Rudd shines with bat and ball in win over local rivals

Bridlington beat Driffield Town Cricket Club II by 57 runs - Driffield Innings
Bridlington beat Driffield Town Cricket Club II by 57 runs - Driffield Innings

Bridlington travelled to local rivals Driffield and after losing the toss were asked to bat first.

Simon Leeson went early for eight but Nick Tennant helped Casey Rudd move the score to 36 before he was dismissed.

John Major added a good 21 before Rick Lount joined Rudd and these two added 69, with Lount making an aggressive 31.

At 134/4, with 16 overs remaining, Bridlington were well set. Steve Janney (10), Andy Leeson (18), Sam Edmundson (15) and Frankie Reffold (11 not out) all made useful contributions but Rudd with a fine 95 was the backbone of the innings as Bridlington finished on 231/8 from their 48 overs.

There were two wickets apiece for Hopper, Hutton and Goldsworthy.

A downpour during the tea interval did not delay the restar and Ben Traves started well, picking up two early wickets.

Reffold came into the attack early and removed the in-form Robinson for 20.

Then, the spin duo of Rudd and Leeson were introduced and they both bowled accurately and picked up a couple more wickets as Driffield slumped to 95/5 with Busfield making 36.

Greaveson came to the crease and was given an early reprieve and he started to play attackingly.

At the other end, Bridlington chipped away and reduced Driffield to 152/9. Greaveson completed his half century and finished on 58 not out but Driffield were dismissed for 174 in the 44th over.

Rudd picked up 4-41 to complete a fine all round performance, while wicketkeeper claimed six victimes with four catches and two stumpings.

In the Evening League, 10-man Bridlington were well beaten by Driffield at Dukes Park when Driffield restricted the home batsmen from the start and they could only muster 69/6 from their 18 overs.

Nick Tennant top scored with 27 and Casey Rudd and Frankie Reffold were the only others to reach double figures. Greaveson (2-6) was the pick of the bowlers.

Bridlington did however show a bit of fight with Ben Ibson taking 1-17 from his five overs and Tom Hebden also picked up a wicket as the innings went into its 17th over before Driffield reached their target.

In York Senior League Premier Division, Fenner’s batsmen progressed well at Sewerb yon Saturday as they moved to 153-3 with Graham Williamson making 66 and Ross Davy 34not out – but then the weather reared its ugly head and the game was abandoned as a draw.