BRIDLINGTON CC: Return to winning ways

Bridlington CC v Thirsk CC. Thirsk batsman is run out
Bridlington CC v Thirsk CC. Thirsk batsman is run out

BRIDLINGTON got back to winning ways against Thirsk at Dukes Park on Saturday.

This follows on from a disappointing result last week at Selby when they allowed a good position to slip away.

Steve Garton once again won the toss and invited the visitors to bat first, gaining an early success when Cowell was run out for six.

Cook and Wilkinson then batted steadily against some excellent bowling from Andy Winterbottom and Sam Edmundson, both beating the outside of the bat on several occasions.

The stand was eventually broken when Edmundson had Cook lbw for 17. Fenwick joined Wilkinson and they took the score to 63 before Scott Cooper took a brilliant left-handed catch low down at slip to dismiss Wilkinson for a hard-grafted 27.

Steve Winterbottom then joined the attack partnered by Casey Rudd and the pair bowled splendidly taking wickets regularly as Thirsk slumped from 87 for 3 to 124 all out.

Steve Winterbottom recording figures of 3-20 from 13 overs and Rudd 4-28 from 10. Cooper took two more catches making it three for the day.

When Bridlington began their reply, they too found runs hard to come by, Cooper becoming an early casualty bowled Christon for six and Rudd followed shortly after lbw to the same bowler for nine.

This brought Ian Winterbottom and Nick Tennant together and with watchful batting they gradually pulled things round.

Ian Winterbottom was the chief aggressor as the partnership blossomed and both batsmen started to put the bad balls away in style.

Tennant finally went rather disappointingly to a loose shot for an excellent 40. Ian Winterbottom passed his 50 as he and Richard Lount guided Bridlington to a comprehensive victory.

With Hull Zingari losing, this win keeps Bridlington in touch with the leaders, although they face another hard game this weekend when they visit Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

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