Drama in the final over


THE home side won the toss and invited Bridlington to bat first. The visitors got off to a bad start losing both openers inside the first four overs with only seven runs on the board.

Ian Winterbottom joined Nick Tennant at the crease and the pair batted watchfully to take the score to 99 at the halfway point, before Tennant departed for 27.

Flixton introduced spin duo Mann and Zakrzewski, and they picked up wickets as Brid looked to post a big total. Wickets fell at one end but Winterbottom continued to find the boundary at will.

He was out to the last ball after making a brilliant 152, including 23 fours and six sixes.

Pick of the bowlers was Zakrzewski with 4-86 as 44 extras helped Brid to 260/8.

Brid knew the score was gettable on the small Flixton ground and the opening batsmen started patiently but despatched anything loose. They took the score to 77 before Casey Rudd was introduced to the attack and removed Zakzrewski for 41.

Malthouse (39) joined Wardell (62) and the score progressed to 145 before both were run out by great fielding by Joe Edmundson,

Dangerous Neil Elvidge struck a couple of boundaries before he was out lbw.

With 10 overs to go Flixton needed 60, with five wickets left . They kept up with the run rate but began losing wickets.

Captain Lacey struck some big blows and with two overs to go, Flixton needed 11. Rudd took two wickets and conceded only three runs so heading into the final over, any result was possible, including a tie.

Three runs came from the first four balls, then Winterbottom had Suggett caught by Cooper.

With five needed off the last ball, Brid defended the boundary and gained a well-earned winning draw and 27 points.