Last duo survive to escape from Goole with a draw

Bridlington CC 2nds v Cayton 2nds
Bridlington CC 2nds v Cayton 2nds

A round-up of games involving Bridlington Cricket Club in the past week.

Bridlington 1sts won the toss away to Goole and chose to bowl first. The opening batsmen for Goole batted watchfully and put on 40 for the first wicket.

The second wicket went down with the score on 77. A Nottingham joined opener N Foster and these two put on 107 for the third wicket when Foster was bowled for 68.

Nottingham batted until the last over when he fell for a well made 87.

The Goole total at the end of the innings was 241 with the most successful Brid bowlers being Tom McMeeken 2-47 and Casey Rudd 2-46.

The Bridlington reply got off to a steady start before the first wicket fell on 23. Steve Garton and John Major then put on 42 for the second wicket.

After these two fell the Bridlington innings never really recovered and only Simon Leeson (25) and Shaun Tate (16) made any contribution against the accurate spin bowling of D England 4-21 and B Lamb 1-38.

J Kerr came back into the attack late on to remove a couple of late wickets to finish with 3-43. Bridlington managed to bat the overs out and finish on 158/9.

A fine opening partnership between Greg Miller (85no) and Nick Tennant (60) saw Bridlington 2nds well on their way to a nine-wicket victory over Cayton 2nd at Dukes Park.

Earlier excellent bowling from Will Hall and Ben Traves had kept the scoring rate down with only 10 runs coming in the first 10 overs.

Both took a couple of wickets and they were well supported by Elliot Traves and Frankie Reffold who also picked up a wicket.

In reply, Williams made a patient 46 for Cayton and Stubbs made an aggressive 26 but on a lovely batting wicket 159 was only a modest total and Bridlington cruised to victory with plenty of overs to spare.

Bridlington 2nds let their Cayley Cup tie against Scarborough 3rds get away from them after being in a good position midway through the second innings.

Excellent bowling from Ahmed and Leppington put Bridlington on the back foot early on, Miller and Tennant both being bowled for singles.

A fine innings from Andrew Leeson, well supported by Ben Traves, got Bridlington to a useful total of 114/8.

Scarborough also found runs hard to come by in the early stages of their reply but 24 wide balls from all the Bridlington bowlers let them off the hook.

This passed the initiative to the visitors with former Bridlington junior M Southall and T Bussey putting together a match-winning partnership.

Bridlington conceded a massive 229 runs at Bewholme and Atwick in the Evening League as the visiting bowlers were frequently dispatched for sixes over the very short boundaries. Brumpton went on to score a century and Sharp passed 50 as both remained unbeaten.

It was all too much for the young Bridlington side, although Nick Tennant made yet another 50.

Bridlington entertained Wetwang in an Evening League Division One Cup contest which turned out to be a very exciting and entertaining game with runs galore.

The home side took first knock with Casey Rudd and Richard Lount attacking the bowling from the start with Rudd racing to his half century as the score passed 100 before he went for a magnificent 75 and Lount made 43 as Bridlington amassed an impressive total of 170/3.

Wetwang openers Goddard and Ezard soon made their intentions clear as they reached 50 off just six overs. Most of the home bowlers came in for some rough treatment until Lount was brought into the attack and he produced a fine spell which brought him 5-24, firstly removing Goddard who made an aggressive 79.

The visitors were still in a position to win the game when the last over was called, but with 16 required Ben Traves kept his cool and restricted them to singles and twos to win the game by four runs.

Flixton won the toss and elected to bat against Bridlington 3rds on a glorious afternoon at Dukes Park in a Home Guard Cup tie.

Flixton got off to a slow start with some superb bowling by Carl Parkin who saw his six overs go for only 12 runs, but it was his opening partner Tom Woodhouse who struck first, removing Sample for only five and the other opener Till

Frankie Reffold and Dean Welch carried on the superb bowling before the latter injured himself as Flixton finished their innings on 120/7 in their 30 overs.

In reply Tom Hebden and Elliott Traves got the innings off to a steady start despite some good bowling by the visitors before Hebden was caught for a good 16.

Reffold joined Traves at the wicket and the two young lads got their heads down and set about the total with both playing some lovely strokes. Traves was out caught for 26 and in the following over Reffold was out for an excellent 47.

Nigel Cloherty and Dean Welch got the chase down to needing three runs off the last over which the pair managed with a ball to spare with some quick singles to send Brid 3rds through to the semi finals.

Having won the toss, and decided to field, Bridlington 3rds got off a great start with Ewan MacNab removing Lockton’s top three batsmen within the first seven overs leaving them at 21/3.

Lockton then found their feet and started to build a partnership with the visiting captain Boyes and Nattress batting well, but both enjoyed luck when they were dropped.

Bridlington lost Dave Cullen to a nasty knee injury when he landed awkwardly diving for a ball

Both batsmen reached their 50s before it took a brilliant catch from Tom Hebden to remove Nattress for a powerful 83 and Harry Gunning removed Boyes with an excellent delivery for 70.

Lancaster joined in on the fun at the end as Lockton finished on 209-6.

Brid lost opener Ben Ibson in the first over but MacNab knuckled down to try to keep them on target with wickets falling at regular intervals at the other end.

MacNab departed for a well-earned 50 and Mike Cawkill hit 20, before Carl Parkin 15 and Harry Gunning 17 kept looking for the extra runs for the batting points with the game going away from Brid and did well to see them over both 150 and 175 runs.