Division 1

YORK slipped closer to the relegation zone in the Foss Evening League first division after a dramatic last-ball defeat against fellow strugglers Yapham.

The Clifton Park side posted 107-5 with Tom Forsdike finishing unbeaten on 50 which he reached off the last ball of the innings.

Two early wickets for Tom Spearman boosted York, who put in a great fielding display led by Toby Atkin. Chris Burns also took 4-20 as no Yapham batsman could get going.

However, with extras being top scorer on 22, the villagers required just one run off the final delivery which was despatched over the ropes by Alex Nattress to give Yapham a fighting chance to avoid the drop with Wellington.

Bubwith went to Wellington needing a win to get back on track and they batted like a side with a point to prove.

Mark Holmes caned the bowlers with an unbeaten 102 off 60 balls, reaching his century off the final delivery of the innings.

Freddie Collins, who was stumped off Graeme Byrne for 37, and Elliot Precious (35) gave support as Bubwith made a massive 205.

Wellington’s batters struggled early on against the frugal bowling of Precious and James Knibb and were never really in the hunt.

They got to 127 from 20 overs mainly thanks to Sal Sayed (51). Spinner Robert Joy (2-1) and Jonny Lister (2-6) were the bowling bright lights for Bubwith.

Despite the win, Bubwith lost top spot to Osbaldwick.

Both sides have 28 points but Osso went to the head of the table by virtue of having more away wins, the latest coming at Dunnington Academy.

After Adam Dyson was out for a three-ball duck, Dunnington brothers Alex Wilson (39) and George Wilson (54) put on 83. Wickets began to fall quickly as the Academy slipped from 127-4 to 129-6. Tom Young (3-17) got the last three including an lbw with the last ball of the innings which closed on 140-7 from 20 overs.

The three Hattee brothers knocked off the runs between them with only one extra.

Matty Hattee was out for 33 after being caught by Josh Tattersall with the score on 66. Mike Hattee thrashed 91 not out off 60 balls with 10 fours and a couple of sixes and James Hattee finished with 17 not out as Osbaldwick won in 17.4 overs.

Heworth beat Woodhouse Grange at Elm Park Way in the last over.

A great opening spell from Tom Francis (2-8) restricted the Woodhouse batsmen early on to put them behind the rate of a par score. After eight overs they only had 13 runs on the board. A patient innings from Dan Durkin (55) took Grange to 96-7 at the close.

Several Heworth batsmen chipped in with runs, Will Rymer (26) top scoring, but some tight overs from Steve Burdett (2-21) ensured it went down to the last over. One run was required and Tom Neal dispatched the ball to the boundary to ensure Heworth win.

Division 2

BARMBY Moor took over the leadership of division two in emphatic fashion.

While they defeated Woodhouse Grange Academy by eight wickets, previous table-toppers Middleton & North Dalton were surprisingly beaten by Aviva Vikings.

Harry Cooper top scored with 25 for Woodhouse in a modest total of 109-8, Harry Shipley taking three wickets.

Barmby Moor knocked the runs off for the loss of two wickets with six overs to spare. Tom Stubley struck an unbeaten 46 and Dan Simpson 40.

Aviva beat M&ND after a strong batting display saw them post 119 in 16 overs.

Making their Foss League debuts, Javid Khan (44) and Gulab Sher Khan (15) enjoyed a 44-run opening stand. But their charge was halted in dramatic fashion by left-arm spinner Jack Riby, who recorded remarkable figures of 8-26 from 3.1 overs - the best analysis by a Foss bowler this summer.

Middleton’s reply looked on course at 56-0 after eight overs with Shaun Tate (23) and Ricky Woodmansey (28) in full flow, but spinner Kanhu Charan Patnayak (3-29), Aviva’s acting captain, earned the visitors their first breakthrough.

With 30 runs required from the last two overs, a brilliant single-handed catch by Javed Khan, jumping high at the edge of the boundary, finally turned the match in favour of the Vikings. Middleton finished at 103-5 as Vikings won by 16 runs.

Division 3

THIXENDALE secured the division three title by emphatically beating closest rivals Pocklington by 93 runs.

There was little hint of the carnage to come as Dale began slowly at 18-2 after four overs with both openers perishing in successive balls to Ben Lister.

However, captain Alex Machen hit a brutal unbeaten 159, including 11 sixes, to elevate Thix to a massive 244-4 in their 20 overs, Cooper Barnes supporting with 22 not out.

Pocklington’s reply was led by Alex Downey, who got 53 before being bowled by Richard Walker. But they never got close to Dale’s huge total, Guy Scothern taking 3-18 from four overs.

That made in 10 wins from 10 games for Thixendale, who will be hoping to finish the season with a 100 per cent record while Pocklington are guaranteed to finish as runners-up.

Westow failed to close the gap on Pock by losing against Ovington.

Tom Cookson’s 68 from 34 balls helped set the tone for Ovington, as they raced to 108 from 10 overs. Matt Spooner combined with Cookson to add 97 for the second wicket, before the latter was caught. Joe Browning's quick-fire 32 from only 12 balls pushed Ovington to 168 from their 16 overs.

Westow were four wickets down after only six overs, with only Jacob Stephenson (50) offering any real resistance before he was bowled by Jack Walmsley. Nathan Pratt chipped in with a useful 20, but the home side fell short by 52 runs.

Heworth Colts set Heslington Centurions a tall order of 162 to win. Heworth’s openers both batted well, dispatching the bowling to all parts of the Outgang with skipper Will Etty scoring 67 and Reece Pearn 30 in a stand of 70.

James Reynolds was the pick of the home bowlers with 3-16 while Alfie Oliver made 23.

Heslington captain Richard Wells and Pankaj Saini kept up with the required run-rate of eight-plus an over for the first 10 overs until Wells fell for 30.

Saini continued his assault on the bowling to make a well-crafted 86 before falling to a good catch off Etty’s bowling.

It was left to Will Phelps (27) and Reynolds to see Heslington home by eight wickets with an over to spare.

Division 4

BOLTON Percy knocked Londesborough Park off the top of division four by dominating their game against Copmanthorpe from start to finish.

Cop were left reeling at 8-4 thanks to a fiery opening spell by Ian Holmes (3-7). Holmes was well supported by Jacob Green, who bowled five overs for just 12 runs while also picking up a wicket.

Nick Dale and Dominic Hoggarth (32) provided some stability to Copmanthorpe’s innings, putting on an 80 for the fifth wicket, before Hoggarth fell to Tom Anderson (3-19). Dale went shortly afterwards for a spirited 47 and the rest of Cop’s tail struggled against Anderson’s pace as they closed on a below-par 104-8.

Bolton Percy knocked the total off in just 9.5 overs as Copmanthorpe’s bowlers came in for some brutal punishment as both openers Matt Howden and Matt Riley scored an unbeaten 50.

Stockton & Hopgrove kept their promotion hopes alive with a landslide victory against Aviva Vikings to also leapfrog Londesborough in the table, although Londesborough have a game in hand.

Stockton’s opening pair of Jamie Kerrison (58) and Rob Cockerill (48) made the most of a perfect batting surface, scoring a rapid 106 between them from 10 overs before the partnership was broken with the score on 117.

The Vikings slowed the run-rate thanks to Jamie Pickles (3-40) but Stockton were still able to rattle up a challenging 165-4 from 20 overs.

Aviva’s batsmen could not cope with Matt Bradshaw, who rapidly dispatched the top five for just 24 runs from his five overs to effectively end the game as a contest.

Even with the last pair valiantly scoring 39 runs, Aviva were all out for 75, Alistair Rutter top scoring with 26.