Uplyme 2nds claim fine win over Kentisbeare with Marshall so might!

On the back of two good wins Uplyme entertained visitors Kentisbeare with confidence that the undefeated run in the second half of the season could continue, writes Edward Clarke.

Having lost the toss skipper Rod Holmes was asked to bowl first.

As it turned out this played into his hands as he had the bowlers to exploit a pitch with rather variable bounce. Improving opener Wes Holmes bowled his best spell of the season taking two wickets for a miserly six runs in a six over opening burst.

This was followed up by another best for the season performance by 15-year-old Will Marshall who took 3 for 33 in his six over spell.

Only opener Libby McCartney showed any resistance and having survived a dropped chance before he had reached double figures he went on to make a fine 62. However, when he went the tail was mopped up by the spin of Harvey Brimicombe, three for six and Daley Holmes, one for 11.

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Uplyme’s reply started steadily with Dave Norman and Harvey Brimicombe playing watchfully, but punishing the bad balls and picking up boundaries over a lightening quick outfield.

After drinks Harvey opened his shoulders and quickly moved on to his first half century for the club before being stumped for 53.

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Andy Hazeldine bowled Derek Wellman for 10, but Uplyme never looked in trouble and Tim Daniel, 19 not out, saw them over the line with Dave Norman remaining undefeated on 38.

The win consolidates Uplyme’s position in the top half of the league and prepares them for next weeks tough encounter against second place Whimple.

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