Castle get back to winning ways with derby success

PUBLISHED: 09:17 14 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 14 July 2017

Andy Llewellyn batting for Uphill.

Andy Llewellyn batting for Uphill.

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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.

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