Great bowling at the death restricts Bridlington

Bridlington's Simon Leeson hits a four v Sessay
Bridlington's Simon Leeson hits a four v Sessay

Sessay were asked to bat first, after losing the toss, and they made a useful start putting on 29 before Will Hall had Wilkie caught behind for 19.

The visitors then struggled against some good bowling as Hall claimed another victim and Sam Edmundson picked up three wickets, reducing Sessay to 66/5.

The spinners were introduced and the Sessay middle order played watchfully through the middle overs as Till and Wilkinson took the score past 100.

Simon Leeson picked up the wicket of Till for 31 but Wilkinson started to play more shots towards the end of the innings and completed a good half century as he finished on 53 not out as he help propel his side to 176/9 with Leeson picking up four wickets in total.

Bridlington reply got off to a solid start with the openers putting on 45 before Leeson was LBW for 27.

Casey Rudd and John Major added 28 for the second wicket but both fell lbw to Carver. Nick Tennant and Rich Lount started to build a platform adding 48 before Lount fell to a good catch in the deep after he had made 25.

Tennant was joined by Andy Leeson and with a run a ball required from the final 11 overs the home team were confident. However, the visitors bowlers bowled excellently towards the end and made it difficult for Bridlington to find the boundary.

Bridlington eventually fell 10 runs short of victory and had to settle for a losing draw, having reached 90% of the winning total.

Bridlington 2nds at last went into a game in a positive mood after last week’s win and pulled off a fine, hard fought victory.

The home side batted first and Reffold and Flowerdew claimed Cayton’s first two wickets, but they then allowed Dennis (59) and S Glaves (28) too many reprieves to close the innings on 187/5.

Bridlington’s reply got off to a poor start as Miller was out in the second over, but Clay and Traves took the score to 50 before Clay was dismissed. Traves scored freely, as usual, before falling just short of a half-century.

Stalwart Steve Lount helped the middle order to keep up the required run rate and Bowtell hit the winning boundary with 11 balls remaining.

Credit to Lount for anchoring the run chase and a battling performance from the whole team.