Sewerby come out on top in derby clash

Sewerby's Adrian Long batting v Bridlington
Sewerby's Adrian Long batting v Bridlington

Sewerby had the best of their York Senior League Division One clash with Bridlington, picking up 27 points from the derby.

An unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 98 between Mike Artley (54no) and Lyndon Warcup (57no), after skipper Adrian Long had scored 59, meant Sewerby reached 211-5, Sam Edmundson taking 3-22 for Brid.

Opener Harry Burnhill then batted through the visitors’ response to finish unbeaten on 54 and their captain Simon Leeson scored 44, as his side reached 166-8 to earn 10 points.

Sewerby captain Long said: “We went into the game with good confidence as our last month or so had seen some good results.

“But having been beaten by Brid twice last season, I knew it would be a tough game.

“I knew Simon would bowl first if he won the toss, but my team had been batting well for a while now so it was no big deal.

“Although when we were four down for not many, I was rather worried, having the experience of Artley with me made it easier though and Lyndon Warcup’s cameo at the end was amazing.

“I thought we would have enough bowling to keep Brid under the run rate and this proved to be true although Simon and Sam Edmundson are excellent batsmen, so I was extremely happy to see the back of them and get a well deserved 27 points.

“It was a good game, played in decent spirit and we look forward to the return leg.”

His Bridlington counterpart Leeson had no complaints about the result.

“Sewerby deserved the better of the points, mainly down to a good late partnership from Artley and Warcup which changed the game in their favour,” added the Brid skipper.

“We never really threatened their total and had to settle for the worst of a draw, but plus points for me were the bowling performances from Tom McMeeken, Sam Edmundson and Harry Burnhill, as well as Harry’s maiden first team 50.”