Young Thomas shows real promise as Seaton II win well
Seaton had mixed fortunes as they opened up with a 1st XI narrow defeat and a 2nd XI success.
Skipper Ben Morgan led from the front in the game at Countess Wear where he claimed a six wicket hail for just 35 runs from 12.3 overs.
James Berry bagged a brace and the Exeter side were bowled out for 143. John Waterhouse then hit 25 and Richard Maudsley struck 20 before he was run out in the closing stages.
At the start of the last over with the final pair at the wicket, Seaton needed five to win, but could only muster a single and so slipped to a three run defeat!
Better news for the 2nd XI as they defeated visiting Kilmington by six wickets. The star of the show was 15-year-old James Thomas who took 6-18 from eight splendid overs as Kilmington were bundled out for 103.
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Dave Turner then top scored with 47 and skipper Ian Hunt chipped in with an unbeaten 36, carrying his bat to see his side home to a convincing win.
He said: “It was an excellent way to start the new term. Young James (Thomas) bowled very well. He picked up just short of 20 wickets last season and I expect many more from his this year, something that will happen no trouble if he continues to bowl as he did in this one!”
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On Saturday Seaton entertain Feniton whilst the 2nd XI travel to Topsham St James II.