Seaton prepare for visit to Halberton and Sampford Peverell

PUBLISHED: 13:17 17 July 2012

Cricket was flooded off at Ottery St. Mary as the town suffered from torrential downpours over the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 6249-28-12AW

Cricket was flooded off at Ottery St. Mary as the town suffered from torrential downpours over the weekend. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 6249-28-12AW

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It was another frustrating mid-summer Saturday for Seaton skipper Ben Morgan after his side had their game at Feniton called off owing to a waterlogged Acland Park.

Morgan said: “We travelled to Feniton where we found the wicket really was not playable. To their (Feniton) credit they did as much as they could to try and get some sort of surface for us to play on, but it was all just too soft. It really has now become an unbelievably frustrating season. I have never knows a cricket campaign like this one for all the cancellations and then, even when we do get a start, rain affected contests. I appreciate it is the same for everybody, but it does make for what I think are unbalanced tables given the given the way some teams are being hit by the weather more than others. In our Division, leaders Yelverton have been denied a game just the once whilst both Whimple and Halberton have been hit five times and ourselves, Honiton, Filleigh and Cockington have all lost four to the weather. It’s particularly frustrating when the games that are hit by the rain are the big ones and a meeting with Feniton, with the two teams sitting second and third behind table topping Yelverton, is in that category.”

Yelverton were denied outright victory for only the third time in the ten matches they have played this term and so now hold a 27-point lead over Morgan’s men who in turn are just six behind East Devon neighbours Feniton.

On Saturday Seaton travel to Halberton and Sampford Peverell, who thumped them by ten wickets at Court Lane back in May.

Morgan says: “We certainly owe them one after what was a mauling. That said it was another of those weather hit days where the toss was all empowering and so it proved as we then batted in-differently to be bundled out for 108 which they knocked off at a canter.”


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