Upottery bag vital win in bid top avoid the drop

PUBLISHED: 09:13 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:13 17 July 2013

Upottery gave their hopes of staying in the E Division a big boost as they thumped the only side to sit below them in the table, Yarcombe & Stockland by 84 runs.

Batting first it was a magnificent unbeaten century from Adam Pullman that under pinned the Upottery innings that eventually closed on 277-8 with Pullman not out 114.

It was Pullman’s maiden ton for the club, and he served up a superb display from first delivery received to the conclusion of the innings.

Matthew Button-Stephens provided the best of the supporting acts with his knock of 40.

A measure of just how impressive the all-round nature of the Upottery performance was that five different bowlers each bagged a brace of wickets!

Upottery skipper Matt Frost said: “That’s just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully this will kick-start our season of which there’s enough left to make sure we stay in the division. Adam’s innings was special and we were all delighted for him when he got to 100. I always felt that our score was ample and so it was just a case of then trying to bank maximum points with a decent bowling display and we delivered that also!”

Next up Upottery entertain Whimple. Frost says: “They are flying at the moment and will be really tough opponents, but I’d like to think the Yarcombe win has lifted everybody’s spirits and we’ll take renewed confidence into the coming games. We do still have to play Bridestowe, Topsham St James and Kenn at home after the Whimple match amongst what will then be our remaining six matches, so have our fate firmly in our own hands.”

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