Super eight haul for Johnson

Stamford Bridge played at local rivals Dunnington and were unable to overcome the bowling of Dave Johnson, who picked up the week’s best figures in the league, with 8-52 in 23 overs.

Batting first, Dunnington seemed to be in control with a second wicket stand between Paul Miles (63) and Dave Johnson (62).

From 128-1, though, the Bridge bowlers finally found a way through and caused something of a collapse as Dunnington finished on 161-9.

Dave Chaplin again led the Bridge bowlers with 5-54 in 16 overs.

In reply, Bridge were unable to establish partnerships as wickets fell to Dave Johnson, who picked up the first seven wickets in his marathon spell, and Bridge were all out for 130 in the 46th over.

The first XI is at home to Heworth first XI this Saturday, starting at 12.30pm.

Stamford Bridge second XI played their last game of the season, against Civil Service at home on Saturday, and were unable to gain the win that might have secured them promotion.

At the end of the day this was academic, as Castleford lost to Huntingdon, which secured promotion for both teams.

Civil Service, batting first, made a good start, with James Chisholm (25) and Nick Olney (41) leading the way.

The Bridge bowlers worked hard to contain them and chipped away at the wickets, Des Healey picking up 5-17 from 11 overs.

Civil Service were all out for 139 in the 42nd over.

In reply, the Bridge batsmen found it difficult, with a number making starts but then failing to consolidate.

Dave Craven (35) appeared to steady the ship with some powerful strokeplay but, with the fall of his wicket, Bridge were unable to make up the deficit and finished 129 all out in the 41st over.

Graham Sherlock (3-35) and Chris Lowen (4-36) were Civil Service’s main wicket-takers.

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