Uphill lose out in top of the table clash

PUBLISHED: 09:11 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 18 August 2017

Joe Gadd batting for Uphill.

Joe Gadd batting for Uphill.


Uphill Castle lost out in their top of the table clash with Frome, but remain in second spot.

Uphill Castle travelled to league leaders Frome looking to close the gap, but came unstuck with a 34-run defeat.

Frome won the toss and elected to bat first, but it was Uphill who enjoyed the early stages with Kieran Ward and George Cox bowling accurately.

Cox made a early breakthrough with Jermain Jones taking a excellent one-handed diving catch and this set the tone for the innings with some tremendous fielding and at the drinks interval frome were 72-2.

Marcus Bail joined the attack and continued his good form taking 1-36 and Joe Gadd 1-30, but it was the introduction of Steve Philips who did the damage, taking 3-26 and with George Cox also taking 3-26, Frome closed their innings on 181-8.

Uphill’s batting has been a bit inconsistent this season and this proved the case again with only the impressive Joe Gadd (47) looking comfortable and when he was dismissed, captain Andy Llewellyn took over, hitting a couple of boundaries.

Wickets kept tumbling and when Ward joined Llewellyn, the score was 95-9 and not looking good, but these two attacked the bowling with Ward hitting a tremendous six and Llewellyn hitting the boundaries, they put on 52 before Ward was caught for 26, leaving Llewellyn on 34 not out and the team all out for 147.

Results elsewhere meant Uphill are still second by 10 points with three games to play, starting with Taunton Deane at home on Saturday. Autosmart man of match was Joe Gadd.

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