Bridlington hold their nerve to beat bottom side

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Bridlington made the long trip to face bottom of the table Harrogate 2nds.

After winning the toss, Bridlington asked the hosts to bat first. The openers made a steady start and reached 16 when a mix up resulted in a run out.

In the next over captain Sam Edmundson removed Owram, caught behind for seven.

Stanworth and Taylor then added 24, before Edmundson picked up two more wickets and Tom McMeeken claimed two more from the other end to reduce Harrogate to 57/6.

The spinners then came into the attack but were kept out by Ellaby 38 and Henry 20 who added 52 for the seventh wicket.

The Bridlington bowlers remained patient and stuck to the task and bowled Harrogate out for 121 with Casey Rudd taking three victims and Simon Leeson nabbing the final wicket.

All the bowlers were well supported in the field by some good fielding with Steve Janney taking three brilliant catches during the innings.

Brid’s run chase got off to a good start with Nick Tennant and Rudd putting on 33 against some hostile bowling.

When Rudd was out for 15, the reply lost a bit of momentum and the visitors were not able to build a partnership as wickets fell at regular interval including Tennant for 30.

At 73/5, Harrogate felt they were back in the game but Andrew Leeson counter attacked the bowling brilliantly and crashed 30 not out and with the help of Janney (13) added 45 to take Brid to within four runs off victory.

Eventually, Bridlington completed the run chase losing six wickets but gained a good 30 points.