Seaton stroll to seven wicket success at Honiton

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Seaton made it two wins from two in their D Division campaign with a seven wicket success at Honiton.

Ben Libby and Phil Collins each bagged an early wicket, but a fourth wicket stand of 77 saw the home side to 111 before third wicket fell on ‘nelson’! Chris Aplin sent down his nine overs, taking one wicket for 29 runs, but it was Mike Wheeler (4-33) and Joe Berry (3-36) who snared the majority of the wickets as Honiton were bowled out for 154. After the loss of both openers, skipper Ben Morgan and Alex Hunt steadied the ship before Matt Hancock hit a brisk 43 and he and Hunt saw their side to a seven wicket win and a second successive maximum 20-point win.

Morgan said: “It was positive cricket fro the off. We felt the toss would be important and so it proved. I do think this division is going to present tough games every week and so if we are to have a good season we need to be on our game every match day. I can see that happening as the team spirit we seem to have this year is fantastic. I think with the camaraderie there is in the dressing room this term we’ll find we get more out of the games as everyone is clearly pulling in the same direction and after the same thing. Promotion would be nice of course, but we can’t all go up and I’ll be happy if we play good competitive cricket week I and week out. If we do that then come the end of the season we will not be far away from when the honours are dished out.”

Mark Bray will make his first appearance of the season and also into the side comes Richard Walker, a serving soldier based at Plymouth.

Next up is a home game against a Halberton side who have won one and lost one and have 25 points so far this term, 15 fewer than Morgan’s men.

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Seaton II were 125-run winners at home to Kentisbeare II where they plundered a big score of 253-8 thanks to a magnificent century from Rob Gibson who went on to make 129. The best of the supporting acts was the 46 hit by Niall Waterhouse. Pete Lawson then claimed 3-24 and Stuart Wight took 2-38 before George Harwood (3-4) knocked over the tail as Kentisbeare II were bowled out for 128. Harwood and Wight are both 15-year-olds, underlining the emerging talent at the club.

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