Captain’s delight at derby victory

Bridlington's Harrison Male stumps Sewerby's Lewis Beasley
Bridlington's Harrison Male stumps Sewerby's Lewis Beasley

Bridlington took the honours in their first derby match against Sewerby for three years, winning by five wickets on the clifftop.

Successful skipper Sam Edmundson said: “I’m delighted to win the game as we have been looking forward to it since the start of the season.

“It’s been three years since Bridlington have played Sewerby in the York Senior League so it was nice to win this one.

“It was a great team effort with everybody contributing to a fine performance. We have some good younger players coming through who were playing their first derby game and they all contributed towards the victory.

Bridlington made it three wins from their last four matches in Division One beating bottom side Sewerby.

Edmundson took 5-37 and Steve Janney claimed 3-34 to restrict the hosts to 195 despite a stand of 101 for the fourth wicket between Lewis Beasley (44) and Scott Cooper, who hit 69 against his former team.

In reply, both Edmundson (38 not out) and Janney (39) made useful contributions while opener Casey Rudd continued his excellent run, which has seen him pass 50 in four of his last five innings, top scoring with 66.

Bridlington 2nds also won, beating Sewerby 2nds by 76 runs.