Uphill Castle's poor form continues with disappointing defeat

PUBLISHED: 09:20 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:20 30 June 2017

Steve Phillips batting for Uphill Castle.

Steve Phillips batting for Uphill Castle.

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Uphill Castle slumped to their third consecutive defeat, going down at home to Street by nine wickets.

Uphill Castle’s recent slump continued with a disappointing nine-wicket defeat at home to Street.

The visitors won the toss and asked Uphill to bat first and they got off to a solid start with Joe Gadd (31) in fine form, as was Steve Philips (49).

Gadd was the first to go and after this wickets began to tumble and at 118-5, Uphill looked in trouble but Jermain Jones came to the rescue with some big hitting and with Mat Ogbourne (12), got Uphill back into the game.

When Jones went for 59 it was left to Kieran Ward (12) and Kieran Chapman (17) to end the innings on 226-8.

Uphill needed a good start, but for once this did not happen. The bowling was loose and wayward from all the bowlers and got punished severely. Street had no problem reaching their target with just one wicket down and 13 overs to spare.

It was a disappointing day for Castle and with a free weekend to regroup for the second half of the season, there is still plenty to play for.

Autosmart man of match Jermain Jones.

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