SHERIFF Hutton Bridge skipper Adam Fisher hit 59 at Stamford Bridge to become the first premier division batsman to reach 500 runs in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League this season.

Brother Mark Fisher added 39 but Martin Veysey took 5-45 as SHB were dismissed in the final over for an under par 190.

When Stamford took their turn at the crease, Dom Rhodes threatened to take them to victory with a powerful 50.

Paul Milner made 43 and Matt Beckett added 29, but the return into the attack of the opening bowlers changed the outcome as Stamford closed on 167-8 after Mark Fisher took 3-44 and Ed Barnes 3-43.

Easingwold clocked up 304-7 at Dunnington, with Stephen Piercy cracking 137, but were still unable to improve their win column as the bottom side held out for a draw at 106-7.

In gaining 26 points, Easingwold remain in second place, just 12 points behind leaders Woodhouse Grange and 13 ahead of third-placed Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

In addition to Piercy’s runs, Matt Turnbull made 37 on his return to the club, L Barker 49 and Luke Ramsay 33.

Dunnington’s reply was in full defensive mode as Rich Lindsay claimed 4-7 and their avoidance of defeat was due to Kev Bradley making 25 and Tom Loten 26.

Beverley’s title hopes dived with a four-wicket defeat at Sewerby.

Sewerby’s winning innings of 264-6 included four good contributions as Mal EArtley made 65, Ben Dobson 63, Russ Robinson 40 and Shaun Acton 35.

Beverley’s earlier 258-7 was spearheaded by Faisel Abid, who hit 102. Jon Fisher made 40 and Olly Grantham 32.

Acton took 3-83 but an unbeaten 46 from Alex Morrell took Beverley to a good score.

Andrew Bilton hit 97 to set leaders Woodhouse Grange en route to their eighth win in 12 games when they beat Clifton Alliance by 121 runs.

Brother Chris Bilton gave great support with 62, while Nick Hadfield added 28 in a total of 224-3.

The two Suddabys then whipped the Alliance out for only 103, with Dave taking 4-27 and Chris 3-26.

At York, Studley Royal made 216-6 and got the better of a draw when York replied with 172-7, including 88 by Ian Jarvis.