Uphill's dismal start to the season continues

PUBLISHED: 15:44 08 June 2018




Uphill Castle's poor start to the season continued at Staplegrove, their batting again proving their downfall.

Uphill Castle’s dismal start to the season continued with a 92-run defeat away at fellow strugglers Staplegrove.

After the previous day’s heavy rain, Uphill won the toss and no hesitation in putting the hosts in and with George Cox (1-15), Uphill started the game strongly bowling with great pace and well supported the other end by Kieran Chapman (1-32).

At drinks, Staplegrove had moved on to 99-2 off 25 overs, before spin twins Kieran Ward (1-23) and the impressive Marcus Bail (3-41) got Uphill back into the game.

Autosmart man of match Dayne Siede came on to bowl and cleared up the tail with figures of 4-16, well supported by Jermain Jones with two good catches behind the stumps and Staplegrove were bowled out for for 154.

Uphill’s problems this season has been their batting and this again proved to be their downfall with only Siede offering any resistance.

The wickets were tumbling at the other end and when Siede went for 27, Uphill collapsed to a pitiful 62 all out.

A disappointing result for Uphill, but still a long way to go starting on Saturday with a home game against Minehead.

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