Castle get back to winning ways with derby success
PUBLISHED: 09:17 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 14 July 2017
Uphill Castle got back to winning ways with a derby victory over Cheddar.
Uphill Castle got back to winning ways with a low-scoring two-wicket victory over visitors Cheddar.
Uphill lost the toss and were asked to bowl first and got off to a confident start with George Cox and Kieran Ward putting early pressure on Cheddar which resulted in a run out.
Uphill’s fielding and catching was at a high standard as Cheddar collapsed to 69-8. The visitors’ tail then put up some resistance with some big hitting and eventually they were all out for 127.
Wicket-takers were Kieran Chapman (3-24), Ward (2-9) off nine overs and George Cox and Hone Milnes-Win sharing the last couple of wickets.
Uphill went into bat feeling confident, but lost Seb Winn early and no-one really got going. Tom Llewellyn (12), George Chapman (19) both got out and when Andy Llewellyn joined Jermain Jones, Uphill were struggling at 60-5.
But these two used their experience and guided Castle towards the total. Jones went for 35 and Llewellyn (30), but Marcus Bail hit the winning boundary to secure a much-needed win and now look forward to Saturday’s game away at Yeovil.
Autosmart man of match was Kieran Ward.