Bridlington 1sts suffer another batting failure

Bridlington's Nick Tennant batting v Heworth
Bridlington's Nick Tennant batting v Heworth

HEWORTH were the visitors to Bridlington and after they lost the toss were asked to bat first.

HEWORTH were the visitors to Bridlington and after they lost the toss were asked to bat first.

The openers made a steady start against some accurate bowling. The breakthrough came when debutant Shaun Tate caught Bowling off the bowling of Sam Edmundson.

Visiting captain Walton fell lbw two balls later and then Bridlington had a very confident appeal for a catch behind turned down by the umpire. This was to prove decisive as Akram then unleashed a flurry of shots peppering the boundary and reaching 50 in no time.

He was well supported by Simpson 27 but Akram was the main aggressor in the innings and despite giving a few chances he went on reach 115 before he was run out.

The Bridlington bowlers and fielders stuck to the task well with Sam Edmundson and Casey Rudd picking up two wickets apiece well backed up by Tom McMeeken and Steve Janney. Heworth’s innings ended on 214/6.

Bridlington set about the run chase but were soon in trouble at 5/2 off five overs. After this a couple of small partnerships developed but unfortunately just as each batsmen looked to be getting settled another wicket seem to fall.

Rich Lount top scored with 28, but Nick Tennant 19 and Joe Edmundson 14 were the only two others to reach double figures as the home team were bowled out for 97 by the Walton brothers with Dan taking 5-45 and Richard 3-33 supported by Acomb 2-17.

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Beckett League Division A

FOR the second week in succession Bridlington 2nds lost out in a close finish, this time just failing to take the last wicket in a game which, for most of the time, they had been on top.

Batting first Bridlington made a great start with Graham Lount and Rob Middlewood putting on a century opening partnership. Lount made 39 and Middlewood completed his half-century.

The two Steves, Lount and Briggs both made 27 as the visitors looked on target for a big score, however, wickets fell quickly and only a determined innings from Richard Mainprize helped them reach maximum batting points.

The home team made a bad start, losing three quick wickets but former Bridlington player Josh Dawson, riding his luck after being dropped early went on to make a hard hit 82 to put his side back into the game.

After this, Bridlington regained the initiative until good batting by Tim Lazenby (26no) and Stubbs (30) almost carried Newton home.

Bridlington thought they had clinched it with a huge lbw shout, but it was rejected and Newton crept home in a very close contest.

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Derwent Valley League Division B

FLAMBOROUGH 2nds continued their good form in Derwent Valley Division B with a comprehensive win against a young Brid 3rds side at Dukes Park last Saturday.

Boro skipper Mel Dixon won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first knowing the wicket on the back pitch may be an unknown quantity.

Brid started well enough despite the loss of Dave Cullen early on in the piece to Luke Dixon.

Elliott Traves and Dean Welch kept the scoreboard ticking along nicely before Traves became Dixon’s second victim departing for 12.

A flurry of wickets then went down to the bowling of Jack Vincent and Tony Gilson before veteran Dave Watson, batting at nine, helped Welch shore up the innings.

These two kept Boro at bay until the 36th over when Graeme Harvey claimed the scalps of Watson (18) and Cockerill in two balls.

Welch took the score past three figures, but Vincent returned to the bowling attack and promptly had Liam Knapton caught by Alan Stadler to end the innings on 124.

Welch batted resolutely all afternoon just falling short of a well deserved half century on 44 not out.

Dixon and Gilson bowled well for the visitors taking 3 for 25 and 3 for 17 respectively.

Boro’s reply got off to a shaky start when in-form Andy Dixon mis-judged a ball from Welch and had his off stump knocked back in the third over.

Mel Dixon joined Harvey and after a steady start runs became a little easier to come by as they put on a stand of 94 in just 17 overs.

Harvey was the first to depart for 47, which included eight fours and a six and Dixon followed not long after for 34, which included six boundaries but by that time the game was nearing its last rites.

It took a fine catch by Flowerdew off Knapton to remove him though.

Ben Briggs made a solid 17 not out to ensure the Brid total was comfortably passed in the 29th over for the loss of four wickets.

Carl Parkin bowled well for the hosts taking 2 for 17.