Batting first backfires on Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 17:21 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 June 2010

YOUTH CRICKET: BUDLEIGH Salterton’s decision to bat first against Seaton backfired as they lost by nine wickets to the visitors Seaton in the Bradleys East Devon League

YOUTH CRICKET: BUDLEIGH Salterton's decision to bat first against Seaton backfired as they lost by nine wickets to the visitors Seaton in the Bradleys East Devon League

Seaton's opening bowling attack of Todd Lewendon and Lewis Cottam kept the Budleigh batsmen from scoring too many - by the eighth over two wickets had fallen with only 18 runs scored.

Budleigh made a good recovery from this point with the assistance of Mr Extras and some tired fielding in damp conditions and the innings closed on 59 after the allotted 20 overs.

Some impressive bowling by Ollie Aplin (4-2-4-3), and great support from George Harwood (4-1-17-2), Stuart Wight (2-1-1-0) and Will Richards helped the Seaton effort, whilst both Johnny House and Reid Mawdsley also turned their arms over but without success.

Daniel Thomas made his debut for the team in the field whilst there were smart catches from George Dowse and Niall Waterhouse.

It took Seaton only eleven overs to win the game, losing just one wicket in the process.

Opener Wight, with six 4's, retired on 31 and then Niall Waterhouse (9no) and Sam Riley (4no) took the team to the finish line.

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