Cricket: Below-par Uphill Castle conquered by rivals
PUBLISHED: 10:30 04 July 2019
Uphill Castle lost to Shapwick & Polden by eight wickets after a below-par performance.
On a hot summer day, Uphill won the toss and chose to bat and got off to a promising start with 29 runs for the first wicket.
George Chapman played some lovely shots, before Paddy Holiday, with the score on 62, was clean bowled.
Chapman was next man out for 35 before captain Andy Llewellyn followed him after reaching 21.
They were the only two players to get double figures as the hosts collapsed to 143.
Castle hoped for a good start in the field, but the visitors got to their target with Marcus Bail and Mark Patch taking a wicket each.
The Autosmart man of the match award went to Chapman, but it was a very disappointing performance from Uphill who, at the halfway stage of the season, are bottom of the league.
Uphill are back in action this Saturday at Taunton St Andrews.