Seaton continue fine start with comfortable win over Halberton and Sampford Peverell

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Seaton made it three successive D Division wins and they sit two points behind Clyst Hydon who top the fledgling table.

Ed Hunt top scored with 54 from the opening slot and there were supporting knocks from Mike Wheeler (51) and Ben Morgan (40) as Seaton powered their way to maximum batting points before closing on 223-7 in their game with visiiting Halberton and Sampford Peverell.

Wheeler came to the wicket at number eight and faced just 20 deliveries for his half century!

Skipper Ben Morgan said: “At drinks we were 66-3 so to get maximum batting points was a good effort from all the batsmen. We felt very comfortable at tea as we know this season we have a well balanced bowling attack. They were slightly ahead of us at drinks at 77-2, but once we nailed the third wicket we were on our way and they laboured to their closing total.”

Chris Aplin put the ball in the right spots to net a four wicket haul at a cost of just 19 runs and Wheeler completed a fine all-round shift with 2-43 as the Mid Devon side were restricted to 151-7.

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Morgan says: “Three wins from three is a great start. However, we have tough games to come and for me, our season will be defined by how we perform in the next four games. If we can come out of them in similar mood to that we have right now then we will give ourselves a great chance of being there at the end of the campaign.”

After Saturday’s trip to Filleigh, Morgan’s men host early leaders Clyst Hydon, then travel to Ashburton before a June 15, home game with Shaldon.

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Seaton 2nds were 48-run winners in the derby game at Axminster II where Thomas (40) and Carr (29no) combined to lead the side to 155.

That proved enough to seal a victory as skipper Ian Hunt claimed 4-16 and there were two wickets each for Pete Lawson, Maddox and Stuart Wight.

Seaton 3rds were beaten by 90 runs at Exmouth III.

Ollie Pinnock took 1-12 and returned the best of the bowling figures in an Exmouth total of 212-4. Will Down then top scored with 423 as Seaton were bowled out for 122.

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