Bridlington wrap up derby double

Bridlington's Casey Rudd bowling v Sewerby
Bridlington's Casey Rudd bowling v Sewerby

Bridlington completed the home and away double over neighbours Sewerby after a comfortable seven-wicket win at Dukes Park on Saturday.

After winning the toss, Brid captain Sam Edmundosn asked the visitors to bat first. Tom McMeeken and the skipper both picked up an early wicket as Sewerby slipped to 27/2.

Simon Leeson came into the attack and picked up two wickets, assisted by an excellent diving catch by Nick Tennant.

Sewerby were struggling on 56/4 but a 55-run partnership between Lewis Beasley and young Jake Hatton took the score past 100. Beasley fell bowled by Casey Rudd for 40 and Hatton soon followed followed for 14.

After these two were out the lower order were dismissed fairly quickly with Ben Ibsen picking up 2-6 as Sewerby were bowled out for 132 in less than 37 overs.

Bridlington’si reply got off to a watchful start as Richard Lount and Rudd were kept quiet by good bowling by youngsters Harry Gunning and Hatton.

Rudd fell for 11, caught by Lyndon Warkup off Hatton. The in-form Tennant came to the crease and started slowly but then he and Lount started to settle in.

They added 84 for the second wicket before Lount was well caught on the boundary by Atkinson off Matt Rennoldson for 39.

Hatton was re-introduced to the attack and picked up another wicket before Edmundson joined Tennant at the wicket and these two saw Bridlington to victory as Tennant finished on 53 not out, his sixth half century of the season.

Edmundson was unbeaten on 19 as Bridlington completed the double over their local rivals this season.