Casey Rudd the all-round star as Bridlington beat Woodhouse Grange 2nds

Bridlington Cricket Club all-rounder Casey Rudd was the star performer in their comfortable eight-wicket home win against Woodhouse Grange 2nds on Saturday.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 10:43 am
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 10:44 am
Casey Rudd, pictured in batting action, shone with bat and ball in Brid's win at home to Woodhouse Grange 2nds.

Rudd snapped up 4-25 as Grange were dismissed for 149 and then hammered 78 not out off as many deliveries to wrap up the win.

Bridlington skipper John Major said: “It was great to see all the bowlers do well again against Woodhouse, and it was also good to see Casey getting among the runs again.

“Like the week before the bowlers all did their job well, and the early damage was done by our batsmen to set up the win. It was a great all-round effort.

“I said after the first win that we need to keep at the top of our game as we need to play well to keep on winning, one or two wins does not mean the job is done.”

With only one automatic promotion slot from Division one East, Major has his sights set firmly on top spot at the end of the summer.

On Saturday, Grange won the toss and elected to bat, and Robert Draper (32), skipper Tom Stubley (28) and Jonty Atkinson (31) all made good starts for the visitors.

Supporting Rudd, Steve Janney took 3-18 in 5.5 overs, and there was a wicket apiece for Rick Robinson, Tom Hudson and Sam Edmundson.

Sam Wragg (31) and Rudd shared an opening stand of 51, and the latter shared a partnership of 41 for the second wicket with Sam Tennant (13) and an unbroken stand of 58 for the third wicket with Russ Robinson (23no).

Rudd clattered 10 fours and a six in his excellent innings.

The Bank Holiday Monday clash at Driffield 2nds was washed out with Bridlington having made it to 62-0 from only nine overs with Rudd on top form again on 32no before the heavens opened.

Brid will head into Saturday’s home game with Pocklington in high spirits, knowing that a trip to fellow early pacesetters Patrington is next on the fixture list.