Emily Baker takes three wickets as Uplyme win well against Tiverton


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Uplyme II won their 2nd XI C Division East match against Halberton and Sampford Peverell by 28 runs.

In a match sponsored by Martin Diplock and David Gear, Uplyme were invited to bat and made the most of a flat home wicket.

Captain James Dunford and Eddie Clarke put on 50 for the first wicket for the third game in succession before young off spinner Tom Hatton bowled Clarke. Dunford went on to complete his third half-century of the season before being caught at midwicket by Alan Broomfield.

Despite the loss of Matt James, without scoring, Uplyme continued to bat smoothly with Dave Norman and Harry Jobson putting on 64 for the fourth wicket, taking the score to 153.

Norman eventually bowled for a well crafted 35 and Jobson soon joined him in the pavilion with a solid 34 to his name in his first outing of the season. The remaining batsmen struggled to get the ball away and the innings spluttered to a close at 175 for 9.

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Halberton set off in a very positive fashion and raced to 53 from the first ten overs for the loss of one wicket, skipper Adrian Hills, bowled by Neil Price trying to play one extravagant shot too many.

A big wicket was claimed when Woodroffe sixth form student Emily Baker bowled the dangerous Kevin Fever for 32, the big hitter dismissed when he looked set for a big score.

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Young Emily then had Alan Broomfield caught by Matt James from the very next ball!

She failed to gain the hat-trick, but in claiming a quick-fire brace, had effectively broken the back of the run chase!

Debutants Sam Wooster (2-33) and Ben Taylor (1-31) reduced the visitors to 102-8, before Devon Under-11 captain, Tom Hatton, arrived at the crease. He batted with a maturity way beyond his years and showed excellent technique and together with Aaron Marks (25no), took the score to 147 before Emily Baker was recalled to the attack and she promptly produced the perfect off-cutter to find it way through young Hatton’s defence. Baker finished with 3 for 25 and left it to Dunford to take the remaining wicket and secure 19 points for his team.

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