Upottery collapse after decent start and lose to Kilmington

Upottery skipper Dave Woolacott lamented his losing of the toss as his sides were put in and bowled out for 131 at home to Kilmington.

However, that final total does not tell the whole story for Woolacott and Ollie Rice put on 63 for the opening wicket before Rice fell for 20.

Then, from a comfortable 102-2, Upottery slipped to 131 all out as Charlie Clode claimed 6-26 for the visitors.

Tom Gooding led the run chase with a splendid 63 and young Clode completed a fine all-round effort with 27.

Woolacott said: “It was clearly a very bad toss to lose! That said, with three figures on the board and just two wickets down we really ought to have posted a challenging total. I don’t think too many of our batters applied themselves as diligently as they could have done! We’ll have to put some hard work in and get our heads down with the bat. I was also not best pleased with an extras count of 23 when they (Kilmington) batted, that’s another area for us to address.”

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This Saturday Upottery head for a Kenn side that have had both their first two matches cancelled owing to waterlogged wickets.

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