Saturday 18th July saw the return of competitive cricket! And for the first time SHBCC fielded 4 teams across the leagues! In a way the weekend was more than just cricket. For the Bridge it showed what an amazing club we have to be able to field four teams despite the shortened season. For the clubs it was reward for the work they have done keeping the pitches up to scratch and putting in place safety procedures for players and spectators. The League are to be congratulated on putting on competitive cricket at relatively short notice. Sadly the weather did not appreciate the occasion with drizzle and damp conditions all afternoon. It shows how much appetite there is for local cricket that both players and officials weathered the rain to get all four of our matches through to a conclusion. Results were as follows….
The first team were away to York and scored 196-7 to overhaul York’s 195-9 and win by 3 wickets. Star Bridge performers were F. Collins 4-34, M. Bird 3-43, T.Hudson 90, A Fisher 46, T Latham 26*. Prior to the start of the match the teams, officials and spectators all honoured the memory of York Cricket Club legend Dan Woods, who sadly passed away aged just 32 earlier this year. You can watch highlights of the match here
At Moor Farm, the seconds faced Malton & Old Malton, their 138-9 falling 26 runs short of the 164-5 target required.
The third team were the first Bridge team to play at the Castle Ground in Sheriff Hutton as a home fixture and beat Woodhouse Grange’s 3rd team by 8 runs in a low scoring game.
The fourth team batted first at Rufforth making 129-9, which was easily knocked off by the home side who romped to an 8 wicket victory.