Leaders brush Brid aside

Bridlington CC in the field against Acomb
Bridlington CC in the field against Acomb

York Senior League Division One

BRIDLINGTON hosted table-toppers Acomb, and the visitors, after winning the toss, decided to bowl first.

This proved to be a good decision as they removed both Bridlington openers before a run had been scored.

Shaun Tate and John Major took the score to 31 before the former was caugh. Major was batting watchfully but at the other end the batsmen were finding it difficult and the score slipped to 109/8 as wickets fell at regular intervals.

Major reached a good half century, but when he was out for 62 the score was 122/9.

Ian Shipley and Tom McMeeken added 25 for the final wicket but once again Bridlington failed to use up their overs and were bowled out for 147.

The bowlers who did the most damage were Sykes 3-27 and Byford 3-54.

With seven extra overs to bat Acomb did not need to over-attack early on.

They got off to a good start with 30 coming from the first six overs but the home team got a breakthrough with a good slip catch by Nick Tennant to remove Dale for 17.

This brought former York player Tute in, and he offered a couple of early chances that were not taken.

After this, he and Nicholls played well as they took Acomb closer to victory.

Tute was eventually caught out for a well made 53 but Nicholls finished on 62no as he led his team to the win.

Beckett League Division A - Bridlington 2nds

JUSTIN Palmer (29) and Tom Garbutt (32) made a good start for Nawton Grange against bottom club Bridlington 2nds putting on 80 for the first wicket.

Aaron Rivis added 43 taking the home team to 206-9 at the tea interval, Steve Lount claiming 3-87 for the seasiders.

In return, they had little to offer against an excellent spell of bowling from Dean Coote 8-41 from his 14.3 overs other than young wicket-keeper Adam Ykhlef who contributed 50 runs out of the final total of 89.

Derwent Valley League Division B - Bridlington 3rds

THE visitors, Kirkbymoorside 2nds, arrived with only eight players, won the toss and elected to bat first.

Flowerdew made an early breakthrough for Bridlington bowling opener Butler for 4 to give the home side the ideal start.

However, steady batting by A Magson (48) and J Magson (26) took Kirkby past the 100.

Tight bowling and good fielding by Bridlington restricted the opposition and only a hard-hitting 37 not out by Griffin and 14 from last man Williams got them to a final total of 157.

Dean Welch finished the tail off with 3-20.

Bridlington’s reply began slowly with Paul Hebden and Tom Hebden putting on 69 for the opening wicket.

The introduction of A Magson soon got Kirkby back into the game removing Paul Hebden (40) and Tom Hebden (41) soon followed.

Captain Phil Robson came to the crease and hit a fine 39 and aided by Chatham (18) took Bridlington to within 16 of victory.

Jay Welch (12) added his share as Bridlington gained a much needed win. A Magson (2-26) and J Magson (2-23) were the pick of the Kirkbymoorside bowlers.

All the youngsters involved in this win should be proud of their efforts, contributing with bat or ball and also in the field.

Great credit also to the opposition who put up a good fight with only eight men.