Stamford Bridge lift themselves off the bottom

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Stamford Bridge first XI entertained Studley Royal and produced a good result with a winning draw to lift them off the bottom of the Premier division.

Batting first, Bridge did not find it easy, as they slid to 60-6, with captain Matt Beckett the only one able to make runs, reaching 27 before his wicket fell.

This, though, was followed by a recovery as Dave Chaplin (32) and Paul Milner (37) put together useful knocks.

Bridge were all out in the 47th over for 149. Dan Craven (3-38) and Steve Walmsley (4-30) were the leading wicket takers for Studley.

In reply, Studley initially looked comfortable but the early introduction of spin through Dave Chaplin (4-35) and Matt Beckett, as well as a cameo from Kev Murphy, set Studley back. Dan Craven (28) made a later order revival look possible but, even with the extra overs, they closed on 114-9.

On Saturday, the first XI is away at Woodhouse Grange and away at Beverley for a cup match on the bank holiday Monday.

Match ball sponsors: Beaumont Stamford Bridge, The Manor House Care Home.

Stamford Bridge second XI travelled to Welton & Brough and recorded their first win of the season.

Bowling first they had Welton & Brough tied down and soon were taking wickets. Mark Fairweather (3-32) and Dan Davis (4-33) were Bridge’s leading wicket takers.

L. Beaton put together a notable 30 but Welton & Brough closed their innings 128 all out in the 45th over.

In reply, Bridge lost one wicket in reaching the total. Opener Chris Smith constructed a good 73 not out and combined with Jody Robson who made 30 not out to see Bridge to 130-1 in the 27th over.

The second XI is at home to Scarborough second XI on Saturday.

Stamford Bridge third XI travelled to Ovington with many of their younger players and were unable to bring off a win.

Batting first they struggled with good early bowling.

Stewart Fraser made 36 and some of the youngsters put on runs but the innings closed 112-9 in 40 overs.

S. Hussain was Ovington’s leading wicket taker with 3-16 in 10 overs.

In reply, Hussain was to feature again putting together an unbeaten 78 to see his side home at 113-5 in the 20th over.

Captain Des Healey with 4-23 was Bridge’s main wicket taker.

The third XI is away at Heworth second XI on Saturday.