Seaton skipper speaks about the heavy home defeat to Tavistock

PUBLISHED: 11:36 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:18 14 June 2018

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Seaton suffered their heaviest defeat of the season when they were beaten at home by Tavistock with the visitors batting first and scoring 218-7 and then skittling the home side out for just 90.

Joel Seward claimed four wickets for 31 runs and Joe Berry returned figures of 2-42, but it was an unhappy home dressing room in the period between innings and that unhappiness was reflected in what became a miserable post tea session as Seaton were bowled out for that sub 100 score – with no fewer than 40 of the 90 runs coming in extras!

The top contribution with a bat was a knock of 16 from Kersley Sutton.

The frustration felt by Seaton skipper Ben Morgan was crystal clear when he lamented: “We were once again woeful with the ball – and I mean that as a unit and not just individually. Having got through the first 10 overs and holding them to 20-0, and even then, seeing them at 118-6 after 31 overs, to have them post an innings closed total as they did of 218-7 was demoralising.”

He continued: “As to what we do about our current woes, hand on heart, I am not really sure. Against Tavistock we used seven bowlers and you know what, every one of them I would back to send down a full nine over spell and return really strong figures. However, so far this season, as a unit, we are not delivering either individually and, as happened against Tavistock, when the bowlers are running in clearly feeling no one is backing them, the end product is going to be what we are getting. We all need to take a good look at ourselves and look to put in a little bit extra and certainly need to remember that we all pay a match fee to be involved and we really ought to be coming to stumps and reflecting on a match we have just played in as being one we have enjoyed and, looking around the home dressing room at stumps last Saturday I did not see anyone give the impression they had enjoyed one iota of the match that had just taken place. That need to change – and quickly.”

On Saturday it’s another home game with a visit from table-topping Barton. Seaton will be without Ed Hunt, but Ben Libby, who missed the Tavistock game, returns.

Morgan says: “I would not be surprised if we serve up the sort of performance that I know we have in our lockers. Barton will be a test, but we ought to be able to give them a good game – and I am sure we will.”

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