Castle collapse against the Knowle spinners

PUBLISHED: 07:36 29 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:21 24 May 2010

UPHILL Castle played host to Knowle in the only match in their division last weekend. Winning the toss, captain Davidson put the visitors in, with a view to picking up points if the game was to be shortened by the weather.

UPHILL Castle played host to Knowle in the only match in their division last weekend.Winning the toss, captain Davidson put the visitors in, with a view to picking up points if the game was to be shortened by the weather. The game started in spectacular fashion as hard-hitting Knowle opener Coombes smashed Holt out the ground first ball of the day, but in the third over Holt got his revenge as he cleaned up the opener's middle stump, after a loose shot. It was not long for Holt to wait for his second wicket as Price (10) got frustrated and holed out to mid-on, where Watts took the catch. Knowle then started to build and took the score to 74 before a smart catch by Sims at backward point, got Moffat in on the wickets. Captain Soloman (41) came to the crease, and he and Tayler (38) frustrated the Castle attack for some time, but Mike Sims managed to get the breakthrough, getting both batsmen out in quick succession, one a juggling catch by Holt. Sam Trego (2-35) then got in the wickets as Castle looked to bowl Knowle out. The innings closed for the visitors in the final over as Moffat got the last man out, leaving Knowle with a total of 220.Although the pitch was drying up, batting was difficult for the Uphill batsmen as the dents in the pitch started to harden and cause uneven bounce. Trego gave the innings some useful momentum as he hit a run a ball 35, until he was caught in the deep. Bliss (19) and Moffat (45) dug in and saw Castle past the 100 mark, but they were soon out in quick succession. This sparked a total collapse as the batsmen struggled to get in and apply themselves, leaving Uphill all out for a sorry 127, with the average off-spin bowling of Coombes managing to pick up six wickets. Once again Castle managed to play well for half the game, but unlike previous weeks did not optimise their bonus points. Moffat got man of the match for top scoring and claiming two wickets.

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