Rudd follows up amazing spell with unbeaten knock

Bridlington's Will Hall bowling v Sessay
Bridlington's Will Hall bowling v Sessay

Bridlington 1sts won the toss, asked visitors Sessay to bat first and watched as they progressed to 26/0 from the first four overs.

From this point the game was totally dominated by the home side. Tom McMeeken removed the first three batsmen supported by good catching by Simon Leeson, Shaun Tate and Richard Lount.

Will Hall got a wicket at the other end before McMeeken bagged his fourth victim caught at short leg by Steve Janney. Casey Rudd was brought into the attack and ran through the lower order taking five wickets for the cost of one run from 3.3 overs, aided by three smart slip catches by John Major.

McMeeken completed his 12-over spell to finish with impressive figures of 4-35. The only Sessay batmen to make a contribution was opener Till who made 22.

The Bridlington reply got off to a good start with Rudd and Steve Garton batting watchfully against some good early bowling from Sessay.

Once they had seen the new ball off, they started to pick the runs up and move gradually towards victory. Garton fell for 14 and it was left to John Major (17no) to help Rudd (40no) to see Brid home to a brilliant 30 points.

Bridlington hosted Folkton & Flixton and Driffield in a round-robin event in the Readman Cup on Sunday.

The first game saw the hosts play Driffield, who batted first and made 185/7 with good contributions from Chapman (68), Woodcock (26), Goldsworthy (19) and Addy (15).

Rob Middlewood picked up three wickets for Bridlington.

Brid’s reply got off to a good start with Rudd (59) and Major (35) setting about the chase. When these two departed the run rate increased and despite Tate (23no) and Middlewood’s (22no) best efforts, they fell short of the victory by 36 runs.

Bridlington batted first against Folkton & Flixton. Rudd (42) and Major again batted well, with the pair putting on 104 for the first wicket.

Major went on to complete a fine century from 59 balls and Lount chipped in with 28 as the total finished on 201/5.

The Folkton & Flixton reply was steady due to good tight bowling and fielding.

Walmsley (55) and Till (22) were the main contributers as Sam Edmundson picked up three wickets and Middlewood two as Folkton & Flixton finished on 118/7.

The final game saw Folkton & Flixton post 140/7 from their 20 overs. In reply, Driffield struggled early on but some lusty blows took them to victory and helped them progress to the next stage of the competition.