Axminster win well at home thanks to glorious unbeaten ton from Joel Seward

PUBLISHED: 10:44 24 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:44 24 June 2014

Cricket

Cricket

Archant

Axminster’s batsmen delivered the goods on a sun-kissed Cloakham Lawns wicket that played its part in the team scoring the B Division’s highest total of the day, writes Stephen Birley.

It was a superb, chanceless century from Joel Seward that under pinned the Axminster total of 295-5.

Seward finished with an unbeaten 110 having come in at the fall of the first wicket.

Other contributions came from Jonny Hurford (55), Dave Field (47no) and skipper Tristan Wakeley who opened and scored 20.

Speaking of the Seward ton, Wakeley said: “It was the most mature knock I have seen fro him to date. It was certainly a very special innings and just what we have been looking for. Everyone chipped in and it turned out to be a good all-round effort with the bat.”

Visitors Gabriel made a good fist of the run chase and were finally all out for 234 with the prized wicket of star batsman Mike Gilmour falling to spinner Alex Wraight aided by a catch at deep mid-on by Wakeley. Wraight finished with two wickets for 41 and fellow spinner Gary Larcombe picked up three wickets for 34 whilst seamer Matt Pyle finished with figures of 3-37.

Speaking of his side’s 61-run win, Wakeley said: “It was a good day all round. I was keen for the batsmen to finally show, collectively, what they are capable of. I am very confident that in this Division we have probably one of the most all-round bowling attacks, but for me the key is batting well. We showed in this game that if the batsmen click into gear then we can be very competitive at this level and long may that continue.”

On Saturday, Axminster travel to Plymstock who were bowled out for 83 at Ivybridge at the weekend.

This coming weekend is the half-way mark of the Francis Clark Devon league season so has Wakeley’s pre-season view that consolidation after promotion from the C Division was the target? He said: “Nothing has changed. I want us to continue to show the batting quality we saw against Stoke Gabriel, but on a consistent basis. If we do that then I will be very satisfied and we will have no problem in achieving our pre-season aim. Anything more than that, would be a bonus!”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 08:44

Honiton Town have a terrific chance to make life very tough for their title rivals in the race to land the Macron League Premier Division top honour.

Read more
Tue, 13:29

Racing comes thick and fast for local punters at this time of the year and Taunton will be hosting three meetings in April the first of which is The Family Fun Racemeeting on Thursday April 6, which boasts a total prizepot of £49k, writes Richard Walsh.

Read more
Tue, 11:23

Feniton recorded a much-needed win when they defeated Macron League top flight basement boys Bow 6-1.

Read more
Tue, 11:23

Family day at Exeter Racecourse on Wednesday, April 11 is free for kids and one of the track’s busiest and most action-packed days of the year, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Tue, 11:22

Axe Cliff seniors played their final Winter League match of the season, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Tue, 11:22

Honiton Town Under-14s were 2-1 winners when they made the long journey to Cheriton Fitzpaine for their latest Exeter and District Youth League outing.

Read more
Tue, 11:19

Honiton Hawks Under-8s emerged from a morning of four games against opposition from Chard and Thornbury with three wins and a draw.

Read more
Tue, 11:17

A handful of N1 Tri Club athletes emerged from their winter training hibernation last week to dust off their kit and tackle a couple of duathlon (run-bike-run) events, writes Ellie Dominey.

Read more
Tue, 09:27

Axe Cliff men’s section played round ten, the final round of their Winter League, writes Pete Motson.

Read more
Mon, 17:31

The weather played a great part in this week’s golfing opportunities at Honiton with first rain, and then the waterlogged course, stopping play through the week, writes John Pawley.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications