Early struggle continues

Bridlington CC 2nds v Nawton Grange, Adam Yhkleff wicket keeper
Bridlington CC 2nds v Nawton Grange, Adam Yhkleff wicket keeper

A review of Bridlington Cricket Club matches from the weekend.

York Senior League Division One

BRIDLINGTON made the trip to York to take on the league leaders Acomb.

The home team won the toss and asked Bridlington to bat first. Bridlington made a solid start reaching 31 from the first 11 overs against the accurate bowling of Lingard and spinner Dale.

Captain Steve Garton was the first to go lbw for 15. Then a mix up resulted in a run out and then Casey Rudd fell for 24 leaving Bridlington 55/3.

Some solid rebuilding was needed but the introduction of the Acomb captain Brown to the attack saw the league leaders run through the middle and lower order to bowl out the visitors for a very disappointing 82 with only Barry Rudd (10) making double figures.

The Acomb team fielded and caught very well supporting the bowlers S Brown, who returned 4/22 off 13 overs and J Dale who had exceptional figures of 21-9-19-5.

Bridlington again needed early wickets trying to defend such a low score and apart from a couple of close lbw shouts the opening pair of M Dale 51 not out and S Nicholls 17 not out had little trouble reaching the total inside 20 overs to win by 10 wickets to complete a miserable day for Bridlington who failed to gain a single point.

Acomb 1st 30pts, Bridlington 0pts

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Beckett League Division A

BRIDLINGTON 2nds lost by one run in a game of fluctuating fortunes at Dukes Park on Saturday.

The visitors batted first on a chilly and damp afternoon, with Richard Mainprize and Alex Young both bowling tight opening spells.

After a steady start, wickets began to tumble, Young striking the first blow when he bowled Adams.

Mainprize then got in on the act picking up a couple of wickets and when they each captured another wicket Nawton were in disarray with the home side firmly on top.

Visiting skipper Rivis, ably assisted by Ward, gradually got things moving and increased the tempo to race past his 50.

He eventually finished on 91 not out as the Nawton innings closed on 153/8, more than was imagined at one stage.

Tom Allen put in a promising spell on his debut for the seconds and looks a good prospect for the future.

Bridlington made a poor start to their reply, losing four wickets early doors, but a typical Simon Brooke’s innings of 53, well supported by Mike Cawkill with 28, got the home side back into the game.

More useful runs from Bowtell and Allen put Brid in a great position, but when Bowtell was out the scoring rate dropped somewhat.

However, with two runs needed off the final ball, Allen went for glory but was caught out on the boundary as Bridlington went down by one run.

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BRIDLINGTON 3rds did not play after a mix-up with their fixture against Kirkbymoorside 2nds.

Bridlington could raise a team, but mistakenly thought they were at home, when the game was due to be played at Kirkbymoorside.

As a result, the North Yorkshire team were given 20 points and Bridlington deducted 5 points.