York Senior League Division One
BRIDLINGTON were on the road again on Saturday with a trip to Selby where captain Steve Garton won the toss and invited the home team to bat first.
Opening bowlers Ian Winterbottom and Sam Edmundson once again bowled economically in the early stages and picked up a wicket apiece.
Andy Winterbottom then produced a great piece of fielding to run Townend out and after 18 overs Selby were 46 for 3 when Casey Rudd and Steve Winterbottom replaced the openers and grabbed four wickets in the next eight overs to reduce Selby to 58 for 7.
Bridlington now sensed that they could bowl Selby out for a low score but J Cruise joined his captain G Roberts and together they batted watchfully, trying to occupy the crease and use up some overs.
They took the score to 98 before Andy Winterbottom bowled Cruise for 18.
Another good partnership took the home team to 150 in the 47th over when J Jackson was caught by Richard Lount for 19.
Selby skipper Gareth Roberts hit a few lusty boundaries at the end of the innings to finish on 60 not out as they closed on 161-9.
Bridlington’s most successful bowler was Casey Rudd with 4-45 off 14 overs, but all the bowlers performed well.
In reply Bridlington set off chasing their lowest total of the season so far, but were dealt an early blow when Scott Cooper was well caught at slip.
Nick Tennant hit a couple of sweet boundaries before he was caught and the visitors then lost two wickets to lbw decisions in successive overs.
Joe Edmundson hit a six and a four but was then caught leaving Bridlington on 55-5 in the 20th over. Casey Rudd was joined at the crease by Steve Winterbottom and together moved the score on to 128 at the 28 over mark.
With eight overs left and five wickets in hand Bridlington needed 33 for victory and looked in a good position.
However, Steve Winterbottom was caught after making a fine 44 and two more wickets fell to swing the game back into Selby’s favour.
The home side could now sense victory and T Collins was introduced into the attack and took the final two wickets leaving Bridlington 16 runs short of their target.
For Selby S Precious had 3-43 off 19 overs and M Smailes 3-38 off 8 overs.
A very disappointing result for Bridlington in a game they at times looked capable of winning.
L Wilde c S Winterbottom b Rudd 24
M Hoyle c S W’bottom b I Winterbottom 17
T Collins c Rudd b S Edmundson 0
G Townend run out 1
J Wheeler b Rudd 8
M Smailes b S Winterbottom 2
G Roberts not out 60
E Welch b Rudd 0
J Cruise b A Winterbottom 18
J Jackson c Lount b Rudd 19
S Pecious not out 4
Total (9 wkts) 161
Bowling: I Winterbottom 9-3-15-1; S Edmundson 8-2-25-1; S Winterbottom 9-2-28-1; Rudd 15-4-45-4; A Winterbottom 7-2-42-1.
C Rudd c Welch b Collins 52
S Cooper c Jackson b Cruise 4
N Tennant c Collins b Smailes 8
I Winterbottom lbw Smailes 0
R Lount lbw Precious 7
J Edmundson c Collins b Smailes 12
S Winterbottom c Cruise b Precious 44
S Edmundson run out 2
S Garton b Precious 4
A Winterbottom b Collins 3
I Shipley not out 0
Total (all out) 145
Bowling: Roberts 7-3-25-0; Cruise 5-3-5-1; Precious 19-3-43-3; Smailes 8-1-38-3; Jackson 5-0-17-0; Collins 3.2-0-9-2.
Beckett League Division A
BRIDLINGTON were looking to improve on last week’s performance but at 8 for 3 things were not looking so good.
Only Steve Janney (23) and Rob Middlewood with a fine 42 putting up any serious resistance early on and even with a late 21 not out from skipper Simon Brooke the home side’s innings ended in a disappointing 122 mainly due to N Fletcher who returned excellent figures of 6-49.
In reply Brompton made steady progress and despite some very good bowling from all four members of the Bridlington attack, reached their target for the loss of seven wickets.
Richard Mainprize was the pick of Bridlington’s bowlers with 4-26. Greater stability is required from Bridlington if they are to retain their Division A status.
G Miller c Lockey b Fletcher 1
S Janney b Fletcher 23
S Briggs lbw Atkinson 1
S Lount b Atkinson 0
R Middlewood b Atkinson 42
R Mainprize b Fletcher 4
P Bowtell run out 10
T McMeeken c Woodhead b Fletcher 4
S Brooke not out 21
A Ykhlef b Fletcher 2
A Young lbw Fletcher 0
Total (all out) 122
Bowling: Atkinson 18-2-64-3; Fletcher 17.4-4-49-6.
C Theobald b McMeeken 2
R Lockey lbw Mainprize 20
C Malthouse lbw Young 0
B Lockey b Mainprize 33
N Fletcher c Lount b Janney 2
J Medd b Mainprize 33
T Noble not out 25
S Woodhead lbw Mainprize 0
J Allison not out 21
Total (7 wkts) 123
Bowling: McMeeken 9-0-29-1; Young 12-4-27-1; Janney 11-1-28-1; Mainprize 7-2-26-4.
Derwent Valley League Division A
BRIDLINGTON entertained Forge Valley looking to repeat last week’s victory.
Forge Valley openers took time to settle against Brid’s opening attack of Stockdale and Ibbotson and a change of bowlers failed to trouble the pair who reached 100 in the 25th over.
More runs followed and they reached 183 before the return of Elliott and Cawkill, the latter bowling Farrant nine runs short of a century.
Forge Valley batsmen then tried to force the run rate and Brid did well to restrict them to 196 for 5 with Elliott 3-42 and Cawkill 2-32.
Brid’s reply got off to the worst possible start with Elliott out in the second over. Graham Lount, with support from Dave Cullen and then Mike Cawkill kept the required run rate up, but they went and Ibbotson followed leaving Bridlington 84 for 4 after 22 overs.
Lount completed his 50 well supported by 12 year-old Jay Welch (11) in his first game and they added 36 Lount finishing with 61.
It was then up to Robson and the tail, but even though the skipper’s swift 27 kept hopes of victory alive, the re-introduction of Calvert turned the game in Valley’s favour and he finished with 6-33 and Lee 3-60 as Brid were all out for 155, 42 runs short of their target.
Forge Valley 3rd
T Farrant b Cawkill 91
L Glaves b Elliott 59
D Lovegrove b Cawkill 5
S Smith b Elliott 1
C Calvert not out 5
S Boyes b Elliott 1
M Atkinson not out 1
Total (5 wkts) 196
Bowling: Stockdale 10-1-20-0; Ibbotson 7-1-40-0; Elliott 12-1-42-3; D Welch 6-1-44-0; Cawkill 5-0-32-2.
G Lount b Lee 61
P Elliott c & b Lee 3
D Cullen c Boyes b Calvert 15
M Cawkill c Lovegrove b Lee 18
J Ibbotson b Glaves 6
J Welch lbw Calvert 11
P Robson not out 27
D Welch b Calvert 2
J Fanshaw lbw Calvert 1
H Gunning b Calvert 2
Stockdale b Calvert 2
Total (all out) 155
Bowling: Calvert 13-1-33-6; Lee 15-2-60-3; Glaves 8-0-52-1; Atkinson 1-0-8-0