Clyst St George all but safe after win at Upottery

PUBLISHED: 11:35 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:35 23 August 2018

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Clyst St George are all but safe from the threat of relegation out of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East after they became only the third team ever to defeat Upottery on their Glebe Park ground.

Skipper for the day, Dan Takle won the toss at Upottery and opted to bat first but, apart from a fine knock of 51 from opener Sam Read, none of the next four batsmen could better the six from number three bat Dan Kendall as the Bohea Field men slipped to 89-5 and then 113-6.

However, a battling 29 from skipper Takle and an unbeaten 31 from number 10 Oli Chaterjee helped see Clyst St George to a close of 183-8.

When the home side batted, they too found the going tough at the top of the order and a five wicket burst from second change bowler James Edworthy saw Upottery slip to 70-5.

Just as had happened in the first innings, the home middle order and tail wagged, but it was never enough as Chris Ferro claimed three wickets to see the home side bowled out for 150 in the 41st over.

Edworthy took the bowling honours with superb figures of 5-29 from a full nine overs and the Ferro return was 3-33 from 6.5 overs.

On Saturday (August 25), Clyst St George visit Countess Wear, where 13 points or more will mean they can go into the final game of the season the following Saturday with no fear whatsoever of finding themselves in the lower division next season.

Clyst St George 2nds went down by seven wickets to visiting Upottery 2nds.

Batting first, Ian Edworthy (51) and George O’Dwyer (32) were the principal scorers in a total of 173-8.

However, that was not enough to stop an Upottery side that sealed a top three finish and promotion with their reply of 174-3.

On Saturday, Clyst St George 2nd XIs are without a game and they will conclude their season the following Saturday with a last day trip to Seaton 2nds.

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