Seaton 2nds up and running with victory over Honiton

PUBLISHED: 15:51 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:26 25 May 2018

Picture: Matt Smart

Picture: Matt Smart

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Seaton 2nds have had a frustrating start to the new season and had to wait until matchday three of the Tolchards Devon League F Division East campaign to play their first game.

Matchday one had left Seaton without a game after the pre-season withdrawal of Alphington 2nds and, on matchday two, scheduled opponents Shobrooke Park II were unable to raise a side!

However, that was not the case when they travelled to Mountbatten Park to take on Honiton 2nds.

Batting first, the home side were three down with only 23 runs on the score board as Sam Fernley struck twice and Rob Gibson won a leg before appeal.

Fernley struck a third time and, when Ben Goodier-Gibson claimed two wickets in quick succession, Honiton were 91-6! The end came soon after to leave the home innings all out for 96 with Nick Tenor claiming the final four wickets on his way to figures of 41-3. Fernley’s return was 3-21 and Goodier-Gibson ended with 2-17.

It was Ben Goodier-Gibson who led the successful run chase, top scoring with an unbeaten 42 with Ollie Aplin the other main contributor – he was unbeaten on 33 as the winning line was crossed with just two wickets down.

In a division that is down to nine teams, Seaton sit fourth in the fledgling table having played a game less than the three teams above them. Only Sidmouth III sport a perfect played three won three record so far. On Saturday (May 19) Seaton get the chance to become the first team to defeat the Fortfield men when they host them in what will be their first home game of the new league term.

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