Morgan gets sixy for Seaton as beat the drop bid gathers pace

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan certainly led from the front at Cockington where he brought himself into the attack after sixteen overs of Joe Berry and the tiring Ben Libby and promptly claimed a six wicket haul.

The South Devon side were eventually bowled out for 204, a total passed with some ease for the loss of just four wickets, to bank Seaton a priceless twenty point haul.

Morgan finished with figures of 6-43 and then sat back to admire a fine knock of 76 from John Waterhouse who, together with Mark Bray (30) and Nick Beedell (34), saw their side home in a comfortable run chase.

With relegation battling rivals Ashburton also winning – the pair meet on the final day of the C Division season at Seaton – a win was vital to the Court Lane side’s chances of beating the drop.

Morgan said: “Winning was the main objective. It was nice to get a haul of wickets but for me far more pleasing was that, for only the third time this term, we have managed to score 200 plus and that’s a big bonus for us heading into the closing stages of the campaign. Once again the key was good availability and that is what we need between now and the Ashburton game on the final day. Personally I’d rather have safety sorted before that last day game but if we have to go into a winner takes all confrontation then so be it.”

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On his six wicket haul, he is the first Seaton bowler this season to claim a six-for, he said: “I do like to bowl when the initial shine has gone off the ball. I did not get an immediate break through, my first came in my second over, but, after that ,everything fell into place for me.”

On Saturday Morgan’s side entertain second placed Clyst Hydon. The week after they host Stoke Gabriel before back to back away games at Bideford and Ivybridge prior to bringing the curtain down on the season at Court Lane against Ashburton on Saturday, September 3.

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