The Retreat ripped up the division two form book by defeating Dunnington Academy, knocking the Academy out of the promotion places and pulling Retreat out of the relegation zone.
Suranga Uragaha (74) and Salman Syed (62no) set up The Retreat’s 171-2. Uragaha then took three wickets and Ed White two to put the skids under the Academy reply as, despite the efforts of Dan Andrew (56) and Gareth Ashcroft (27no), they made 155-7.
Pocklington leapfrogged into the promotion places as they put Thixendale’s attack to the sword. Ted Donkin (82), Chris Saltmer (50) and Neal Jackson (26 ret) helped Pock post 193-3.
Thixendale were bowled out exactly 100 runs short but one positive was 11-year-old Charles Stacey taking 2-7 in his first over in competitive cricket.
Bishopthorpe picked up a much-needed victory to climb off the bottom of the division, but they are still in the relegation zone.
Marc Deamer (38), skipper Scott Clapham (20) and Ben Smith (19) helped the Bishops make 123-5 at Stockton & Hopgrove.
Stockton’s Matt Bradshaw battled to an unbeaten 34 but a miserly four over stint from Rory Watson (3-6) left the hosts 40 runs adrift at 83-5.
North Dalton continued to dominate the division with a seven-wicket win against Yapham.
Martin Pearson made 33 in Yapham’s 99-8. Danny Broumpton (48) then broke the back of the chase as Nick Edwards took 3-15.
The Retreat II’s 80-year-old Geoff Deighton did his best to stop Tang Hall Tigers picking up a third straight win in division three, but his side ultimately came up short.
Deighton took 5-31 to help bowl out the Tigers for 109, Darren Gargan (38) and Jon Flint (25) making the runs. Nasir Shefta then made 42 in Retreat’s chase asng up 12 runs short.
Unbeaten Bubwith head the table with seven wins from nine matches. Sam Elliott (3-25) and Stu Rushton (3-34) helped the hosts restrict Heworth Colts to 110-8 despite the efforts of Arron Solanki (38) and Roger Moorcroft (26). Charlie Lambert (52) and Nigel Goddard (32no) led Bubwith to a six-wicket triumph.
Ovington made short work of their reply against Bishop Wilton in a result that sees a six-point gap opened up between the promotion places and the rest of the division.
Bishop Wilton skipper Dan Blake made 40 as his side were bowled out for 107. Ovington’s in-form batsmen Pete Kelly (50no) and Craig Nichol (39) then knocked off the runs with six overs to spare.
Aviva Vikings had a comfortable victory against Heworth Nomads as they made 121-9. Nomads batted out at 90-5.