CHAMPIONS Osbaldwick began the defence of their Foss Evening League crown badly - losing heavily to Middleton & North Dalton.

Osso were bowled out for just 48 in 14 overs, with Sam Ullyott (4-0-18-3) and Mike Anderson (3-0-4-4) putting on an excellent display with the ball.

M&ND reached their target in 9.3 overs for the loss of two wickets on the way to their 8-wicket victory, with a final total of 49-2 off 9.3 overs.

Bubwith, runners-up last year, got off to a good start at Barmby Moor.

After electing to bat, Bubwith totalled 137-6, thanks chiefly to Freddie Collins who hit 66 off 47 balls, including four sixes. Shipley (4-0-17-3) did his best to keep them in check.

Barmby were bowled out for 74 off 15.5 overs in reply, James Knibb (2-0-7-3) helping to remove the top order.

The game between Heworth and Woodhouse Grange proved exciting.

Woodhouse posted 107-6 off 16 overs. Some of the top order didn’t open their accounts as they had hoped but Matthew Shepherdm with 39 off 35 balls, help drive up the runs.

It was a similar story for Heworth but an unbeaten 56 from Chris Barratt helped steer them to a score of 108-6 off 16 overs. Archie Hobson took 3-20 off his four overs.

Division Two

Ben Brown began the division two season is super style for Thixendale - taking a hat-trick in victory over York.

Team-mate Will Megginson shone, too, taking a remarkable 5-10 off just 1.3 overs as York CC were bowled out for 59 off 10.3.

Thix had earlier posted 127-9, with Walgate (29) and Alex Machen (42) batting well. Tom Forsdyke (3-0-19-3) and Alex Wood (2-0-9-3) ended with decent figures.

Both Wellington openers carried their bats against Pocklington, Buddy scoring 54 and R Exley 62, as they totalled 123-0 off their 18 overs.

Pock gave good chase and won with one over and five wickets to spare.

The game at Bishop Wilton was low-scoring. Visitors Westow could post only 57-7 in their 16 overs, with the wickets, shared around, including a caught and bowled by Benjamin Ager.

Wilton also faced a difficult start, especially against Jack Bagshaw (4-1-11-3), but managed to reach 59-5 off 14 overs.

Dunnington got off to a strong start against Woodhouse Grange.

Harry Paver made 34 and Harry Griffiths 39, with Harry Jackson taking a wicket and two catches, as Dunnington posted 100-6.

Ted Baty and Dan Tingle (28) gave Grange a good start in reply but they finished on 78-8, Ed Millington (4-0-24-3) and William Rich (4-1-19-3) being the pick of the Dunnington bowlers.

Division Three

Heslington made an early breakthrough against Stamford Bridge but a competent 57 off 42 balls by Paul Milner helped steer Stamford to 105-5.

In response, William Phelps and Lewis Wrathall both scored 38 but Heslington finished on 94-5.

The match between Bolton Percy and Heworth was tight.

Heworth made 89-8, aided by 29 for Will Etty. Ed Noble (2-0-9-3) did the damage to the middle order.

Bolton Percy got over the line with five wickets down thanks to James Mills' unbeaten 45, despite fine figures of 4-1-10-3 for Ben Morritt.

Tang Hall Tigers were skittled for 49 by Londesborough Park's Lucas Stephenson (4-0-15-3) and James Beevers (2-0-7-3). They had been set a target of 105-6, Adam Kirby having taken 3-22 for Tang Hall while Tom Jennings made 25 before being caught out.

Division Four

The highest total of the evening was posted in division four by Ovington against Wheldrake - with 147-2.

Thomas Cookson hit an unbeaten 58, enjoying a long partnership with Joe Browning (57).

Wheldrake lost a wicket with the first ball of the innings but rallied through Sissons (29) and Skaith (35). They finished on 128-5.

Stockton & Hopgrove bowled Copmanthorpe out for 68 thanks to A Rathuayake (4-1-7-3) and Matt Bradshaw (4-1-16-3).

In their winning reply, S&H enjoyed a good opening partnership through Rob Cockerill (33 not out) and Jamie Kerrison (28), the latter being bowled by Adam Mosley (3-0-14-3).

Asgard Vikings conceded the fixture at Kelfield.