Seaton saved by young Mawdsley and promotion dream remains alive
PUBLISHED: 21:47 23 August 2012
Seaton slid further back in the promotion race when they had to settle for a losing draw at home to Honiton.
At 18-6 in their reply to the visitors 185-9, all talk of promotion was off the agenda!
They were then rescued from a humiliating defeat by 14-year-old Reid Mawdsley who went on to hit his maiden senior cricket half century before being dismissed for 53 whilst Ben Copp was the other batting star with a knock of 37 as the reply ended on 138-9 with skipper Ben Morgan and Joe Berry, the latter batting but the final tense over, the unbeaten batsmen at the close.
Morgan said: “We’ll not give up on the promotion effort. Who knows how important the two points we claimed for a losing draw will be after the next two games. It was a tremendous knock by young Reid (Mawdsley) who showed real maturity at the wicket. All we can do in our last two is look to bank as many points as we can and see if that is going to be enough.”