Pritchard and Hunt give Seaton perfect start, but Filleigh bag Court Lane draw.

PUBLISHED: 07:23 28 June 2012

Seaton fielding against Plymouth Civil Service. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3018-24-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton fielding against Plymouth Civil Service. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3018-24-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton set things up nicely for this Saturday’s derby game at Whimple with the better of a drawn match with another side harbouring promotion hopes, Filleigh.

Steven Pritchard (76) and Alex Hunt (41) put on 138 for the opening wicket helping set up the Seaton total of 193-6. Joe Berry then claimed 4-40 as Filleigh’s reply

closed on 147-7.

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan said: “To take five more points in a game with one of our closest rivals for a promotion place is a job well done. The openers set us up well for a respectable score, but we just came up short trying to bowl them (Filleigh) out. Saturday’s game at Whimple offers a real chance for Morgan’s men to end the first half of the campaign in a promotion berth. They head into the Whimple match sitting third, ten points shy of Feniton who in turn are ten points short of leaders Yelverton.

Morgan says: “It’d be nice to head into the second half of the season in the promotion picture. It’s clearly a very tight Division this time. But we are playing good positive cricket and long may that continue.”

Seaton 2nds were nine wicket winners in their game at Axminster III.

Chris Aplin (4-19) and James Thomas (2-13) were the principle Seaton wicket takers in an Axminster total of 112.

Dave Turner (33) and Nial Waterhouse (22) then saw Seaton to a comfortable victory, though they were helped over the line by a generous 44 extra’s.

Ian Hunt’s table topping side must sit out this coming weekend for scheduled opposition Cheriton Fitzpaine 2nds withdrew from the league last week.


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