Last-over loss in junior final

Bridlington U15 in action in their league game last weekend.
Bridlington U15 in action in their league game last weekend.

The final of the Greenwood Hire Derwent Valley Junior Cricket League U13s KO Cup, between Bridlington and Driffield, took place at Wykeham Cricket Ground last Wednesday.

In a thrilling encounter, Driffiled openers Conner Robb (16), who was named man of the match, and Alex Drury (13) got them off to a steady start, but after they were both out the introduction of Bridlington bowler Louis Beckett (4-13) soon had Driffield in trouble as the middle order faltered.

This continued as Sam Flowerdew (2-6) and Matthew Atkinson (2-5) cleaned up the Driffield tail as they finished on 55 all out.

In reply, Bridlington were soon in trouble as they lost both openers cheaply, but Harrison Male (12) and Callum Battams (10) gave them renewed hope as they rebuilt the Bridlington innings.

This ended as Driffield bowlers Drury (2-2), Charlie Foster (3-6) and Tom Feather (2-5) steadily took wickets for the rest of the innings.

Eventually, Bridlington required four runs to win off the final over with the last pair at the crease. A couple of tight runs were scrambled but Drury had the final say trapping the last batsman LBW to seal a win for Driffield.