Bridlington CC skipper John Major surprised but happy about cricket return

Bridlington CC captain John Major has admitted he was surprised to hear recreational cricket was going to be given the green light - but is now raring to go for Saturday’s first game.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:54 pm
Bridlington CC start at home to Sutton-on-Hull this Saturday

The York & District Senior League starts on Saturday afternoon for a shortened nine-week season, with Bridlington starting their campaign at home to Sutton-on-Hull, 1pm start.

Skipper Major said: “It feels a little strange starting the season now when we’re in to July.

“However due to the circumstances anything can happen.

“I was surprised when cricket was given the green light to start again with 11-a side but it’ll be good to back with the lads and hopefully we can start with a win at home to Sutton.”

Bridlington’s next game is a trip to Flixton on July 25, then they are at home to Cottingham on August 1 and then are at Beverley on August 8.

A number of teams have opted not to take part and the remainder have been divided up into local divisions of 10 with every team playing each other either home or away.

The playing conditions are much simplified with 1pm starts, 40 overs per side with a maximum of 10 overs per bowler.

Fixtures were confirmed earlier this week, leaving clubs, several who had thought the season was written off, making rushed plans to get back in the field.