Nesfield takes five for Flixton in winning draw at Goole

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After three weeks with virtually no interference from the elements, the wet weather struck with a vengeance this weekend and caused many York Senior League games to be abandoned without a ball being bowled, including Scarborough 2nds’ third division match at Sessay 2nds.

In division one, Flixton made 183-5 when they batted first at Goole Town, with Richard Malthouse and Rob Lacey both unbeaten with 65 and 55 respectively.

Former Driffield player Jamie Nesfield than captured 5 for 28 to put the home side on the rack but an unbeaten 58 by Hayward enabled Goole to escape with a draw at 130-9.

Long-standing East Yorkshire Cup rivals, Bridlington and Pickering were in opposition at Dukes Park where the former recorded a comfortable victory.

Pickering’s veteran all-rounder Dave Greenlay hit 59 and Ryan Boyes made 29 but their colleagues were troubled by the twin attack of Casey Rudd, who claimed 4-34, and Steve Janney, who took 4-39, as Pickering posted an inadequate 120.

John Major then totally dominated Bridlington’s response as he raced to 90 not out.

With Rudd chipping in with 27, Bridlington celebrated a comfortable eight-wicket win while Pickering returned home with a third defeat in four games.

Pickering will be hoping for better luck at home to Harrogate 2nds on Saturday, while Flixton are at home to Whitkirk.

Scarborough’s Yorkshire League game at home to Harrogate on Saturday was also washed out.