FENITON 160 lost to UPLYME & LYME REGIS 242 by 82 runs

UPLYME & Lyme Regis marched into the Devon League play-off E final with a resounding 82-run win over Feniton.

Captain Steve Batey again led by example, scoring a second century of the season before claiming three wickets.

Uplyme now host Plymouth Civil Service & Roborough in the final at King George V Playing Fields on Saturday (1pm).

Uplyme have built their success this season on some blistering batting and again their prowess with the willow set up their seventh straight victory.

Alfie Jacques played a supporting role as Batey carved numerous boundaries, the duo sharing 87 for the first wicket until the former fell to John Buckland (4-36).

Batey continued to blast the runs, reaching his century with 12 boundaries and three sixes.

However, Sam Vincent (1-37) ended Batey’s 84-ball knock as Uplyme reached 167-2.

Mark Batey added 21 while Tyler Wellman (32) and Joe Elsworth (29) scored rapidly to help post an imposing 242 from 40 overs.

Uplyme struck twice early in Feniton’s reply to leave their hosts 37-2, before a three-wicket blitz from Steve Batey (3-32) reduced Feniton to 118-5.

Mark Kingdon (58) passed 50 to defy the Uplyme attack but, when he was bowled by Jacob Maltby, the wheels quickly fell off the Feniton chase.

Uplyme took the last five wickets for 25 runs, with Maltby (3-25) Feniton’s chief tormentor.