Uplyme bag the derby honours as Seaton are sunk


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Uplyme took the derby honours when they defeated Seaton by 42 runs in a Tolchards Devon League C Division (East) meeting, writes Alf Bellworthy.

Home skipper Steve Batey won the toss, opted to bat and saw openers Alfie Bellworthy and Laurie Thomas launch the home effort, whilst the Seaton openers were Ben Libby and skipper Ben Morgan.

An early wicket fell with Bellworthy caught by Bray at point for two and the wicket was followed swiftly by three others to leave the Uplyme innings in deep trouble on 15-4!

Skipper Mark Batey and H Brimicombe were tasked with restoring things for the home side and they bedded themselves in and took the game to Seaton, adding 100 together before Brimicombe was trapped leg before by Joel Seward for a commendable 32.

Skipper Batey continued to take the innings on before he was caught in the deep for a splendid 90 and his team were able to close on what looked a below-par, but competitive, 161.

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Seward, with three wickets for 15 runs from 5.4 overs, was the pick of the Seaton effort with the ball whilst Libby returned figures of 2-19.

The Seaton reply was hit by the second ball dismissal of Pritchard, caught in the slips by Mark Brimicombe off the bowling of Paddy Barraclough. Seward was next in, and out, as he fell to a magnificent Barraclough delivery.

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A third wicket was snared with the reply on 32 and, within two balls, the fourth wicket had been claimed without addition to the score!

Seaton skipper Morgan was then caught by Barraclough off the bowling of Lee to leave his teams hopes of maintaining their unbeaten start to the new campaign in tatters.

However, Mike Wheeler joined Seward and the pair, rather like the counter-attack launched earlier in the contest by Batey and Brimicombe, and they had added 58 when Seward was bowled by Daley Holmes.

Australian Richard O’Hallaran and Steve Batey then worked in tandem to clean up the Seaton tail with the final wicket falling on 119.

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