CRICKET: Bridlington fail to make three figures

Bridlington CC 2nds fielding v Ryedale
Bridlington CC 2nds fielding v Ryedale

Bridlington travelled to Hull to play Fenner and after losing the toss were asked to bat first on a green wicket.

Casey Rudd and Nick Tennant batted well early on against the new ball putting on 42 for the first wicket until Rudd fell for 14.

Another wicket fell before Tennant was bowled for a well-made 30. After this wicket went down Bridlington really struggled against the spin of Ryan Kirk 5-24 and the seam of Joe Hewitt 3-12.

Steve Sergeant returned to the attack to take the final two wickets as Bridlington were bowled out for a very disappointing 92.

Bridlington needed early wickets and Tom McMeeken again bowled well early on removing two batsmen, including Fenner star man Sergeant for a third ball duck.

Rudd got two wickets at the other end to reduce Fenner to 54/4 but from here on in the remaining batsmen batted sensibly to see Fenner comfortably to victory by six wickets with Ross Davy finishing on 43 not out.

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Ryedale won the toss against Bridlington 2nds at Dukes Park and chose to bat.

After losing two early wickets to Ben Traves, who bowled with good pace anad accuracy, Hill and Ibbotson batted well, pushing the score past 100.

Steady bowling by Rob Middlewood and Peter Bowtell restricted the visitors’ final total to 147.

In reply, Bridlingon also lost two early wickets but Andrew Leeson stood firm against some fast and bouncy bowling.

A middle order collapse saw them lose four quick wickets but captain Graham Lount joined Leeson and both batted sensibly, putting on a stand of 43 to see Bridlington home with one over to spare.

Accurate bowling from Nick Johnson and J Barron restricted Bridlington’s Evening League team to a modest 95/5 with Casey Rudd (30) and Peter Bowtell (35) the main contributors.

In Driffield’s reply, Ben Traves and Frankie Reffold put in excellent performances which, combined with good fielding, kept the run rate down.

Although J Richardson batted well for 41 not out, it was nip and tuck as the game went into the final over and Driffield scraped home with just one ball to spare.