SESSAY and Sheriff Hutton Bridge maintained 100 per cent records in Pilmoor Evening Cricket League division one after beating Newburgh and Easingwold respectively.

Sessay's victory came in a thriller which swung both ways, while SHB's was more comfortable.

Matthew Wass and Naveen Kavikara each made 31 and Mark Jackson added 50 to take Sessay to 146-5, with Tommy Banks taking 2-38 for a Newburgh team in their first competitive match of the season.

Newburgh’s reply began well with Banks looking in good form before he was caught for 23, while Mark Mierzwinski and James Banks took the score to three figures in the 13th of 18 overs.

The next three overs also yielded 30 runs as Newburgh looked to be firm favourites, but crucially they lost wickets at vital times, James Banks being run out for 50.

Nine runs were needed from the last over. Opener Mark Mierzwinski was restricted to a single from the first two deliveries but Luke Ramsay boosted Newburgh hopes with a boundary from the third. A dot ball followed, Ramsay was run out going for a second run off the fifth, and a dot ball concluded proceedings - Newburgh closing three runs short of victory.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge won comfortably at Easingwold. Dulash Udayanga (56), Harry Sutcliffe (35) and Rob Stevens (38) took them to 176-7, Zac Wilson (2-30), S Khazi (2-40) and Ollie Tanner-Smith (2-35) all having some reward.

Kyle Waite made 52 in reply, but Easingwold closed well short on 97-4.

The outstanding individual performance of the evening went unrewarded at Dringhouses.

Helperby posted 169-5 against the understrength hosts, Dan Marston making 72 and Chris Morrison 53 not out while Lewis Rennison took 2-30.

Andrew Kenyon led the reply with an outstanding unbeaten 114, which included eight sixes, but Dringhouses closed

10 runs behind on 159-2. Kenyon had support from Gary Wilson (24) while Dan Marston took 2-30.

In division two, the two early leaders met at Thirsk, where the hosts beat Raskelf to maintain their wining start.

Raskelf made 80-6, based largely on 36 not out from A Snowball, Sean Richardson taking 3-10 for the hosts.

Ben Collinson (50 retired) led the reply and, while Raskelf made inroads through Toby Baker (2-18) and Lindon Giuffrida (2-18), Thirsk took the points at 82-5 with more than four overs in hand.

Sheriff Hutton remained unbeaten and took over second place when seeing off Alne.

Joe Schofield made 27 as Sheriff reached 102-6, R Raper claiming 4-20.

Alne's reply struggled against Josh Moate (3-4) and Richard Ainley (2-16) and closed on 72-9.

Crayke's openers starred as they beat Rowntrees & Huntington for a first win of term.

Dave Ward (28) and J Nightingale (32) helped R&H post 105-6, youngsters Charlie Wentworth (2-17) and Ollie Levin (2-19) keeping the visitors in check.

The experience of Graeme Dawson (52 ret) and the youth of George Pears (42no) then took Crayke to a 10-wicket vicory with three overs in hand.