Division 1

OSBALDWICK maintained the pressure on Foss Evening League division one leaders Bubwith with a comfortable win against Dunnington Academy.

Jonny Rawsthorne (73) and Tom Young (38) enjoyed an opening partnership of 70 off six overs for Osso before Young was bowled by Jay Snowden (2-24).

Rawsthorne was the last man out, caught at long-on by Jack Spofforth off Sam Tattersall, his side totalling 168-4 from 18 overs with Matt Hattee unbeaten on 22.

Dunnington made a good start to their reply until Andy Horner made the breakthrough by bowling Harrison Mussell for 15. Luke Kilby (35) and Spofforth (34) added 62 but tight overs from Young (2-22) and young leg-spinner James Jacques (3-14) changed the game. They dismissed Kilby and Spofforth as six wickets fell for 22 runs, Dunnington closing on 124-8.

Bubwith had little difficulty in seeing off bottom side Wellington, who struggled to 94-5 from their allotted overs. Rich Exley was the only scorer of note with 42 not out. Elliott Precious and Richard Braithwaite both took an economical 1-12.

Freddie Collins (54no) and Wes Pears (24) soon put Bubwith in a commanding position and they walked to a nine-wicket victory in the 12th over, Salman Syed claiming the only wicket.

Woodhouse Grange’s bowlers gave a great display to dismiss Heworth for 95 in 17.2 overs.

Heworth started quickly with Sam Lingard (27) and Kewell Ford (31) finding the boundary with ease. The half-century partnership came up in only five overs before Chris Suddaby (3-7) and Mike Gilbank (3-20) started to slow the scoring taking the pace off the ball on a green wicket.

In the second innings the game swung a number of times before Tom Burdett (26) and J Atkinson (21no) helped to steer the home side to victory in 15 overs.

Division 2

MIDDLETON & North Dalton’s unbeaten run in division two came to an end at the hands of Aviva Vikings.

After a good start by Shaun Tate (40) and Ricky Woodmansey (31), the scoring rate was slowed by good late bowling and M&ND were restricted to 118-3. Qudrat Azizi (4-0-17-1) was the best of the Vikings bowlers.

Despite an early breakthrough by Rich Gibson, the Vikings' chase was always ahead of the rate and they reached their target in the last over thanks to Gul Fida Hussain (43) and Sohail Akram (44no). Harry Newlove (2-12) was Middleton’s most successful bowler.

The Vikings and M&ND are joint top with Barmby Moor, who beat Woodhouse Grange Academy.

Tom Stubley (60no), Pete Massie (32no) and Andy Mudd (31) were the mainstays of Moor’s competitive 147-2. Will Grewer and Sam Tennant were the pick of the Woodhouse bowlers, Grewer taking an outstanding catch off his own bowling.

The Woodhouse youngsters lost their openers cheaply but Josh Mathews' impressive 39 not out solidified the innings. More wickets fell before Ted Baty came in near the end and took Grange to 106-5. The standout performance with the ball was Charlie James, who took 3-25 off his four overs.

Batting first against Tang Hall Tigers, Bishop Wilton were indebted to Mike Newhouse (39) and Mike Kirby (27) for their 98-8. Gary Chadwick continued his rich vein of form for the Tigers with 4-14.

Tigers lost their openers early on before Jack Gabbatiss hit 42. Wilton looked in control, despite a late knock of 19 from youngster Harvey Baynes, and they held on to win by seven runs. Newhouse took three wickets to seal a man-of-the-match performance while wicketkeeper Kirby shone with a couple of stumpings and a catch.

Hemingbrough were unable to raise a team and conceded against Dunnington Colts.

Division 3

THIXENDALE beat Pocklington with two balls to spare to leapfrog them into top spot in division three.

All Pocklington’s batsman made double figures as they reached 110-5 with the main contributions coming from Ben Thompson (29) and Ben Stephenson (31no).

Young Guy Scothern set the tone for some restrictive bowling by the visitors with 1-16 from his four overs.

Pocklington reduced Thixendale to 8-2 then 21-3 before a 71-run partnership between Alex Machen (51) and Ben Jackson (21) left Thix needing 15 runs off five overs.

Two maidens by Chris Saltmer left them requiring 10 from the last over which was secured in spectacular fashion as Simon Walgate smashed a straight six to win the game.

Westow were in blistering form with the bat against Ovington, whose opening bowlers were given no quarter.

Openers Jacob Stephenson (45) and Nathan Pratt (52) set the tone and the innings was continued by Chris Inman (53), Matthew Shipley (35no) and Jacob Stephenson, who took 19 from one over before being run out by Ben Busby.

The big hitting catapulted the visitors to 195-2 from 18 overs – a target Ovington never looked like challenging.

Only Tom Irwin (35) shone in the reply before being run out. A late rally by vice-captain Busby (20no) saw the home side to 108-6.

Ted Hughes (2-18) and brother Will (2-35) were the pick of the Westow attack.

Solid batting at the top of the order meant Heslington Centurions kept the runs flowing steadily against 10-man Heworth Colts.

Will Phelps (38), Simon Dwyer (46) and Pankaj Saini (33) helped take their side to 132-6 from 18 overs. The brakes were put on towards the end with Ryan Whitley taking 4-7.

Heworth couldn't make a quick start in reply due to tight bowling from Oliver Scott and Saini, who finished with 4-31. Heworth threatened to get back into the contest via Whitley (22) and Will Etty (30) but excellent fielding and follow-up bowling from Chris Lowen (2-28) and Simon Dwyer (3-2) meant the home side came up short.

A feature of the Heworth innings was some gutsy batting by cricket novice Isaac Clarke, who scored 23.

Division 4

BOLTON Percy turned out a strong team at Copmanthorpe and were rewarded with a crushing victory.

Despite early wickets for Alistair Byers (2-34) and Phil Daneshyar, Cop's bowlers toiled against Jamie Mackie (94no from 50 balls) and Isaac Green (88no from 47 balls), who enjoyed a 178-run unbroken partnership as the visitors piled up 200-3 off 20 overs.

Matt Morton and Patrick Solich (28) started Copmanthorpe's reply brightly, taking 18 off the first two overs before Morton fell to Max Thomas.

Daneshyar provided a hard-hitting 34 but wickets fell at regular intervals and no other players got into double figures as they struggled against the pace of Tom Anderson (2-6). Jonny Pollick opened up by conceding only 11 runs from his three overs and Jacob Green returned 2-5 as Cop closed on 94-7, BP winning by 106 runs.

Bowlers dominated on a slow pitch as Stockton & Hopgrove beat Aviva Vikings II by seven wickets with the last ball of the match.

The Vikings were skittled for 65 as Stockton held a succession of catches. Kalum Perera had figures of 4-0-9-5,

Atullah Ranathyanake took 3-4 and Terry Ruane - bowling for the first time in more than 10 years - took a wicket with his fifth delivery to wrap up the innings.

Akash Panda top scored with a modest 16.

Stockton’s batsmen were also kept in check by tight bowling with even match-winner Rob Cockerill (28no) dropped three times from difficult chances.

Stockton needed seven to win from the last over and it boiled down to the last ball where Cockerill just managed to get home for the winning run before the stumps were broken.