Seaton 2nds beaten at Bradninch
PUBLISHED: 14:58 19 June 2018
Seaton 2nds went down on their visit to Bradninch 2nds in a Tolchards Devon League F Division East game.
However, they count themselves unfortunate to run into a home team that fielded regular first XI player Ross Acton who hit an 86-ball 140 with 26 fours and two sixes.
Seaton won the toss and opted to field first, but were forced to chase leather to many parts of the ground as Acton and Will Birley put on 126 for the first wicket. After Birley fell, for 39, bowled by Tomothy Doulton, Acton was joined by Thom Bunker and they rifled the ball to all parts putting on 106 for the second wicket in just nine overs.
A superb throw from the boundary by Sam Fearnely saw an end to the Acton innings, but not before he had done the damage! Number three bat Bryn Jones was the third home wicket to fall, caught behind by Andrew Carter to give Ian Hunt the first of his three wickets.
Bunker was fourth man out, caught behind by Carter off Hunt for a 51-ball knock that saw him score 81, hitting nine fours and six sixes.
Three more wickets were taken by the Seaton bowlers, two falling to Doulton to leave him with figures of 3-37 from seven overs and Hunt also finished with three wickets with his return being 3-56 from eight as Bradninch closed on a whipping 324-7 which represented their highest ever score in the Devon League.
Harvey Brown and skipper Ben Goodier-Gibson launched the reply, but both fell early, for three and four, respectively. Sam Ferney also fell cheaply – he made three before a 56-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Ollie Aplin and Ian Hunt took the reply to 78 when Hint was caught for 24.
Michael Double (2) also fell before the splendid innings of Aplin was finally ended when he was caught for 61.
Tim Doulton was next man out, caught having scored 18 and Joshua Thomas (5), Matt Lloyd (8) and Theo Balch (5) all fell cheaply as the reply closed on 163 all out one ball into the final over.