Uphill Castle crash at Wellington
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Uphill Castle were comprehensively beaten by 134 runs at Wellington.
UPHILL Castle crashed to a resounding defeat at Wellington when they lost by 134 runs.
Wellington were invited to bat and Simon Webster struck in his second over when Seb Winn took a smart catch at second slip. Sparks joined Davies and both batsmen played and missed regularly against some good bowling from Webster and George Cox.
Having played themselves in, the pair then feasted on some loose bowling assisted by the outfield, which was uneven to say the least. Davis was eventually smartly run out by Alex Winn and Luke Bliss with the score on 150 in the 28th over.
Sparks reached his 100 and with his eye firmly in, increased the tempo and started hitting the ball to all parts with 164 runs coming off the last 20 overs. Sparks finished on an undefeated 170 which contained 23 fours and two sixes.
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Uphill’s reply initially gave some hope racing to 70 in the 11th over for the loss of Alex Winn and Tom Oultram. Scoring started to become harder and with pressure increasing on the run rate, wickets started to fall.
When Seb Winn went for 54, any outside hope of snatching a victory went and the innings closed when Uphill were all out for 181 in the 41st over, despite some entertaining hitting from Webster at the end.
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The Uphill Specsavers man of the match was Seb Winn.
C Davies run out 58
M Holloway c A Winn b Webster 4
A Sparks not out 170
P Short lbw Webster 21
S Murdock b Bail 13
A Latifi c Williams b Bail 0
M Capaldi b Cox 8
R Moysey not out 9
Total (6 wkts) 314
Bowling: S Webster 8-0-47-2; G Cox 10-0-50-1; M Bail 7-1-47-2; L Bliss 10-0-43-0; A Winn 7-0-54-0; H Watts 8-0-67-0.
S Winn st Latifi b Short 54
A Winn b Desave 16
T Oultram c Davies b Desave 10
L Bliss st Latifi b Moysey 11
G Cox c Sparks b Hendy 2
J Goegan run out 0
H Watts st Latifi b Moysey 18
A Llewellyn b Capaldi 5
G Williams c Holloway b Desave 10
M Bail not out 10
S Webster b Hewson 19
THE seconds were comprehensively beaten by league leaders Kilve.
Batting first, Uphill could only manage 88 all out. The only batsmen to reach double figures were Mark Hodder (26), Ian Tasker (17) and Dave Bickell (11).
In reply, Kilve reached their target in the 11th over, with opener C Taylor scoring a belligerent 58 not out.
UPHILL 4th XI hosted Trull 2nd XI and after winning the toss, Uphill reached 98-1 at drinks after 23 overs.
Four wickets then fell for just 12 runs and only Sean Tanner (31) and Sam Frost (59 not out) had any real success as Uphill closed on 181 all out, thanks to 43 extras.
Trull began steadily, moving to 64 before losing their first wicket. They progressed to 116-5 after 31 overs, with Dave Teagle defending at one end and young Oliver Barrett attacking at the other.
Teagle finished on 10 not out from 70 balls and match winner Barrett hit 43 from 47 balls to see Trull home in the last over.
For Uphill, Mike Doe bowled a tidy 12 over for just 27 runs and Tanner took 3-30 from 11.1. Uphill followed Trull’s example and gifted the visitors 48 extras.
Specsavers man of the match was Sam Frost.