Seaton bag massive victory with success at Ashburton

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Seaton sit second in the D Division behind runaway leaders Clyst Hydon after a five wicket win at Ashburton.

The home side were bundled out for 132 thanks to the combined efforts of Mike Wheeler (4-15), Alex Hunt (2-25) and Phil Collins (2-23).

Waterhouse then stroked his way to an unbeaten half century and Mark Bray chipped in with 20 as Seaton strolled to their fourth win in six outings.

Skipper Ben Morgan said: “This was a massive win in terms of our season’s ambitions. Had we lost there’d have been a big gap between us and Ashburton, but now we sit above them. They won the toss and batted which did not surprise me. However, the wicket really did some odd things. The ball was popping one minute then staying low the next and it was a two-paced track for sure. We had them wobbling at 40-6 and 70-8, but their tail wagged and I was uncomfortable at tea having seen what the wicket was doing. My worries ended when I sat how John (Waterhouse) approached his innings. The victory is something we must now build on. It’s clear everyone can beat everyone else, possibly with the exception of Clyst Hydon who I think will march on take top spot. With everyone else having lost at least twice in the first third of the season it’s going to be close, but we are in good shape and I am looking forward to what the rest of the season holds for us.”

Next up for Morgan and his men is Saturday’s visit of fourth bottom Shaldon Optimists who have won three and lost three of their opening six games of the campaign.

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Morgan says: “We have never played them before so its unchartered territory. We’ll need to be on our metal, but if we perform as we did at Ashburton then we’ll be okay.”

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