Tommy hit maiden century in emphatic victory
PUBLISHED: 17:50 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:51 06 June 2017
Uphill Castle’s Tommy Llewellyn hit his maiden century for the club, while George Cox also scored a ton in a comprehensive 131-run victory over Butleigh.
Uphill Castle travelled to Butleigh and kept their 100 per cent record with a 131-run victory.
The hosts won the toss and asked Uphill to bat first on a slow wicket and lost both openers Wynn and Chapman cheaply. Autosmart man of the match Tom Llewellyn joined Steve Philips and added 69 for the third wicket taking the score up to 79, before Philips was dismissed for 32.
George Cox joined Llewellyn and these two attacked the bowling with some tremendous shots with a mixture of power hitting and quality stroke play.
Llewellyn reached is maiden century for Uphill in 70 balls and was eventually out for 108, leaving Cox to keep the score ticking over and he reached is second century of the season in 76 balls, finishing on 101 not out. With Jermaine Jones getting a quick 14, Uphill declared in the 42nd over on 303-6.
After tea, there was a 15-minute break for rain before Philips got a early wicket. Butleigh were always chasing the game, but the middle order got them back into the game with the score on 153-4. A great catch from George Chapman got rid of their danger man before Butleigh collapsed to 172.
Philips finished with 4-23, Brooks 1-17, Cox 1-15 and Kieran Ward 3-31, to give Uphill 35 points and more importantly a lead of 27 points at the top of the table.
Castle are looking to extend their unbeaten record at home to Frome on Saturday.
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