Yapham are Slaughter-ed by Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge 153 (Edwards 5-32)

Yapham 34 (Smith 5-18, Slaughter 4-10)

Stamford Bridge second XI entertained Yapham first XI at home and, following a worrying start with the bat, managed to set a decent total and, after tea, knock over Yapham with ease.

Batting first, Bridge was in trouble, losing two wickets in the first over. They were six down for 55 and looking in trouble until a seventh-wicket partnership of 75 between Dave Craven (39), hitting some trademark big shots, and Andrew Healy (35) improved the situation.

Following their departure, though, the remaining wickets fell fairly quickly and Bridge was all out for 153 in the 42nd over. Dan Edwards for Yapham was the leading wicket taker with 5-32 in nine overs.

After tea, the Bridge bowlers gave the Yapham batsmen little chance and they were all out for 34 in the 20th over.

Tony Smith, with 5-18 in nine overs and Andrew Slaughter (4-10 in eight overs) cleaned up the wickets to lead Bridge to a good win.

On Saturday, the second XI is away to York fourth XI.

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Clifton Alliance 135-9 (Gatus 49, Hindle 46; Sergeant 5-52)

Stamford Bridge 134 (Capper 3-29)

Stamford Bridge first XI were away to Clifton Alliance first XI and, in a close contest, were just pipped at the post as Clifton managed to overhaul the Bridge total with one wicket remaining.

Batting first, Bridge did not find it easy to get runs and, with wickets falling steadily, only Paul Milner stood out with 34 runs before his demise.

Bridge finished with 134 all out in the final over, Jake Capper picking up 3-29 for Clifton.

In reply, Clifton also did not find hitting the modest target easy as the Bridge bowlers, led by Steve Sergeant (5-52) had them down to 129-9.

Two Clifton batsmen though, Nick Hindle (46) and Jason Gatus (49), weathered the storm and put Clifton in a position to nervously cross the line, making 135-9 in the 42nd over.

The first XI is at home to Dunnington first XI on Saturday and has a cup game at home to Bridlington on Bank Holiday Monday.

Stamford Bridge 159-9 (Porteus 50, Healey 46)

Burton Salmon 158-5 (Hnat 50)

Having beaten Woodhouse Grange in the preliminary round of the Vale League President’s Cup, Stamford Bridge third XI took on Burton Salmon in the first round proper.

Salmon won the toss and chose to bat. They made a steady start against some capable Bridge bowling and, although wickets fell, they made 158-5 in 40 overs, opener Hnat making 50 before falling late on.

The Stamford innings began disastrously with a wicket falling off the very first ball, and the wickets continued to tumble as they plummeted to 28-4.

Opener Sid Porteus (50) was looking solid, but he was losing partners at an alarming rate.

Joined by captain Des Healey (46) they were able to push the total on yet, with a mini-collapse near the end, it was left to the last two to pick up the remaining runs for a win and progression to the next round.

The third XI is at Woodhouse Grange on Saturday.