Brilliant Beddell boosts Seaton

PUBLISHED: 10:05 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 10 July 2013

Axminster II action v Shobrooke Park

Axminster II action v Shobrooke Park


Seaton continued their bid to be the ‘best of the rest’ behind all-conquering D Division leaders Clyst Hydon by powering to a 99-run win at Uplyme and Lyme Regis.

The individual stand-out performance came from Nick Beddell making his seasonal debut for Seaton as he hit a century and then claimed a six-icket haul.

Beddell top scored with 114 and there were supporting knocks from Mark Bray (52) and skipper Ben Morgan (33) in a total of 262-5.

Beddell then claimed six wickets for 25 runs, a feat made all the more impressive as he was the third change bowler!”

Morgan said: “The scores may give the impression that it was a one-man show, but this was actually a great all-round effort;arguably one of our best of the season so far.

Nick (Beddell) was outstanding. He plays up in the Bristol area, but has a caravan locally and spends the latter part of the summer in it and so plays for us which means we’ll have him on board for the remainder of the campaign which really strengthens us significantly.”

Next up for Seaton is Saturday’s home game with a Honiton side that has found some form since the appointment of Adam Holmes as skipper, though they did lose last weekend to Ashburton.

Morgan says: “Honiton will be a threat as they are clearly currently one of the four clubs battling to avoid the drop, but since Kev (Kelly) stood down as skipper they have seen a change in fortunes and will no doubt be keen to damage our promotion hopes. However, we are in a good place right now, playing with a lot of confidence and the arrival of Nick Beedell has given us all a boost. It looks as if we are all playing for the one promotion berth given the lead that the very strong Clyst Hydon side has, so we need to keep winning to stay one step ahead of the rest.”

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