Uphill fall just short against Clevedon
Uphill Castle Under-15s finished just four runs short in their league encounter against Clevedon.
UPHILL Castle Under-15s travelled to Clevedon for their third league game of the season.
Clevedon were put into bat and Tom Miller removed one opener in the second over. A couple of dropped catches and fielding mistakes left Clevedon with a respectable score of 133-6 after 20 overs, with Elliott Newman taking two wickets.
The opening pair of Newman and Paddy Holyday set about the fierce bowling attack, but only scored four before Elliott was out.
After a couple of quick wickets, Kieran Chapman came in and scored an impressive 57 not out, aided by Paddy Holyday who scored 33. Wickets started to tumble in a nail-biting finish and in the end Uphill finished four runs short.
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The Under-11s lost at Claverham by 82 runs. Batting first Uphill scored 203-9 (Barrington). Tommy Carter and Sam Lance both scored four not out and Aimee Davidson was also unbeaten on her debut.
For Claverham Sam Tall took 2-3 and Max Horton 2-2, with James McDermott also grabbing a brace (2-9). Skipper Cameron Martin (1-2) also took a good catch as did wicket-keeper Jake Maine, with the other wicket takers being Max Viney (1-6) and Jack Harwood (1-6).
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Uphill stuck to their task enthusiastically in the field with Carter leading the way with a fine catch off the bowling of Adam Williams. This was the only wicket to fall as Claverham posted 285-1, with Max Horton top scoring with 8 not out. For Uphill, Charlie Harding and Neve Kennedy both bowled three accurate overs.
The Four Fifty Partnership man of the match went to Tommy Carter, with Neve Kennedy being awarded the most improved player.