Seaton put table toppers to the sword

PUBLISHED: 11:39 07 June 2012

Seaton were in bat against Halberton & SP on Saturday 19th May. Reid Mawdsley defending his wicket. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 0146-21-12AW. To order a copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton were in bat against Halberton & SP on Saturday 19th May. Reid Mawdsley defending his wicket. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 0146-21-12AW. To order a copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton struck the result of the weekend as they became the first side to defeat D Division high fliers Yelverton, beating them by five wickets at Court Lane.

Phil Collins (3-27) and skipper Ben Morgan (3-40) were supported by Joe Berry and Ben Copp who each bagged a brace of wickets as the table toppers were bowled out for 181.

A 61-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Mike Wheeler (54no) and Matt Hancock (45no) which followed earlier runs from John Waterhouse (31) saw Seaton over the line.

A delighted Morgan said: “It was a deserved success. We bowled and fielded very well and then ran the run chase at a decent pace. The team have now shown the standard I am keen for us to repeat on a consistent basis and I would like to think, certainly at home, we will maintain this level of commitment and application.”

On Saturday Seaton, who sit third, a point behind second placed Honiton, host a Plymouth Civil, Service and Roborough outfit who loe third bottom of the table.

Alex Hunt struck an unbeaten 101 in the Seaton II total of 259-6 at Cullompton II.

Niall Waterhouse (34) and skipper Ian Hunt (30) also chipped in for Seaton who had the hosts 116-4 when the rain got so heavy that play had to stop.

Pete Lawson took 2-26 for unbeaten Seaton who remain top of the table, two points clear of second placed Thorverton II. On Saturday Seaton travel to Kenn.


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