Upottery enjoy win double
PUBLISHED: 19:18 17 May 2015 | UPDATED: 19:18 17 May 2015
Upottery enjoyed a win double with both senior sides claiming Tolchards Devon League matchday three victories.
The 1st XI were six wicket winners at Chardstock where they bowled the home side out for 201 and then strolled to victory.
Home skipper Rob Hutchings top scored with 37, but three wickets each for Matt Frost (3-27) and Ryan Pulman (3-33) gave the visiting batsmen a target that Upottery skipper Mark Joyce was gettable, and so it proved.
James Mitchum top scored with 52 and there was a useful unbeaten 44 from South African PJ Kraal as Upottery eased their way home for the loss of just four wickets.
Joyce said: “I felt at tea that we had got the hard bit done by leaving ourselves a target I felt was well within our batting capabilities.”
As for the season’s target, Joyce says: “A top four finish is what we are looking for and I will be disappointed if we do not achieve that.”
Upottery 2nds were even more emphatic winners as they bagged a seven wicket home win over Kentisbeare II. Dominic Kennard (3-9) and Paul Wakefield (3-12) ran through the visitors who were bundled out for 83.
That left Matt Broom (36no) and Jason Kennard (25) to then lead the successful run chase.
1st XI skipper Mark Joyce said: “It’s been a good start for both teams. Dominic (Kennard) has changed jobs now and so will be available to us more this season and that is going to help in terms of putting out regular and settled sides.”
On Saturday the 1st XI host Tiverton and the 2nd XI travel to Shobrooke Park II.
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