Disappointing defeat for Uphill Castle

PUBLISHED: 10:37 18 May 2018

George Fox bowling for Uphill Castle.

George Fox bowling for Uphill Castle.

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Uphill Castle slipped to their second defeat of the season, this time at home to Bridgwater seconds.

Uphill Castle welcomed Bridgwater 2nds for their first home game of the season and ended up with a disappointing five-wicket defeat.

The visitors won the toss and asked Uphill to bat first and they got off to a bad start losing Joe Gadd and Andre Belcher cheaply, but skipper Andy Llewellyn joined Dayne Siede and they took the score to 84 before Siede was caught for 26.

This brought George Cox to the crease and he carried on is good form with an excellent 49 to take the score to 148-4 and Uphill in a strong position, but Llewellyn was dismissed for 48 and the innings started to collapse.

Only Tom Llewellyn (18) with two big sixes reaching double figures as the innings ended on a below par 183.

Bridgwater started badly with Andy Brooks and Cox (2-31) bowling well and they were 20-2 when Castle were guilty of some dropped catches and let the visitors off the hook and back into the game.

Marcus Bail came on and struck immediately with figures of 3-37, but this wasn’t enough and Bridgwater reached their target with five wickets left.

Uphill will look at this as a missed opportunity, but they picked up five bonus points to stay out of the relegation places, but face another tough game this Saturday away to early season leaders Chard.

Autosmart man of match was George Cox.

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