CIVIL Service have started the season on a high following their relocation to Heslington and find themselves top of division four after gaining a profitable draw against Huby.

Darren Hanley, a centurion the previous week, seemed likely to repeat the feat before falling for 85 while Nick Olney 29 and Andy Raper 31 ensured maximum batting points with a total of 212-8. Paul Moore had 4-32 for Huby but Mark Bradley stole the bowling show with 5-52 to hold Huby to 146-8.

Marcus Hollis destroyed Easingwold when his 6-29 had them all out for 95. Nigel Rippon then hit 68no as Darren Powell claimed all three Osbaldwick wickets to fall to earn figures of 3-37.

James Turner followed his record-breaking double century on the opening day with a more modest 27 when he was promoted to Thorp Arch's first team at Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

However, Arch were able to post a respectable 171-8 thanks to Chris Magee's 34 and Steve Raine's 43. Bridge skipper Dave Ellis took 5-37 and then followed with an unbeaten 30 to steer his side to a draw at 133-8 after Vic Klays had made 41 and David Coverdale 25. Mike Cole had 3-20 for the Boston side.

Malcolm Bowden hit 90 as newly promoted Selby made 222-7 at Whitkirk. Peter Hoyle helped with 50 as Simon Bowman took 3-49 for home side Whitkirk but then saw his side wiped out for 122 despite 70 from John Leece.

Updated: 11:33 Monday, May 03, 2004