Bridlington 1sts v Fenner
York Senior League Division One
AFTER losing the toss, the visitors were asked to bat first. The opening batsmen played watchfully against some accurate early bowling.
Casey Rudd came into the attack and soon had opener Johnson caught for 16. Another quick wicket fell to the same bowler.
This brought Barkworth to the crease to join Hatfield. These two moved the score on steadily during the middle part of the innings.
When they were removed for 38 and 47 respectively, the middle order of Fenner attempted to get the score moving in the last 10 overs as they tried to post a challenging total.
Rudd was the most successful bowler picking up five wickets in his 17 overs and he was well supported by Tom McMeekan and Steve Janney who were both unlucky not to get among the wickets.
The score reached 186/6 due to some aggressive hitting at the end of the innings by M Scrowston (29), J Elliott (21) and R Kirk (20 not out).
Bridlington’s innings got off to a good start with the opening pair putting on 44 before Steve Garton was well held at slip for 25.
Shaun Tate came to the crease and contributed a good 23 before he dismissed.
With 100 required from the last 15 overs, Joe Edmundson was promoted to add some impetus to the innings.
He made a quick 10 before he was out, but John Major, returning to Bridlington, scored a run-a-ball 25 to get the home team closer to the target.
Rudd was dismissed for 40 and going into the final five overs 50 were still required.
Rich Lount was joined by Sam Edmundson and the pair found a couple of boundaries and ran well to get the target down to 24 from the last two overs.
The 47th over was bowled by Kirk and with only two runs coming from the first three balls it looked as though Bridlington may have to settle for a losing draw.
However, Lount had other ideas and produced some tremendous hitting to deposit the next three balls on to the railway line for six. This reduced to the target to two off the last over.
A single off the first ball was followed by Lount being dismissed for a match-winning 38 and it was left to Janney to strike the winning boundary to give them victory that will hopefully kick start their season.
Bridlington 30pts, Fenner 7pts
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Beckett League Division A
BRIDLINGTON were put into bat on a slightly damp and two-paced pitch.
Wykeham’s disciplined bowling paid dividends with early wickets but Rob Middlewood tried to take the game to the home side and Peter Bowtell looked dangerous before departing for 31.
No-one else offered much resistance and the visitors were all out for only 102. Steve Day claimed 3-14.
After tea the home team just did enough to gain their first victory.
Bridlington bowled well but defending 102 was always going to be difficult, especially with 10 men.
Ian Spence (41) held the innings together and Ian Johnson 21 took them past the winning post for the loss of six wickets.
SEWERBY 4ths met a Bridlington 3rds side packed with youngsters at the cliff-top ground on an overcast and gloomy day.
Sewerby won the toss and elected to field, and credit must go to the Bridlington batsmen, especially Frankie Reffold (36), who resisted the Sewerby attack and ended their 40 overs on 111 for 7 wickets.
Rich Gibson took 3 for 26, and once again junior John Searby impressed with two wickets in six overs for just 12 runs.
A cracking slip catch by George Bramham was the highlight of a mediocre display in the field by the Sewerby team.
After tea the Sewerby opening batsmen took the game to the Bridlington bowlers immediately.
After two quick wickets the momentum was regained by Ryan Bartram Snr (30) and Gibson who plundered the young Bridlington bowlers.
The total of 111 was reached in the 17th over for the loss of three wickets with Gibson hitting four sixes and six fours in his excellent innings of 59 not out, and Bartram Snr unlucky to lose his wicket with only two runs needed for victory.
Another decent performance by the 4ths.
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