Uphill's batting falls apart in the heat

PUBLISHED: 09:52 03 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:31 24 May 2010

UPHILL Castle lost the toss against Old Bristolians and were asked to field on a hot day at Memorial Playing Field. Uphill openers Moffat (3-44) and Cooke started well, containing the runs and beating the bat. Cooke came up lame into his second over with

UPHILL Castle lost the toss against Old Bristolians and were asked to field on a hot day at Memorial Playing Field.Uphill openers Moffat (3-44) and Cooke started well, containing the runs and beating the bat. Cooke came up lame into his second over with a recurring knee injury and this brought on Chris Davidson (1-25) in tandem with Moffat. Davidson soon picked up the wicket of Snelling leg before and Moffat picked up the captain, King, also leg before soon after. This brought in Tim Burt who was by far the best batsmen of the day, making 81 before holing out on the boundary off the bowling of Bliss (3-48). The middle order provided little resistance, but Uphill could not take the final wicket and OBWs finished on 206-9 from their allotted overs. Credit to the whole side for a good bowling and fielding performance on a good wicket and fast outfield.Uphill displayed their worst batting performance of the season. Opening bowlers James (2-22) and Graham (2-16) bowled tightly and soon dismissed both openers for ducks in consecutive overs. Bliss soon followed second ball attempting a big cover drive and Uphill found themselves 3-3. Thorn (3-14) and Griffiths (3-20) showed great control with their slow bowling mopping up the Uphill middle order and tail for very little, the only resistance coming from John Davidson (20) and Cooke (22).Uphill found themselves all out for 72, 134 runs short.

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