Seaton skipper Morgan asks for more of the same

PUBLISHED: 06:13 25 July 2012

Seaton fielding against Plymouth Civil Service. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3060-24-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Seaton fielding against Plymouth Civil Service. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 3060-24-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Seaton continued their push for promotion with an emphatic 98 run win at Halberton and Sampford Peverell.

Mark Bray (53) and Mike Wheeler (32) helped guide Seaton to a close of 212.

James Berry then took 4-37 and there were three wicket hauls for both Ben Copp and skipper Ben Morgan.

A delighted Morgan said: “We won this one very well and with something to spare. We are in a very good place right now and that’s just what I was hoping for with the final third of the season kicking in next week. I am not going to make any predictions, they tend to come back and haunt you. However, I am going to ask the team to maintain the level of commitment they showed at Halberton right to the finish of the season and if that is not good enough to secure promotion then it will certainly not be for the want of trying.”

On Saturday Seaton entertain bottom of the table Cockington who they bowled out for 110 after an Edward Hunt century had taken them to 204-3 in a maximum points win back in May. Another twenty point haul at Court Lane would set things up beautifully for the following week’s trip to table topping Yelverton.

Seaton II hold a healthy 34 point lead at the top of the E Division East table after a 98 run home win over Halberton and Sampford Peverell II. Rob Gibson top scored with 60 and Pete Lawson was going well on 35 when hamstring woe saw him retire hurt as Seaton closed on 172-6. Lawson then picked up three wickets whilst Chris Aplin, Rob Gibson and 14-year-old Tim Mitchell, each picked up a brace of wickets as the Mid Devon side were bowled out for 76.


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