SHERIFF Hutton Bridge CC may have started this year’s Yorkshire Premier League North campaign with four straight wins, but they are not getting carried away.

Bolstered by the arrival of new recruits, second-placed Bridge enjoyed a comprehensive six-wicket victory last week to end fellow high-fliers Scarborough’s winning start to term.

And captain Adam Fisher is aware there is quality in his side but, with a tricky run of fixtures to come, he does not want to tempt fate by showing his hand too early.

Saturday sees Bridge travel to Yorkshire Academy – who enjoyed a clear win at Acomb last week – before paying a visit on Monday to table-toppers York, who they host a fortnight after, either side of a trip to 2016 champions Harrogate.

Fisher has been away for the opening four fixtures but has been kept abreast of the team’s performances and will return for the Bank Holiday weekend where he hopes a good start will see them through.

He said: “It’s a really tough period of fixtures – it will be an interesting few weeks. But if we get a result on Saturday, it will give us confidence on Monday.

“We’ve now got more strength in depth, but Yorkshire Academy always have tons of talent. They are tough to play, especially away.

“And York have started like a train.

“It’s been a good start from us, we’ve been competitive against good sides – we’re really happy so far.

“Scarborough have started the season really well, but we put in a good bowling performance and kept them under pressure.

“We’re really happy with how Dulash (Udayanga) has played so far. His 73 guided us to the win. Tommy Hudson has done really well too – it’s nice to see the new guys settling in.

“We’ve also brought in my brother, Matthew, from Yorkshire. We didn’t expect him to be playing for us, but we’ve got him due to his injury. It’s a pleasant surprise, and he brings useful experience.”

Fisher chuckled nervously when talking about whether his team could mount a title challenge and said: “There are some good teams in the league but, if we can keep availability of players, I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t be competitive.

“But I wouldn’t like to pin my hopes down as there are also teams with experience of winning this league.

“I think we have got potential and it’s up to the guys to prove that, but there’s a long way to go in the season.”

Clifton Alliance tomorrow visit Stamford Bridge, who were bowled out 117 runs short at York last week and could drop below their seventh-placed visitors with defeat.

Alliance, meanwhile, notched their first home win for 12 months last week as they reached their target of 233 against Driffield with five balls to spare.

Stamford Bridge then host Driffield on Monday while Alliance travel to bottom side Acomb.

Tomorrow, Sessay host Scarborough, who will be looking to get back to winning ways, before visiting Yorkshire Academy on Monday.

Sessay earned four points in a losing draw last week as they hung onto their 10th wicket at Castleford.