Budleigh's Gore tears into Seaton openers in Under-13 game
PUBLISHED: 09:17 30 May 2012
Budleigh Under-13 made the trip to an improving Seaton side for their second league game of the season.
Captain Ed Doble was held up in traffic so Finlay Marks stepped in to toss the coin .
Seaton put the Otters in to bat on a bowler-friendly pitch, and soon had them in trouble.
Opener Jack England was soon back in the pavilion bowled by a beauty for two.
He was soon followed by Finlay Marks who was also bowled, this time for nine.
Budleigh were now 12-2, and the two Alex’s, Craib and Taylor then began a rebuilding mission.
Spending time at the crease and punishing any bad balls that came their way was the clear intent but the Seaton bowling attack was very impressive and kept the pressure on.
Taylor was bowled for 16 and was quickly followed by Craib for a hard fought 24.
Suddenly wickets began to tumble due mainly to poor shot selection and even poorer running!
There were three run-outs due to indecisive calling, and by the time Jake Stubbings was bowled off the final delivery then score board was showing a total of 94 all out.
It was clear that Budleigh would have to bowl and field well to defend this smallish total. However, it was also clear form the Budleigh batting experience that the wicket was certainly doing its bit for the proceedings too!
The bowlers were quickly into applying pressure and they quickly had Seaton in trouble with wickets falling regularly.
Joe Gore bowled his four overs for only seven runs and took out both openers. Bill Fernley took 1-10 from his four and Alex Craib then kept up the pressure bowling two overs and taking 1-1.
The only major resistance to Budleigh’s attack came from Oscar Fearnley who was eventually bowled by Marks for 24.
Marks finished with figures of 2-11 and it was left to Captain Ed Doble to clear up the tail taking 2-7 from his three overs as Seaton were bundled out for 68 in 19.2 overs.
This match was the sternest test the boys have had for quite a while, but their team spirit and desire to win saw them safely home in the end.