CIVIL Service's early season promise in division four has ebbed away and they suffered a heavy defeat when Easingwold's Alan Robinson took 7-32 to shoot them out for 68.

Mick Bradley gave his usual strong performance when he captured five Easingwold wickets for 87 but Tom Langstaff made 95 and Richard Skilbeck 28 to produce a handy total of 184-8. Robinson then had the help of Darren Powell who took 3-29 as service melted away.

Selby continue to set the pace after their seven-wicket win at Osbaldwick for whom Dave West made 71no as Chris Dye took 4-11. Andrew Jarvis, with 43no, and Kevin Lamb 39 then eased Selby to a comfortable victory.

Londesbrough Park had by far the better of a draw against a cautious Sheriff Hutton Bridge side who opted for safety first. John Williamson made 106 whilst Simon Dodd 32 and one-time Pocklington player Chris Barlow 28 enabled Londesbrough to declare at 215-5 after 43 overs. Faced with a big target and 47 overs, Bridge opted for a draw which they achieved with no threat when Dave Kiernan made 42 and Dave Ellis 42 not out in their total of 116-2.

Mike Harah was the star turn for Hornsea who gained a two-wicket home win over Sheriff Hutton.

When Sheriff took first innings, Harah captured 5-48 but still saw the visitors reach 178-9 thanks to an unbeaten 64 from Ed Taylor backed by Craig Dodsworth's 31 and Andy Franks' 35.

Hornsea found Richard Armitage 3-45 somewhat troublesome and lost early wickets, including Jonathon Croft for 28.

Meanwhile Harah was making good progress and found a capable ally in 14-year-old wicketkeeper Ben Wallis who had made 33 when he fell with the scores level. Hornsea soon won by two wickets with Harah undefeated with 70.

Thorp Arch & Boston Spa maintained their promotion drive when they took the maximum points possible from a draw against Huby.

The Cole brothers produced the goods for Arch with Mike making 55 and Chris 40. With Andy Hawkswell 38 and Steve Raine 31no also finding form. The threat posed by Tim Little 4-67 was averted and a total of 217-7 was reached.

Little then followed with a shared top score of 32 which was matched by Mike Mizerzwinski. Wayne Howell added 31 but Mark Linnbacre took 3-31 as Huby held on at 175-9.

Whitkirk were able to field a side after their concession of the previous week but suffered their seventh defeat when Pocklington had a six-wicket advantage.

Steve Pickled made 25 for Whitkirk who were bowled out for 112 by Kevin King 4-57 and 17-year-old Dan Boneham, who took 5-17. Gary Milner 26 and Dave Gamble 27 then helped their side make the required runs.

Updated: 11:12 Monday, June 14, 2004