Another ‘Good Daye’ for Seaton as Aussie Ryan strokes his way to a superb ton

A set of cricket stumps ahead of the start of play in a Tolchards Devon Cricket League match,. Pictu

A set of cricket stumps ahead of the start of play in a Tolchards Devon Cricket League match,. Picture STEVE BIRLEY - Credit: Archant

Australian Ryan Daye stroked his way to a superb century as Seaton defeated visiting Chudleigh by 109 runs and it all means that, at the halfway stage of the B Division season, Seaton are top and ‘on course’ to be playing second tier Devon League cricket in 2020.

After winning the toss, Seaton skipper Ben Morgan wasted little time in deciding to bat first on what looked another five Court Lane batting strip.

Matt Hewer and Ryan Daye launched the home effort with the bat and took the score to 58 before Hewer fell for 13. That brought Joel Seward to the wicket to join Aussie Dare and the pair set about having some 'fun it he sun', as they despatched the ball to all parts of the ground.

When the pair had finished, they had added 185 for the second wicket which became that of Joel Seward, but not before he had stuck 71 from 93 deliveries faced, hitting six fours and one six. Seward's departure left Seaton on 243-2 and it was quickly 243-3 as the magnificent innings of dare finally came to an end.

The Aussie had faced 122 balls, hitting 14 fours and two sixes for his contribution of 129.

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Skipper Morgan scored 12 as home wickets fell in a bid to boost the score towards 300 and they closed on an imposing 270-6 after their 45 overs.

Chudleigh's reply was hit by a succession of catches - not fewer than seven of the eight visiting wickets to all went to catches!

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Matt Hewer (2), Ben Morgan (2), Brian Cann, Joe Berry and Ryan Dare, all showed safe hands as Chudleigh were restricted to 161-8 after their 45 overs. Joel Seward took the bowling honours with a return of 3-35 and there were two wickets for both Joe Berry (2-27) and Daley Holmes (2-42).

On Saturday (July 6), Seaton travel to Bovey Tracey, who they defeated by six wickets when the sides met at Court Lane on the opening day of the season.

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