Castle require victory in final match to secure promotion

PUBLISHED: 09:35 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:36 01 September 2017

Marcus Bale bowling for Uphill Castle.

Marcus Bale bowling for Uphill Castle.

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Uphill Castle need to win their final league match of the season to ensure promotion.

Uphill Castle travelled to Street looking for a win which would consolidate their promotion position and they did this in style with an emphatic seven-wicket victory.

Skipper Andy Llewellyn won the toss and had no hesitation in putting the hosts into bat and despite a steady start from Street, the first wicket fell with the score on 30 and after this the wickets began to tumble with no batsman looking conformable.

Uphill’s bowling and fielding were at their usual high standard and Street were bowled out for 84. The wicket-takers were Hone Milnes-Win (3-17), Marcus Bail (3-20), Kieran Ward (2-22) and Steve Philips (2-6).

Uphill went out to bat with Andre Belcher and Joe Gadd looking confortable and took the score to 50 before Gadd was dismissed for 38. Belcher went for 19 and this left Philips 12 not out to hit the winning runs and a maximum 35-point haul.

On Saturday, Uphill are home to Middlezoy knowing a victory will guarantee promotion, but a win for the visitors will give them the promotion spot, so it is a winner takes all and a great way to end the season.

Autosmart man of match was Hone Milnes-Win.

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