Sidbury edged out in thriller at Seaton


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Sidbury were edged out by just three runs after a thrilling match at Seaton.

With Sidbury travelling with a good sized squad they were able to help the home side who were a couple of players light.

That led to Seaton bagging a combination of youth and experience in the form of Under-14 Harvey Bennett and former Exmouth and Devon bowler Martin ‘Windy’ Miller.

The home side won the toss and opted to bat in the 30 over game, their first team opener hot off a century in Saturdays first league game, soon racking up 50 runs and retiring and building a very solid platform for the home side to help enable them to an impressive total eventually scoring 184 runs in the 30 overs.

Sidbury normally pride themselves on decent fielding display were a little rusty and spilled a couple chances plus leaked a couple of runs, they did manage to peg them back towards the end of the inning and were by know means deterred by the total.

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Sidbury openers Ben Pollard and Phil Grove putting on 99 for the first wicket! hitting boundaries all around the wicket and setting the game up nicely, now at this point Seaton finally realised they were in a game made a series of bowling changes including reaching out to the loan Sidbury players!

It was Miller who, having already saved valuable runs in the field with some smart fielding, who returned the best Seaton bowling figures – and took five wickets!

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Not to be outdone, young Harvey Bennett then had the Seaton skipper caught behind with the first ball he sent down.

That was not the end of the drama though. Promising Sidbury youngster Mark Pearse had not given up hope and, with 17 required off the final over and Miller the bowler, Pearse slammed two enormous sixes back over the head of the bowler.

That left five runs required from the last two deliveries. However, the experience of Miller came to the fore and the end result saw Seaton secure a three run win.

Sidburys next match away to the Geriatrics in Exeter.

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