Holmes powers Honiton to Seaton success

PUBLISHED: 09:13 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:13 17 July 2013

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Honiton skipper Adam Holmes played a key role in his team’s derby success over promotion chasing Seaton.

Holmes first claimed three of the Seaton wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 222 and then he hit his sides top score of 48 as the win was achieved with three wickets and just under two overs to spare.

Seaton were led to their 222 by Richard Walker with a splendid 102 with the best of the rest coming from the bats of skipper Ben Morgan and Mike Wheeler, who both hit 26.

The Holmes three wickets apart there were a brace bagged by Kev Kelly who had missed the previous weeks defeat being on holiday.

Holmes then led his sides successful run chase with that knock of 48 whilst Ollie Cave chipped in with 39.

The win, their fourth of the campaign, and a third in then past four outings since Holmes took over the skipper’s role, boosts the Honiton bid to avoid dropping out of the D Division. They now sit fourth bottom, eleven points above second bottom Countess Wear and five points clear of third bottom Halberton & Sampford Peverell.

A delighted Holmes said: “That was just what we needed after the previous week’s defeat and it gives us a better than fighting chance of clambering clear of then drop zone. Everybody chipped in be it with bat or ball or indeed in the field. It was a very competent all-round display; one that augers well for the remainder of our season and if we can repeat this sort of collective shift over the next seven weeks then we will keep our status in this division.”

He added: “I would like to say hat’s off to Seaton and in particular their skipper Ben Morgan who made a real scrap of the game and tried all he could to fashion a result. I wish them well for the rest of the season.”

On Saturday Honiton entertain Feniton and Holmes says of the game: “It’ll be tough, but it’s one I expect to win. They (Feniton) have a team far too good to be bottom, but the fact that they are means they are not playing well, or not getting the breaks and we have to take advantage of that.”


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