FILLEIGH skipper Simon Prideaux hopes the three-wicket win at Seaton will prove a turning point for the season.
Prior to chasing down Seaton’s 232 for nine with nearly two overs to spare, Filleigh were without a win since being promoted into the B Division.
Said Prideaux: “It was nice to get our first win and hopefully we can go on a bit of run now.
“I thought we went about the run chase in a fantastic manner, kept wickets in hand and didn't take any unnecessary risks.
“They is still plenty to work on as we gave away a lot of extras again and our fielding can improve.
“After a frustrating start to the season we are up and running a looking forward to a tough game against Tavistock.”
Matt Hewer (39) and Steve Pritchard (21) made the early runs for Seaton with Joel Seward (21) chipping in as they reached 129 for four.
Josh Cann (58) went in when Seward was fourth out and shared stands totalling 91 before he was eighth to fall.
Filleigh shared the wickets around with James Campbell (2-42) and Justin Saker (2-41) posting the best figures.
Filleigh made an inauspicious start when opener Ryan Bowden was a third-ball casualty to Rob Prior.
The only real drama after that came when Filleigh lost Rob Collier (36) and Harley Ashdown close together, which left them 88 for four.
Skipper Prideaux (60) and Jas Kalsi (41) calmed Filleigh anxieties by putting on 84 for the fifth wicket.
Tim Mitchell (3-55) gave Seaton a flicker of hope, but Connor Nash (19no) ensured there were no slips.
Seaton skipper Ben Morgan felt his side let themselves down when they bowled.
“We lost twice to Filleigh last season and know what sort of side they are and how hard they are to beat,” said Morgan,
“We bowled too many poor balls at them and they put most of them away.”