HOVINGHAM'S Mike Hemingway took eight wickets for the second week in succession to set up a nine wicket win for his side over Huntington in division five.

Hemingway bettered his 8-27 by taking 8-24 as Huntington were dismissed for 102. Wally Baynes made 34 for Huntington but his efforts were eclipsed by the Thompson brothers, Neil 41no and Steve 46, who saw Hovingham home by nine wickets.

The derby clash between Stamford Bridge and Dunnington saw a closely fought draw end with the latter having a minimal advantage.

Andy Chipps made 50 and Patrick Olivier 49 as Dunnington made 139-6 in the first innings. Olivier continued by taking 4-74 while Jerrard Camplejohn took 3-33 and the efforts of Martin Veysey 30 and Andy Craven 22 just failed to clinch a win for the home side who closed on 133-9 in a tense finish.

After their runaway success in division six last summer, York III were expected to figure strongly in division five but find themselves at the foot of the section after suffering their second defeat.

At Tadcaster Magnet, the Clifton Park-based side succumbed to 82 all out as John Reynolds took 3 for 6. G Collins then made 23 and Peter MacNamara 25no as the Brewers coasted to an eight-wicket win.

With Thirsk Races taking place, the Thirsk club's home game against Bolton Percy was staged at Huby with the hosts taking first innings. Danny Magee hit 41 and Ed Willey 43 to help Thirsk reach 151-5.

Peter Atkinson then followed his 3-39 with 69 and John White made 45 but the remainder of the Bolton side made little headway against the bowling of Mal Harper whose 6-44 had Percy tottering on the precipice at 135-9 when the game ended.

Updated: 11:33 Monday, May 03, 2004