Uphill Castle keep survival hopes alive with four-run victory

PUBLISHED: 10:26 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 31 August 2018

Dayne Siede makes it back to his crease.

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Dayne Siede makes it back to his crease. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Uphill Castle defeated Yeovil by just four runs to keep their survival hopes alive.

Uphill Castle kept their survival hopes alive with a vital four-run victory over Yeovil.

The visitors won the toss and asked Uphill to bat and Dayne Siede and Andre Belcher gave Castle another solid start before Belcher was caught and Jones went quickly.

Luke Bliss was Uphill’s second highest scorer with 11 went just after the drinks break and at 90-3 Uphill were well placed.

The wickets kept falling, but Australian Siede who has been in terrific form, kept the innings together and he passed 100 with some lovely shots. When he was out for 120, Uphill folded to 197 all out.

Uphill went out to bowl again knowing anything short of victory could send them down and George Cox struck early and Yeovil could not handle is pace and collapsed to 40-5.

Cox finished with figures of 4-11 and with Marcus Bail chipping in with two wickets, Uphill looked home and dry, but Yeovil didn’t give up with their lower order making a game of it.

With 13 needed off 12 balls with two wickets left, the game was finely balanced but Autosmart man of match Siede came back on to bowl claiming the last two wickets and finished with figures of 4-29 and getting Uphill home by four runs.

There is only one game left away to league winners North Perrot and Uphill need to win and hope the team above them loses. With the spirit the team has shown in the second half of the season, anything is possible.

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