Stamford Bridge first XI travelled into York and produced their first win of the season against York’s second XI.
Batting first, Dom Rhodes (27) led from the front but, whilst subsequent batsmen made starts, they were unable to push on. Jake Murphy pegged Bridge back with six wickets for 31 in 14.4 overs.
Bridge closed their innings on 144 all out in the 43rd over, which appeared, at the time, to be a bit below par.
In reply though, the Bridge bowling attack was able to stifle York’s batsmen with only Matt Hodsdon (40) putting up any resistance. Dom Rhodes (4-19) and Sam Crutchley (3-37) collected the majority of the wickets. York were all out in the 39th over for 101.
On Saturday, the first XI is at home to Selby first XI.
Stamford Bridge seconds entertained the Sheriff Hutton Bridge second XI at home and, although at one point looked like they might upset an easy win for Sheriff, came out with a loss.
Batting first, things did not go well with a couple of run outs. Captain Martin Veysey (29) seemed to settle things but with the fall of his wicket only Ian Fraser (26 not out) was able to accumulate any runs.
With his partners falling at the other end, Bridge were all out for 100 in the 40th over. Nick Scaling (3-19) and D Atkinson (3-14) were Sheriff’s leading wicket takers.
In reply, Sheriff found themselves losing wickets at pace as Mark Fairweather (3-31) got stuck in. Robert Hewitt, with three wickets for 7 runs in two overs changed the complexion of the match as Sheriff reached 75 and the game became a bit tighter. Pete Crowder (53 not out) held it together for Sheriff and saw them to 101 -8 in the 35th over.
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The second XI is away Selby this Saturday.
Stamford Bridge third XI had a rare home match against Hemingbrough and were unable to produce the goods with either bat or ball against an evidently stronger outfit.
Batting first, they were well contained with no one individual settling in and ending all out for 127. R Peet, with 3-30, was Hemingbrough’s leading wicket taker.
In reply the Hemingbrough batsmen were mostly untroubled by the Bridge bowling, reaching the required total in 25 overs for two wickets. B. Lister (57) and A Barraclough (32not out) led the run chase for Heminbrough.
The third XI is away at Yapham on Saturday.