FORMER Sheriff Hutton Bridge skipper and ex-York player Mike Willink made his debut for Crayke against Rowntrees in division two.

But he made no impression when he was trapped lbw by his ex-Bridge team mate Richard Tuite without scoring.

Fortunately for the home side Andrew Dawson 68 and Mike Hutchinson 62 were able to add 128 for the third wicket after Dave Thompson had struck two early blows. Paul Horner 4-47 and Richard Tuite 4-18 then took the last six wickets for just 20 runs as Crayke were all out for 176.

Rowntrees' batsmen then fared badly against an attack spearheaded by Hutchinson's 4-14 and crawled to a draw at 82-8.

Ian Bews had a fine game for Dringhouses but was unable to prevent a Studley Royal victory. The spinner claimed 7-23 as Studley collapsed to 148 all out after Andy Mackle 60 and Chris Scratchard 33 had seen them to 101-1. Rob Mackle then caused havoc in taking 5-17 with sole resistance coming from Bews who made an unbeaten 25 in his side's total of 94 all out.

Stamford Bridge met old East Yorkshire rivals Bridlington and came back from the coast with the better of a draw.

Dave King made 37 and Nick Porteous 26no in a modest Bridge score of 141-9. The Bridlington batsmen then struggled on their first experience of their newly laid square and could only muster 75-8 as Peter Aconley took 5-15 and Mark Fairweather 3-17. Only Glen McHale, who made 30, came to terms with the conditions.

Scarborough's Gary Pickup hit an unbeaten 117 after seeing Mark Welford fall for 55 against Harrogate. R Brooke then made 43no as Scarborough posted a total of 224-1 against their old rivals.

Harrogate's batsmen then failed to mount any sort of response as J Ruecroft 3-29 and Luke van Kempen, who took 3-9 in eight overs, had them all out for 92.

Updated: 11:34 Monday, May 03, 2004