Wonderful Wyatt leads Upottery to victory over former team mates
PUBLISHED: 09:41 03 August 2011
Upottery celebrated double success at their Sidmouth Arms headquarters on Saturday night.
This after the 1st XI held onto second spot with a five wicket win in the derby game at home to Kilmington and Dan Prettejohn’s 2nd XI were two wicket winners at Kilmington II.
The star of the 1st XI victory was former Kilmington player Tom Wyatt who hit an imperious unbeaten 91 to lead David Woolacott’s side to victory.
Wyatt was also at the sharp end of the game’s first innings. It was his smart catch that saw the first ball dismissal of opener David Cook to a golden duck and he then went on to pocket two further catches as Kilmington were restricted to 153-9 with only Adam Culley (38), John Lavender (35) and Ben Noble (30no) getting runs. Dan Broom, the bowler behind the first ball wicket, took one other, Stuart Drew also bagged a brace and Gary Kennard claimed 3-26.
Wyatt then dominated proceedings with his unbeaten 91 and there were thirty extras whilst the next best with the bat was a knock of 17 from Ryan Pullman.
When asked about his thoughts on the possibility of Upottery being promoted, Mike Kellow said: “Why not, I know there’s some who ask the question of what would happen if we did go up - well let’s get up and find out for ourselves!”
Upottery’s next game is another East Devon derby when they travel to promotion rivals Uplyme and Lyme Regis.