Collapse ruins Agnes’ hopes of retaining cup

Bewholme, Atwick and Bewholme's innings against Burton Agnes.
Bewholme, Atwick and Bewholme's innings against Burton Agnes.

The top two teams in Bridlington and District Evening League met for the second time in a week in the Division One Cup final at Dukes Park.

Having beaten Burton Agnes in the league match with one ball to spare last Thursday, Bewholme, Atwick and Brandesburton won the toss and chose to bat first on Monday night.

They sent out Danny Broumpton (46) and Lee Rodmell (27) and this stubborn partnership once again proved to be a thorn in the side of Burton Agnes.

Both players were dropped by the Agnes fielders, although they were difficult chances.

When Rodmell was eventually bowled by Mark Storrey, it only served to allow Nick Hardgrave his opportunity at the crease.

He top scored with 53, his half century gaining him the man of the match award, before being caught by Shaun Burton.

The BAB lower order struggled to reach double figures, and Ben Brown was once again the pick of the Burton Agnes bowlers with three wickets for 34 runs from his five overs.

Chasing 161 would be a tall order, however, Matt Dandy (32) and Will Norman (21) looked composed and confident, opening for Burton Agnes, who were eager to retain the cup.

Scoring only slightly behind the necessary run rate, they reached a 50 partnership but Norman was bowled by Broumpton and Dandy by Hardgrave.

This signalled a collapse in the Burton Agnes team with only eight runs from the seven remaining batsmen, due to some magnificent bowling, most notably by Johnson with a five-wicket haul, for just 16 runs in less than four overs.