Maximum batting points as Bridlington earn a draw

Bridlington's Casey Rudd bowling v Goole
Bridlington's Casey Rudd bowling v Goole

Bridlington hosted Goole and the visitors chose to bat first after winning the toss.

They got off to a good start and put on 39 for the first wicket before Tom McMeeken made a breakthrough.

Bridlington bowling v Goole

Bridlington bowling v Goole

Neil Foster and Brendan Lewis then batted very well adding 111 for the second wicket before Foster was run out for 53.

Ashton Nottingham helped Lewis add a further 54 for the third wicket until Lewis was also run out for a fine 87.

A short rain delay reduced the game to 45 overs per side, but Goole kept wickets in hand and were able to swing the bat towards the end.

They finished the innings on 252/3 from their 45 overs with Nottingham finishing on 39 not out and Steve Smith 27 not out.

Brid’s reply got off to a decent start but then Steve Hicks picked up four wickets for Goole to reduce the home team to 51/4.

Smith then picked up a wicket and Brid were 68/5 from 18 overs and in danger of being bowled out.

Shaun Tate joined Steve Janney and these two played really well and added 60 before Janney fell for an excellent 48 to become Hicks’ fifth victim.

Sam Edmundson joined Tate and they put on a further 56 to take Brid to 184 and within sight of the 75% draw total.

Ian Shipley saw the remaining overs out with Tate who finished with a fine 52 not out as Brid picked up maximum batting points to close on 204/7.

The top bowler for Goole was Hicks who claimed 5/48.

Bridlington 2nds were unluckily rained off when in a fairly good position at Cayton 2nds on Saturday.

Bridlington batted first and scored 148/8, Steve Lount top scoring with 42 assisted by Peter Bowtell (29) and Elliott Traves (26).

Cayton’s reply had reached 105/6 when the rain came and put an end to things, Peter Bowtell having taken 4-25 from 10 overs.