Priory View cricketers are best in the county

Priory View Cricket Team
Priory View Cricket Team

A team of cricketers who attend day services in Bridlington made the most of home advantage to win an East Riding tournament.

The competition saw eight teams of adults who attend day centres in all corners of the county descend on Priory View Day Centre.

Coun Richard Harrap, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for adult and carer services, was bowled over with the level of sportsmanship displayed on the day.

“It was wonderful to see so many keen cricketers taking part in what has become a firm favourite on the sporting calendar for our day services.

“There was a fantastic amount of not only teamwork going on but also support between the rival teams and from the crowd of spectators too which made for a truly enjoyable day.”

Priory View came out on top in the competition, beating Millers from Beverley in the final, with some superb batting from team captain David Newton and Michael Sampson, and good bowling by Paul Berriman.

Paul Robinson, Priory View senior day service officer and tournament organiser, said: “The competition was played in a fantastic spirit and it was great to see all the players performing well, enjoying their cricket and supporting each other during matches.

“It really was a brilliant day with the weather certainly helping to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.”

The teams were also lucky enough to receive a card ahead of the tournament from Yorkshire County Cricket Club wishing them all luck.

The individual winners were:

Best batsman: David Newton (Priory View)

Best bowler: Daniel Glendenning (Waterview Lodge)

Biggest six: Paul Duncan (Drivers)

Champagne moment - Don Mcloud (Drivers)