UPLYME & LYME REGIS 231-6 (19pts) beat OTTERY ST MARY 229-8 (8pts) by two runs

UPLYME & Lyme Regis held their nerve in a gripping finale with Ottery St Mary to win their Devon League C Division East clash by two runs at King George V Playing Fields.

Uplyme lost the toss and were asked to bat first in testing batting conditions, with openers Martin Langford (15) and Mark Batey (11) facing a combined 96 balls, scoring just 26 runs.

Joe Elsworth (16) upped the rate along with overseas player Anand Abhishek, who crashed 38 from 28 balls, including three sixes.

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However, captain Sam Farrow was the catalyst to a solid score for Uplyme, powering 91 not out from 69 balls, comprising of a whopping seven sixes and seven boundaries.

He was supported in a 98-run stand by Tyler Wellman (31) as Uplyme accelerated to 231-6 from their 45 overs.

Little were the hosts to know that the game would boil down to the final over.

Matthew Jeacock (35 off 79) anchored the reply, while Jonathan Triner struck 69 from 75 balls, launching two sixes and five fours.

Tom Jeacock also compiled a rapid 40, however, when Triner departed to leave Ottery on 195-7, the visitors rocketed along with a late flurry of runs.

Sam O’Nyons (25no) gave Uplyme a major fright, the latter’s innings containing two sixes and a four.

However, a late run out of Sam Brook (8) helped Uplyme stem the tide of runs and the hosts saw out the final over to win by just two runs.