Stamford Bridge bowlers do the business

Stamford Bridge travelled to Easingwold on Saturday and found it difficult to score runs, posting a below par 124-8 in their 50 overs.

Dave Bradshaw (41) was the only Bridge batsman to construct a notable innings. Paul Skilbeck, who bowled right through, did the damage for Easingwold with 5-62.

In reply, Easingwold were also contained, particularly by Steve Sergeant (3-49), at first. But a 26 from Martin Piercy and an unbeaten 52 from Dan Copeland saw them make the modest total of 125-6 and take the win.

The first XI is away against Fenner first XI this Saturday.

Stamford Bridge second XI played Whitkirk at home and bowling first produced something of a demolition job on the Whitkirk batting line-up.

Tony Smith took five wickets for 10 runs and stand-in captain Martin Veysey claimed 3-12.

Even when they rested, the Bridge bowlers continued to take wickets, with youngsters Jack Winfield and Bob Hewitt maintaining the stranglehold.

It was all over in the 35th over, with Whitkirk making 76 all out, despite a defiant 45 from Liam Brown.

Bridge’s reply did not take long, reaching 77-1 in the 21st over.

Opener Ian Fraser made 31 not out, combining with Max Pimlott’s 39 not out, to see Bridge to a resounding win.

Match ball sponsor: P.C. Holliday

The second XI is away to Selby second XI this Saturday.

Stamford Bridge Cricket Club will once again be staging their annual President’s XI invitation match. It will be held on Sunday, 21 August, starting at 2pm at the Low Catton Road ground.

The opposition team will be selected and captained by Harwood Williams.

Williams’ team should include overseas cricketers currently plying their trade in the leagues throughout the region.

Also set to feature are Dunnington’s star duo West Indies legend Collis King and Australian all-rounder Dave Johnson.

The President’s XI looks set to include a host of guest players from the Hunters York & District Senior League, as well as former Stamford Bridge and Jamaica batting star Lorenzo Ingram.

The match is kindly sponsored by William Thompson (York) Limited of Jubilee Mill, Murton.

Entry to the game is free and there is a tombola and BBQ being run throughout the day. Plus, the bar will be open.

BBQ fresh meat and quality farm produce is again supplied by club sponsor The Farmer’s Cart.