Division 1

YAPHAM emerged victorious in the battle of the basement clubs by beating bottom side Wellington in division one of the Foss Evening Cricket League.

Jack Holman smashed 101 after being dropped on the second ball of the game.

He went on to find boundaries regularly and, supported by Sam Noble (37) in a stand of 128, he helped his side total 156-7. Bobby Warrington (3-31) was the pick of the bowlers.

Wellington lost early wickets with Jed Val (3-19) striking with his first ball - thus completing an unusual hat-trick having finished the previous game with two wickets in the two balls. Dave Shonks and Ben Lodge (39) and Dave Shanks (26) showed some resilience but Wellington fell 22 runs short.

Woodhouse Grange player Mike Hattee guested for Osbaldwick and condemned his parent club to defeat.

A weakend Grange side relied on Ben Burdett (46no) and Jonty Atkinson (31) to get them to 115-6. The wickets were spread around with Andy Horner, Charlie Marshall and Alex Rippon being particularly economical.

Osbaldwick started strongly and didn’t lose a wicket until the 11th over when Hattee fell for 51 to Dan Durkin. Lewis Sansome continued his impressive Foss statistics to ensure he finished unbeaten on 43. With the help of Hattee’s younger brother James (21no) , Osbaldwick Ocelots knocked off the total with 12 balls to spare and nine wickets in hand.

Lee Ford took a hat-trick for Heworth who saw off Dunnington Academy by 28 runs. Batting first, Heworth got off to a good start with opener Jack Wilkinson scoring an unbeaten 50.

All the rest chipped in with runs despite no one making a big score as the Elm Park Way side finished on 104-9. Adam Dyson and Dom Burnett both finished with 2-25 but the standout bowler was Sam Tattersall who claimed an all-bowled 4-25.

Dunnington got off to a quick start with Harrison Mussell moving quickly to 20. But after Alex Bell (2-23) made the initial breakthrough, Ford (3-18) changed the game in his third over with his first career hat-trick to reduce the Academy to 34-4. Heworth’s change bowlers continued the flow of wickets with Alex Stone (2-6) bowling a great spell and Phil Holland taking 2-5 as Dunnington were bowled out for 76 in 15.3 overs.

York conceded their game at leaders Bubwith.

Division 2

AVIVA Vikings missed out on top spot after slipping to a surprise defeat against Dunnington Colts at the University of York.

With leaders North Dalton & Middleton not playing, the Vikings had the opportunity to take over the leadership of the division but were put on the back foot from the start. A Dunnington opening partnership of 66 between Harry Griffiths (49) and James Crichton (26) laid foundation for 109-6. A strong Aviva bowling attack was led by Anyat Akhan (3-9).

Sankara anchored the Aviva innings with a solid 34 not out, but an outstanding boundary catch by Griffiths dismissed the powerful Qudrat Azizi for just 18 and set the tone for a good fielding performance. Three run outs supported by Jordan Richardson with 3-13 and Harry Claxton (3-21) helped dismiss the home team for 102 to earn the Colts a seven-run win.

Barmby Moor maintained the pressure on the top two by beating Bishop Wilton by five wickets.

The Bishops were bowled out for 82 with 13-year-old Flynn Sangwin top scoring with 21 not out and skipper Joe Moore scoring 21. Moor seven-strong attack was led by young Charlie Cameron with 3-26.

Barmby Moor started in a sluggish manner, losing both openers cheaply before sliding to 20-4 with Will Cardy (3-15) proving a handful. Pete Massie (29) and Gareth Dexter (20) batted sensibly to get them over the line with two overs remaining.

Tang Hall Tigers were put into bat by Woodhouse Grange Academy in the bottom of the table clash and posted a below average score of 74-6 off their 18 overs. Only Tom Hewer (16) and John Flint (15) made runs of note. The wickets were spread between five of the bowlers, Holly Cooper picking 2-19 in her four overs, while Freddie Bowers took 1-19 and Joe Britain 1-7 in their four overs. Archie Hobson gave a superb fielding display at mid-wicket.

Woodhouse lost Dan Tingle early on to a great catch by Gary Chadwick but Harry Cooper scored a quick 30 not out in the company of Josh Matthews (26no) as Grange eased to an eight-wicket win in only 11 overs. The highlight of the second innings was a spectacular diving catch by Ben Pearson.

Division 3

LEADERS Thixendale started badly against Ovington, losing Joe Robinson to the second ball of the innings bowled by Dom Everard for his fifth duck of the season. Captain Alex Machen fell for 99 for the second year running at Ovington’s Little Knavesmire ground. Charlie Buckley removed Machen in the 11th over but cameos from Doug Bentley (18) and Nigel French (11) saw Thixendale through to152-4 from 18 overs.

Thixendale’s bowling attack was led by teenagers Guy and Luke Scothern, who bowled tightly for a wicket apiece. With Cooper Barnes taking 2-12, it left Ovington with a lot to do. Despite courageous batting from Charlie Buckley, who was run out for 41, the York-based side closed on 92-6 leaving Thixendale winners by 60 runs.

Stillingfleet got out of the blocks quickly against Heslington Centurions with two sixes in the first over and never eased off. Phil Johnson (33) and Rob Murray (41no) offered quick-scoring support to opener Chris Walker, who batted through for an unbeaten 79.

Heslington, chasing 169-2, were on track until change bowlers, Chris Woodfine (3-32) and Ryan Lorryman, (2-15) removed the entire middle order to end Heslington’s chances. The Centurions closed on 125-7, Pankaj Saini top scoring with 33.

Pocklington proved far too strong for Westow, scoring142-9 in 20 overs with the main contributions coming from Sam Shipley (45) and Ben Thompson (26). Westow were always behind the rate before being bowled out for 80 despite a battling 47 from Matthew Shipley (47).

Division 4

STOCKTON & Hopgrove set Bolton Percy a large target of 166-4 thanks to some brilliant opening batting from in-form Jamie Kerrison. His 86 included four sixes and 11 fours before being caught on the boundary. He was well supported by Rob Cockerill (38) in a partnership of 116. Tom Anderson took 3-34 in BP’s effort to restrict Stockton to below 200.

Bolton Percy lost two early wickets but a 149-run partnership between Matthew Howden and Jacob Green looked like taking them to victory. However, Howden was run out on the last ball of the penultimate over for a brilliant 101with 10 still needed. BP could only manage six runs from the final over leaving Stockton winners by three runs and Green unbeaten on 47.

Two early wickets for Adam Mosley put Aviva Vikings second string on the back foot early on until Unis Ur Rahman came to the crease. He hit nine fours and three sixes in a quickfire 69. No other Vikings player got above 14 with Mosley (2-22) and Jonah Rolls (2-34) being the most effective Copmanthorpe bowlers as the Vikings closed on 124-7.

After the loss of opener Matt Oakes for eight from a run out, Matt Morton and Phil Daneshyar came together putting on 58 for the second wicket before Daneshyar was caught for 29. Morton reached 50 before being caught so it was left to Rob Rolls (16no) and Patrick Solich (9 no) to see Copmanthorpe over the line with a couple of overs to go. Rahman completed a fine individual performance for the ten-man Vikings with 2-26.