Super Seward leads Seaton to top spot in the table
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Seaton were 21-run winners over visiting Kilmington with Joel Seward the star of the show, hitting a superb century.
Batting first Seaton openers Kevin Pritchard and Steven Moran were both back in the pavilion with 55 on the board – each caught off the bowling of Glenn Harding.
However, Seward, batting at number three, was joined by Seaton skipper Ben Morgan and the pair added 108 for the third wicket before Morgan fell to an Alfie Jaques catch off Matt Rockett.
Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, but Seward was unmoved and when on to ease past his century, finally becoming the seventh wicket down, but not before he had put 112 runs on the board with 12 fours and two sixes.
Such was the Seward dominance of proceedings that the second best home score was the 27 from the bat of captain Morgan.
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Seaton closed on 227-8 with 45 of their total coming in extras – 31 of them wides!
Kilmington also lost their openers early on – David Cook and Matt Rockett both sent back for 18 – Cook trapped leg before by Ben Morgan and Rockett clean bowled by Phil Collins. With Alfie Jaques also dismissed cheaply – for seven – Kilmington were three down with just 61 on the Court Lane score board. The fourth wicket saw 66 runs added between Brett Garner (43) and Alex Rockett (37) and then Rockett and Tom Gooding (45) took the total to 179.
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That was as good as it got for Kilmington as Collins returned to help mop up the tail on his way to figures of 4-50 and Joe Berry took 2-53 with the last four Kilmington wickets falling for the addition of just 27 runs.
Five games into the season the two teams sit at opposite ends of the C (East) Division table. Seaton are top with 81 points – six more than second placed Feniton, whilst Kilmington, with 43 points, find themselves just three points better off than basement dwellers Axminster.
On Saturday, Seaton visit Clyst Hydon and Kilmington entertain Uplyme and Lyme Regis.