Russ Robinson sparkles in opening win for Bridlington Cricket Club 1sts at Sutton
Bridlington CC’s first team started with an impressive seven-wicket win at Sutton-on-Hull in York League Division 1 East on Saturday.
An excellent all-round team effort paved the way for this win, and skipper John Major has his sights set firmly on continuing this in Saturday’s game at home to Woodhouse Grange 2nds and the Bank Holiday Monday trip to Driffield Town 2nds.
Major said: “We did very well on Saturday at Sutton but it is only the first game out of 22 and we need to carry it on into this weekend’s matches too.
“They will be tough matches but they all will be in this division.”
Major was also quick to praise the work done by his bowlers on Saturday at Sutton.
He added: “Russ Robinson and Tom Hudson opened up well on Saturday, Ricky Robinson first change did well and then Sam Edmundson, Sam Wragg and Steve Janney came in to help bowl them out for 133.
“Then we saw Ricky hit top form to steer us to the win. He was timing it so well and hit 54 not out.”
Major won the toss and chose to field first, and this paid off despite a solid start from Sutton as they reached 78-3.
Hudson (2-22), Edmundson (2-16) and Janney (2-4) all chipped in as Sutton were all out for 133, Russ Robinson, Ben Traves and Casey Rudd also took a wicket apiece.
Russ Robinson’s explosive 54 from 34 balls, including seven fours and three sixes, and his unbroken fourth-wicket stand with Major (19no from 24 balls) wrapped up the win with 119-3 from 18.5 overs.
Wragg (21) and Bridlington’s new recruit Sam Tennant (16) had earlier got starts before being dismissed.
Bridlington 2nds were involved in a thrilling match at Dukes Park against defending Scarborough Beckett Cricket League Premier champions Filey.
The visitors won by just one wicket in a tense finale.
The home side batted first and posted 192-8 from their 45 overs, opener Rich Lount hit 32, skipper Andy Smith 24 and number eight bat Jack Ibbotson 21no, but it was a fine knock of 60 from Elliot Traves which kept Brid in with a shout.
Tom Watson took 4-29 and spinner Stu Neilson 3-23 for the away side.
Filey’s new recruit Craig Sanderson proved to be the main man on his debut, as the opener hammered a superb 101 to keep the visitors in the hunt despite superb bowling from Brid.
Simon Leeson took four wickets and Smith three wickets, but Dan Artley and number nine batsman Dan Jeminson both hit 29 as Filey scraped home with a wicket and four overs to spare.
Brid 2nds head north to take on Staxton this Saturday.
The other divisions kick into gear this weekend in the Beckett League, with Sewerby set to open their Division One campaign at home to Folkton & Flixton 2nds this Saturday.
Wold Newton start their Division Two campaign at home to Fylingdales, and in Division Four, Bridlington 3rds head to Thornton Dale 2nds and Flamborough are at Ganton 2nds.