Morgan and Copp combine to steer Seaton from certain defeat to losing draw

PUBLISHED: 12:50 14 June 2012

Seaton fielding against Plymouth Civil Service. Joe Berry sends a delivery to a Civil Service batsman. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3041-24-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton fielding against Plymouth Civil Service. Joe Berry sends a delivery to a Civil Service batsman. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3041-24-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton skipper Ben Morgan led from the front to guide his side from what looked a certain defeat to a losing draw.

Visitors Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough had been bowled out for 207 with Phil Collins taking 5-49 and the skipper 2-32.

At 79-7 Seaton were staring defeat in the face.

Then Ben Copp joined the skipper at the wicket and the pair added 83 for the eighth wicket before Copp was dismissed for 33.

Morgan stood firm and last man Joe Berry blocked out the final two deliveries as Seaton closed on 163-9.

Morgan said: “Phil (Collins) once again bowled really well. He is certainly on top of his game right now. We also fielded well and the support bowling was again very good. Sadly, not for the first time this season, our batting let us down. It was certainly not a 79-7 track and we need to rethink some of our shot selection and indeed shot making! That said when you emerge from a game without being beaten having been staring down the barrel you have to be doing something right!”

On Saturday Seaton, who sit fourth some five points short of the top two, visit Honiton.


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