Major makes a splash as most other fixtures are washed out

Bridlington CC Sam Edmundson bowling

Bridlington CC Sam Edmundson bowling

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With the ground almost waterlogged at 10am on Saturday, it took a great effort by the groundsman to get the ground suitable for play.

The start was delayed by 48 minutes and a 40-over-a-side game was played. Bridlington won the toss and asked the visitors were asked to bat first.

Bridlington CC

Bridlington CC

Captain Sam Edmundson struck early removing opener Mark Shepard for two, as the early overs were well bowled by Bridlington, keeping things tight and not giving much away.

Then the spin duo of Casey Rudd and Steve Janney were introduced and soon picked up a wicket apiece. David Greenlay (59) and Pickering skipper Ryan Boyes (29) added 42 before Rudd removed them both.

Brid then took the last seven wickets for just 21 runs to rip through the Pickering middle and lower order. Rudd finished with 4-34, Janney 4-39 and Simon Leeson picked up the final wicket with his first delivery as Pickering were dismissed for 120 in the 38th over.

The Bridlington reply started badly with the loss of an early wicket.

However any chance of a slip up were short lived as Rudd and John Major batted very well to put on 96. Rudd fell LBW for 27 but Major was carrying on from the previous week, dispatching the bowling to all parts to finish with an excellent 90 not out.

Bridlington reached the victory target inside 27 overs to earn a great 30 points.