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Foss League title up for grabs
10:43am Wednesday 1st August 2012 in Sport
CHAMPIONS Stamford Bridge are heading for a title decider with division one leaders Woodhouse Grange in the Foss Evening Cricket League .
A win for Woodhouse Grange at Low Catton Road will seal the title, while victory for the hosts will take the battle into the final week of the season.
Stamford Bridge posted 145-3 against Osbaldwick , with Dom Rhodes slamming a 32-ball 67 and Paul Milner adding 54. Relegated Osbaldwick closed on 97-6 as youngster Joe Aconley took 2-6.
Woodhouse Grange came through a nail-biter against Dunnington , winning with two balls to spare. Dunnington raised a score of 114-7, with Jack Bolam scoring 45 and slow left-armer Russ Bilton claiming a three-wicket haul for the Grange.
Woodhouse’s five-wicket win was built on the knocks of two 19-year-olds as Chris Bilton (47) and Tom Young (44) saw them home.
Heworth were unable to raise a side to play Westow and the two points secured the Ryedale side’s division one status.
Pocklington conceded to York and they are relegated.
Yapham’s young side caused an upset by defeating division two leaders Londesborough Park, leaving five teams fighting for the two promotion slots. Will Axup’s big-hitting 36 saw Yapham post 97-9 as Ben Lewis took 3-23. Alex Nattrass then took 4-17 as Londesborough closed 11 runs short despite 33 from James Hanley.
Stockton & Hopgrove beat Aviva Vikings to move level on points with Park. Matt Durkin’s 62 not out was the backbone of Stockton’s 132-6 and a burst of 4-16 from Stu Ross saw them home by ten runs.
Bubwith claimed a seven-wicket victory over Bishopthorpe as a 100-run stand by Rich Readman (47) and Charlie Lambert (45) eased them home with 19 balls to spare. Earlier, Matt Howden’s 64 had seen the Bishops post 129-8.
The Retreat beat Thixendale with the help of a ton from Salman Syed, whose unbeaten 124 included eight sixes and nine fours.
The division three title race is going down to the wire.