John’s Major contribution

Bridlington's Will Hall sends the bails flying v Bolton Percy
Bridlington's Will Hall sends the bails flying v Bolton Percy

York Senior League Division One

BRIDLINGTON hosted Bolton Percy, one of the promoted teams from last year.

Due to the poor weather the previous few days the ground was given an extra half an hour to dry and the game reduced to 43 overs a side.

On winning the toss Steve Garton invited the visitors to bat first. Will Hall soon removed both openers within the first five overs, one brilliantly caught behind by Ian Shipley.

The next 2 batsmen dug in well and at the halfway point in the innings the score was 44 due to some excellently controlled bowling backed up by good ground fielding.

Steve Janney came into the attack and bowled the visiting captain Malloch (27). A few overs later he had both White (9) and Housman (28) stumped.

This brought the hard hitting White and Rigby together and they moved the score on to 121 before White (35) was caught by Janney off the bowling of Tom McMeeken, another wicket fell to the same duo as the score was pushed on.

Rigby finished 29 not out as the Bolton Percy score totalled 154/7 at the end of the reduced overs. The most successful home bowlers were Janney 3-35, McMeeken 2-23 and Hall 2-32.

The Bridlington reply got off to a steady start before a wicket fell with the score on 14.

This brought John Major to the crease to join his captain and they started to get on top of the bowling before Garton was caught for 30.

Shaun Tate joined Major and he immediately played positively and pair continued to pick up runs and took the score to within 20 runs of victory when Major was caught for a fine 58, his second consecutive half century.

Nick Tennant helped finish the job with Tate finishing on a good 38 not out. An excellent all round display by the home team.