Upottery power to impressive win at Heathcoat

PUBLISHED: 18:42 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:42 02 July 2018

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Upottery put three successive defeats well and truly behind them as they recorded a superb six wicket win over Heathcoat 2nds.

What made the result all the more impressive was that the home side had not been beaten all season at their Knightshayes home and, before the game, sat top of the table.

The home side batted first and scored what looked a useful 227. Shane Kennard took 4-61 and Andrew Pullman had figures of 3-26.

The successful Upottery run chase was led by Jack Larcombe with an unbeaten 77 while skipper Mark Joyce hit an unbeaten 57 as Upottery sealed an impressive six wicket success.

A delighted Joyce said: “The lads bowled and fielded as well as in any game this season. To be critical I’d have to say we let them [Heathcoat] get a few more than we ought to have done, but I was very confident at tea that we could chase 227, and we did.”

He continued: “Jack [Larcombe] batted very well and when it came to my turn we needed 70 from the final 123 overs and I just figured that if the bowlers were going to bowl where I like the ball to be put then I was going to fill my boots.”

The Upottery skipper certainly did just that as he plundered a 21-ball half century, blasting the ball to all parts of then Knightshayes pitch!

Joyce was also delighted with the contribution from teenager jack Smith. Joyce explained saying: “Jack has come back to us from Ilminster and he made his first team debut and scored a very competent 27 which augers well for his future.

On Saturday (July 7), Upottery host a North Devon side that beat them by seven wickets when the teams met at Instow on the opening day of the season.

James Mitcham returns for the game and Joyce says: “We owe them [Braunton] one after they beat us on match day one so we will be going all out to make sure we do bank another win.”

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