Ibbotson’s ‘best-ever’ batting gets 3rds home

Bridlington CC 3rds Dean Welch bowling v Seamer 3rds
Bridlington CC 3rds Dean Welch bowling v Seamer 3rds

Bridlington 3rds entertained Seamer 3rds and stand-in captain Carl Parkin won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.

Seamer got off to a great start through G Dixon and S Richardson with the pair hitting all Brid bowlers around the park until Parkin introduced himself into the attack in the 18th over.

With his very first ball, he had the dangerous Richardson adjudged to be out LBW for 44. Dixon continued playing very sensibly, building up a good total for his team, but unfortunately for him he was first running out of partners.

Thebowlers improved their line and wickets were falling at regular intervals. Seamer 3rds finished their innings on 197/8.

In reply Brid got off to a mixed start with Phil Elliott blasting a quick-fire 26 but both openers were out within the first six overs after 11 overs Brid were struggling on 37-4.

Dean Welch and Jack Ibbotson came together and put on 66 in 12 overs to get back on track with Ibbotson being the main contributor in the partnership.

Welch was run out for 26 but Cawkill came in to support Ibbotson who by this stage was looking set and batting very capably.

Ibbotson saw Bridlington home with three balls to spare and ended up with a magnificent 94.

He only give one chance away, when he was on 11 after that he never looked back and put the Seamer bowlers to the sword.

Senior members said it was the best they had seen him bat. Special mention must go to Parkin who marshalled the troops well throughout.