Rain hits Seaton survival bid and they slip down to the D Divison.

PUBLISHED: 16:24 30 August 2011

Seaton were forced to sit out the penultimate weekend of the season when the weather forced the cancellation of their visit to Ivybridge and that effectively consigned Seaton to relegation.

With drop rivals Ashburton, as expected, beating already relegated Cockington, it left Seaton unable to save themselves on the final day of the campaign when they will host Ashburton some 28 points from safety.

A very honest Seaton skipper, Ben Morgan, pulled no punches when he said: “Tables don’t lie and a look at the lost column shows we have been beaten eleven times in seventeen games. It’s clear where our problems have been, and I mean beyond the obvious one of poor availability throughout the season. Our woes have come with not enough of our key players delivering consistently with either bat or ball. A glance at the bowling stats show just two of us with more than ten league wickets this season. I have 34 and Ben Libby has twenty and the next best is something like five. Factor in the six or seven half centuries and not one ton this term and you can see just why we are going to be spending at least one season in the D Division. In don’t like it and it hurts to think of the efforts put in on behalf of the club by the likes of Peter Anderson that we are going to slip further down the pecking order. However, I am up for the fight as the battle to get this team back up the league rankings must begin in earnest next summer and I’d certainly like the chance to lead us back up.”

Next season Seaton will face games with the likes of Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough, Halberton and Countess Wear.

Seaton II head for their final game of the season at Upottery on Saturday knowing that a win will see them leapfrog the hosts and bag the second promotion spot in the section.


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