Pimlott claims hat-trick before rain stops play

Stamford Bridge first XI were due to play Sessay at home on Saturday but, with heavy rain the previous day and a number of heavy showers on the day, the match was abandoned, due to the pitch being waterlogged, without a ball being bowled.

However, they travelled to Goole on Monday and managed something of a Houdini act against the second from bottom side, due to a useful half-century from Paul Milner, to extract a losing draw.

Goole batted first and two of their batsmen contributed the bulk of their runs, opener Antony Gibbins (63) and number five Ashton Nottingham (47).

The remaining batsmen were unable to deal with Dave Chaplin (5-63) or Steve Sergeant (4-51) as Goole were all out for 171 in the 48th over.

In reply, Bridge had a nightmare start and were 43-5 in the 22nd over.

Paul Milner (54) combined with the lower order, notably Ben Gill (23 not out), to see Bridge to 157-8.

Ben Lamb did the damage for Goole, taking six wickets for 35 runs in 15 overs.

The first XI is away against Dunnington first XI this Saturday, starting at 1pm.

The second XI travelled to York on Saturday and were well into the York side, who were struggling at 67-8, when the rain intervened and the match was abandoned after 25.2 overs.

David Craven took 3-22 and captain Ollie Pimlott claimed 3-15, with his wickets coming as a hat-trick across two overs - two coming in the first, and the third with the first ball of his next over.

The seconds played Yapham at home on Monday, picking up a convincing win to keep them in their promotion challenge.

Batting first, Ollie Pimlott (45) opening with Jack Winfield (24) made a good start.

Subsequent batsmen all added to the score to see Bridge make 171-6, with the Yapham bowlers sharing the wickets.

In reply, Yapham started slowly and were unable to deal with the Bridge bowling, finishing all out for 89 in the 37th over.

Ollie Pimlott again led the bowlers with 4-18 off his 12 overs.

The second XI is at home to Civil Service XI on Saturday, starting at 1pm.

Match ball sponsors: Lacy’s Cottage Riding School.