Flixton’s Elvidge punishes Bridlington bowlers

Sam Edmundson with a wicket v Flixton
Sam Edmundson with a wicket v Flixton

A heavy downpour just before the start reduced the game to 38 overs aside. Bridlington won the toss and chose to bowl first hoping for early wickets.

This did not happen as Oliver Stephenson and Neil Elvidge set about the bowlers, putting on 80 for the first wicket in 16 overs before Stephenson fell for 28.

Casey Rudd bowling v Flixton

Casey Rudd bowling v Flixton

Former Bridlington player Scott Cooper came in and, after surviving an early chance, went on to add 104 with Elvidge before he went for 47.

Elvidge, playing very fluently, completed his century and continued to dominate the bowling. He finally fell for an excellent 136.

The Flixton total was 244/6 after 38 overs.

Bridlington need to get off to a good start but were pegged back when Casey Rudd was dismissed in the first over of the reply.

John Major joined Nick Tennant and these two played watchfully before upping the tempo and added 111 for the second wicket before Major fell for 66.

Another wicket soon went down, but Rich Lount came in and played aggressively making 26. Then Tennant fell for an excellent 66.

When these two went, the required run rate started to creep up and Bridlington were forced to settle for a losing draw and comfortably batted out the last couple of overs.

Jamie Nesfield was the pick of the Flixton bowlers with 3-40.