UPLYME & LYME REGIS 200-5 (20pts) beat HEATHCOAT II (4pts) 86 by 114 runs.

UPLYME & Lyme Regis recorded their first Devon Cricket League C Division East win of the season, beating Heathcoat Seconds by 114 runs.

Full credit to both sides who played out an entertaining game while dodging the showers and mastering some difficult underfoot ground conditions.

The maximum 20-point haul, coupled with other teams not playing, lifted them up into sixth in the table.

Uplyme skipper Sam Farrow opted to bat first in a rain-restricted 30-over game and, after opener Preston Hilless (26) had got them away to a bright start, the arrival of Joe Elsworth at the crease gave the innings greater impetus.

Elsworth provided the backbone of the final total, his stylish knock of 81 coming off 58 balls and including eight fours and six maximums.

There were also useful contributions from Martin Langford (27no) and Steve Batey (20no) while the pick of the Heathcoat bowlers were Lee Dixon (2-34) and Paul Elliott (2-11).

The visitors never looked likely to achieve the run rate needed against some tight bowling and at one stage had slumped to 52-7.

Dixon (22) made some progress in the middle of the order and Josh Kallaway (14) claimed several boundaries in a late flurry.

Uplyme’s Lahiru Abeywickrama, bowling off a shortened run-up, was a constant problem for the Heathcoat batters.

He completed five overs with figures of (3-31) and there was good support from Max Felgate (2-13) and Steve Batey (2-5).

A mention also to Mark Batey who proved what a safe pair of hands he has by taking three catches as the visitors were all out for 86 with several overs still remaining.

Uplyme make the trip to Ottery St. Mary on Saturday (1pm).