Uphill up to second place in the league

PUBLISHED: 09:25 29 July 2016

George Cox scores 115 off 78 bowls before he is finally bowled out
Uphill Castle cricket v Bagborough

George Cox scores 115 off 78 bowls before he is finally bowled out Uphill Castle cricket v Bagborough 23,07,2016

Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography

Uphill Castle moved up to second spot in the Somerset Premier Division after a convincing 184-run victory over Bagborough.

Uphill Castle moved into second place in the Shrubbery Somerset Premier Division after a huge 184-run win over bottom side Bagborough.

On another glorious day at the Castle, Kieran Ward won the toss and chose to bat. With a few changes to the side, Sam Frost (14) and Seb Winn (21) opened up the batting and unlike Uphill this season, both openers were out cheaply and Jermaine Jones soon followed to leave Uphill at 40-3.

Once again, the experienced Andy Llewellyn (39) stuck around and dug deep for the side, while George Cox (115) scored a stunning ton after hitting the ball to all parts of the ground.

Tommy Llewellyn (27) scored his runs quickly to continue the momentum and Markus Bail (15), Ward (15) and Paddy Holyday (12) all helped the scoreboard tick along to see Uphill to a big score of 305.

With a mountain to climb, Bagborough did not start well as they lost an opener to Bail (9-1-32-2), who bowled him. Cox (5-1-21-0) opened up from the other end and bowled tightly, before Matthews (5-0-24-1) came on to bowl and got a wicket in his first over.

Ward (6-2-15-2) bowled well again and Tommy Llewellyn (6.1-0-23-4), who has not had much chance to bowl this year, showed his talent as he ripped through the batting line-up to see the side home and Bagborough bowled out for 121.

Uphill are delighted to have made it eight from eight and to have done it such a professional manner.

On Saturday, the side face a long journey to Ashbrittle, where man of the match Cox scored a massive 152 not out last year.

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