Division one

OSBALDWICK maintained the pressure on Foss Evening League division one leaders Bubwith with an impressive win against Heworth.

The Elm Park Way side lost Kewell Ford early on and tight bowling by Dan Ellwood and Andy Horner saw them scoring at a slow rate.

Wickets began to fall as young leg-spinner James Jacques (3-13) and Alex Rippon (2-27) struck. An excellent 58 from 37 balls from Tony Hodgson ensured Heworth reached a respectable 123-8 from 20 overs.

Osbaldwick reached the halfway point in their innings at 68 without loss thanks to a classy innings from Mike Hattee. He was eventually bowled for 76 from 51 deliveries but Tom Young (26no) and Sam Thompson finished the job off with 4.5 overs to spare.

Bubwith bounced back from their previous week’s defeat by beating Yapham. Jack Holman (37) batted well for Yapham early on but the innings crumbled to 95 all out against some excellent bowling from Bubwith skipper Simon Holder (5-11).

Bubwith’s openers were quickly removed but Elliot Precious (34) with good support from Mark Holmes (21) and Houlder (20) saw the hosts to a three-wicket victory with five overs to spare.

Matt Ainley and Dan Durkin enjoyed a half-century opening partnership for Woodhouse Grange against Dunnington Academy before Ainley (35) was caught on the boundary by Harrison Mussell off Jordan Richardson’s bowling. Dan Durkin (67no) and Luke Bailey (22no) added a further 79 as Grange closed on 130-1 from 18 overs.

Academy captain Jack Spofforth and Adam Dyson restored order with some great running between the wickets to regain the momentum and knocked off the remaining runs with an over and a half to spare. Spofforth finished unbeaten on 36 and Dyson on 46 not out.

Division two

BISHOP Wilton looked to be on track for a challenging score against Woodhouse Grange Academy in division two before sliding to a below-par 108-4.

Some excellent fielding from Harry Jackson dismissed the dangerous Joe Moore for 12. Louis Sangwin and Matthew Jones then propelled the visitors forward with a quick 46-run partnership, which was ended when Sangwin was bowled for 33. This put visiting Bishop Wilton in a strong position at 73-2 after 11 overs. However, after economic bowling from the Tingle brothers, Dan and Josh, the innings faded.

Ted Baty and Arlo Miller set about in an aggressive manner to try and knock the runs off. With the help of a rapid outfield, Baty raced to 26, before becoming the victim of a great boundary catch by Harry Jones. It took the dismissals of Arlo Miller (17) and Harry Cooper (12) to reinvigorate the Bishops. At 71-3 after 12 overs they were still in with a chance but big-hitting Harry Jackson, whose unbeaten 32 including five fours and a six put the game to bed. Supported by Dan Tingle’s steady 17 not out, the two young batsmen saw Grange home with seven wickets and 3.2 overs to spare.

Dan Simpson (60) led Barmby Moor’s victory charge against Tang Hall Tigers. The York-based side totalled 120 but Simpson and fellow opener Gareth Dexter (28) soon ate into the total, leaving Steve Erwin and Pete Massey to complete an eight-wicket win.

Division three

GUY SCOTHERN’S brilliant opening spell of 3-18 rattled Westow to put Thixendale in a good position in division three. However, Andy Philips (30) and Alistair Fothergill (39) fought back well to take Westow to 131-6 off 18 overs.

In response, Thixendale put Westow to the sword after seeing off good early bursts from Nathan Pratt and Will Hughes. Jonty Gillingham smashed some big hits to take Thix to 51-5 off only four overs. Joe Robinson then came in to power to his 50 in just 18 balls. He ended on 65 not out and was well supported by Nigel French’s unbeaten 23 as Thixendale needed only 10 overs to reach 135-5 to make it nine wins from nine games.

Stillingfleet, batting first against Heworth Colts, got out of the blocks quickly, reaching 76 off 10 overs with openers Phil Johnson (46) and Pete Corfield (22) finding the boundary regularly. Heworth pulled it back with Isaac Clarke taking a career-best 4-9 as nine-man Fleet closed on 116-7. Alex Stone also bowled well, his 1-12 coming from nine overs.

Heworth’s batsmen rode their luck to take advantage of four dropped catches to win the match with a single ball to spare, having needed 21 from the last two overs. Dan Davison (53no) and Ryan Whitley (50no) both scored their first half-centuries of the season to beat the Colts over the line.

Pocklington got off to a good start against Ovington with openers Alex Downey (32) and Dan Littlewood (59no) setting a great platform before Sam Shipley (66) blasted it to all parts to lift Pock to 179-2 from 20 overs.

In reply, Ovington got off to a great start with Stefan Littlewood (76) and fellow opener Sam Dixon (46) helping themselves to a 50-run partnership in only six overs. The Pocklington bowling attack failed to make a breakthrough until the 14th over when Littlewood was stumped by Shipley. His blazing innings of 84 included 10 fours and a six. Dixon finish unbeaten on 46, but the home side fell 23 runs short of victory.

Division four

STAMFORD Bridge produced their best performance of the division four season so far as they beat leaders Londesborough Park by nine wickets.

Londesborough batted first with a changed batting order and posted a below-par 109-7 from their 20 overs, Phil Jennings making 35. All of the Stamford bowlers bowled a tight line and they were backed up by some excellent work in the field. Ollie Pimlott (45) and Taylor Stanton (36no) ensured that Bridge knocked off the runs in the 17th over for the loss of just one wicket.

Stockton & Hopgrove gained a convincing win over Copmanthorpe. The prolific Jamie Kerrison (44) set the early pace backed up by Rob Cockerill, who plays his weekend cricket at Cop. After Kerrison’s departure, bowled by Alistair Byers, Cockerill ran riot, smashing five maximums and eight boundaries in an unbeaten 97 as S&H closed on 156-3.

Copmanthorpe’s openers started brightly, buoyed by their run chase the previous week, as 15 was taken from Dan Fairclough’s first over. However both Fairclough (3-16) and Matt Bradshaw (3-21) found their line as they ripped out Copmanthorpe’s top batting order leaving them at 36-6.The steadying influence of veteran Roy Atkinson (23no) brought some respectability to Copmanthorpe’s total but spinner Pubudu Dasanayaka (3-14) was too much for Cop’s lower order and the innings slipped to 83-9 at stumps.

Eight-man Aviva Vikings II were thumped by Bolton Percy by nine wickets at North Road. Other than Suleman Amine (41) none of the other batsmen managed any significant contribution for the Vikings. Thanks to good fielding and bowling by Sammy Clews (2-23) and spinner Tom Atkinson (3-10) Aviva were bowled out for 69. Matty Howden (24) and Jake Green took advantage of the quick outfield to make short work of the total which was passed with 12 overs to spare.

* ALL Foss Evening League matches tonight have been postponed due to England's FIFA World Cup semi-final. They are rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 8.