STAMFORD Bridge are top of the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North after they ended Scarborough’s unbeaten start to the season with a 34-run victory at North Marine Road.

After the visitors lost Will Rhodes to the first ball of the match, Kyle Waite (47) and Zac Keune (35) put on 60 for the second wicket.

Waite added a further 54 with James Keast for the fourth wicket, but thereafter wickets fell on a regular basis – Matthew Pillans (3-37) and Linden Gray (3-38) finishing with three each as the visitors closed on 195-9.

Openers Sam Drury (41) and Casey Rudd (40) gave the hosts a strong start but they lost their way and the last seven wickets added only 59 runs. Keast was the pick of the bowlers with 4-32 alongside Jonny Rawsthorne’s who took 3-36.

Andrew Bilton top scored with 86 for Woodhouse Grange as they built on their impressive performance against York with a comfortable six-wicket victory over Harrogate at Sandhill Lane.

Ross Sedgley (55) and Harry Stothard (50) shared a fourth wicket stand of 96, which followed 39 from opener Alex Twigg.

Three wickets in as many overs from Chris Suddaby (3-16) stifled the innings late on, leaving the home side chasing 208 to win.

Despite three wickets from Tom Geeson-Brown (3-43), a partnership of 113 between the Bilton brothers paved the way for victory with half a dozen overs to spare.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge collected their first win of the season in a rain-affected game at home to Sessay.

Set a revised target of 121 from 38 overs, the hosts romped home with 14 overs to spare, thanks largely to an opening stand worth 78 between Louis Foxton (30) and his captain Adam Fisher (39).

Earlier in the day the hosts had struggled against some tight bowling, Mark Jackson the top scorer with 19 as all five ‘Bridge bowlers enjoyed success in a meagre total of 109-7.

Dunnington have surpassed their previous performance in the competition – when they managed a solitary victory in 2017 – as they made it two wins from their opening three games, beating Beverley Town at home by 31 runs.

Mark Clarkson’s partnership with George Drury (56) accounted for 119 of their side’s total of 171-7.

In fact, they were the only two batsmen to reach double figures, Clarkson finishing unbeaten on 77 as Thomas Haytack (3-53) and Gregory Whyley (3-45) picked up three wickets apiece.

Most of the Town top order got a start but none were able to take advantage and, when Luke Kilby (4-46) took out the middle order, they were left hanging on with the last-wicket pair salvaging two points for the visitors.

It was a frustrating afternoon for both Oliver Batchelor and York at Savile Park.

The opener was out three runs short of a century and no play was possible after tea, leaving the reigning champions still searching for a first win.

Three wickets from Castleford’s Liam Hyde (3-52) helped peg back the visitors for who Tom Brooks scored a quick-fire 33 off 22 balls in a total of 209-7 before rain forced a premature end to the match.

For the third time in four matches Yorkshire Academy lost out to the weather as rain once again prevented any chance of a positive result.

On this latest occasion only two overs were possible against Clifton Alliance at Weetwood. It brings to eight the number of uncompleted games so far this season, which is only two less than the entire total lost in 2018.