Not a good weekend for Stamford Bridge cricket

The Stamford Bridge first XI played Fenner at home and was undone by the Fenner bowlers.

Batting first Bridge was unable to set up any partnerships and individual batsmen found it difficult to get runs. Fenner’s bowlers dominated the innings with Steve Sergeant (3-27), Luke Laybourne (3-24) and Grant Van Es (3- 31). Bridge was all out for 111 in the 44th over.

In reply, Fenner lost their openers and Bridge might have thought this was a sign but Will Parker (46 not out) dug in and with Ross Davy (29 not out) saw Fenner to 112-3 in the 34th over.

The first XI is away at Sewerby 1st XI on Saturday. Matchball sponsor: Chris Clubley & Co Ltd.

Stamford Bridge second XI travelled to Goole and struggled to make runs, opening the batting against a good Goole side who are now early division leaders.

Bridge batted first and found the conditions not to their favour as early wickets fell. Captain Martin Veysey (29) the only one to make runs of note found partners hard to keep and the Bridge innings ended 120-9 in 45 overs. Sam Earl (4-32) and Danny Cooper (3-8) took the bulk of the wickets for Goole.

In reply, Goole were untroubled by the Bridge bowlers as Antony Gibbins (50) and Neil Webster (46 not out) saw them home at 121-1 in the 29th over.

The 2nd XI is at home to Fenner 2nd XI on Saturday.