Bridlington claim 20/20 tournament in the rain

Bridlington (blue/red) v Sewerby (blue)
Bridlington (blue/red) v Sewerby (blue)

SEWERBY entertained Hornsea and Bridlington cricket clubs at their annual 20/20 competition.

The normally picturesque cliff top ground was grey, dark and wet as the rain clouds threatened early on and in the opening game Hornsea took on Bridlington.

Hornsea batted first and struggled to score 68 in their allotted 12 overs, with Drury top scoring with 25.

Bridlington bowled and fielded well, especially Jack Ibbotson who took a fantastic catch. Pick of the Brid bowlers was Casey Rudd.

In reply Bridlington also struggled on the slow wicket until Joe Edmundson scored a quick fire 32 not out, supported by Scott Cooper on 25 not out to see Bridlington home.

Pick of the Hornsea bowlers was Kirk with 2 for 9 off three overs.

The second game saw defending champions Sewerby take on Bridlington.

This was a totally different game with runs being scored freely.

Ben Dobson (51 not out) and Chris Chapman (47) saw Sewerby score a very competitive 127 for 1 in 12 overs.

In reply Bridlington also found runs a plenty, just coming up short with 103 for 3 due to some tight bowling by Rob Coates who only conceded five runs in his last two overs.

Rudd (28), Cooper (39) and Edmundson (29 not out) all contributed for Brid.

The third game saw Sewerby take on Hornsea and surprisingly Sewerby struggled to score runs, totalling 83 for 9 with Drury taking 3 for 11.

Four Sewerby batsmen got starts without really going on to make a decent score.

This left the whole tournament tightly balanced with a possibility of all three teams having won a game.

For Hornsea to go into the final they would need to knock off Sewerby’s total within three overs.

Despite a valiant effort from Drury (36) and Pooley (31), Hornsea came up short to reach the fina, ,despite winning the game.

For Sewerby, Lewis Beasley bowled well taking 3 for 15 in three overs

Despite appalling conditions at times the group games were fiercely contested with all three teams winning a game.

The final was going to be between Sewerby and Bridlington, due to better run rates. Sewerby won the toss and asked Bridlington to bat.

Only Rudd with 51 got going for the visitors but Briidlington managed to scramble a competitive 102 for 7.

The pick of the Sewerby bowlers was Andrew Rennoldson who took 3 for 26.

In reply Sewerby struggled against the tight bowling of Sam Edmundson and Josh Mainprise and could only manage 82 for 8.

The Bridlington bowlers were well backed up by good fielding and only Beasley (22) and Mike Artley (18) managed to really contribute for Sewerby.

A very good final played in wet conditions.

Sewerby CC would like to thank all who helped and supported the event and especially the three teams who played some excellent cricket in difficult conditions.