Morgan leads by example but Seaton’s batsmen throw wickets away.

PUBLISHED: 12:28 21 June 2011

Seaton 2nds Vs Bideford. Cricket action from 18th June. Alex Hunt. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3295-25-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton 2nds Vs Bideford. Cricket action from 18th June. Alex Hunt. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3295-25-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton were beaten by nine wickets at Bideford after they were put in and did very well to muster 148-7 in bowler friendly conditions.

Skipper Ben Morgan top scored with 36 and Matt Hancock (22), I Hunt (17) and M Bray (15), chipped in as Seaton closed on 148-7.

Sadly this was not enough to test what is a powerful Bideford side this season and they charged to victory, losing just the one wicket on the way.

A disappointed Morgan said: “It is frustrating because before the game we spoke of the need to be disciplined with the bat and not give our wickets away and, in many of the wickets to fall, we were very guilty of aiding the Bideford cause! In all honesty they (Bideford) are a very good side and there’s no shame in being turned over by them but we certainly need to step up to the mark against other sides in the Division or we are going to be faced with a long hard struggle this term. For me the key to the whole thing is consistency of availability. We were missing three players for the Bideford game and we miss another three for the next one and that is so frustrating. I wish we could get a better spread of regular availability.”

The defeat leaves Seaton third bottom of the C Division table, some nineteen points clear of the bottom two, and, in a tight Division, they are also just 31 points short of the top two! Morgan says: “It is vital that we take something positive in terms of points from the Ivybridge game. I do not want the gap between us and the bottom two to be reduced any further.”

Next up for Morgan and his men is Saturday’s home meeting with an Ivybridge team who start the day three places and twenty points better off.

Seaton II were without a scheduled game on Saturday, this Saturday they head to Mid Devon to face Halberton and Sampford Peverell II.


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