MYLIFE Sunuwar and Raja Thapa wreaked havoc with the ball to earn Ovington a first win in this season’s HPH York Vale League.

Title-hopefuls Kelfield were defeated in the first-division contest after Ovington posted a decent 187-9 from their 40 overs with James Harrod (46), Liam Herringshaw (36) and Harry Buckley (42) all getting among the runs, despite the efforts of Matt Walker, who took 4-19 in his second spell to bag 5-44, along with two catches.

With the reply 46-1 after five overs, Kelfield were then pegged back when Sunuwar - whose first five overs had cost 43 runs - returned and wickets began to fall.

From 158-4, Kelfield’s last six wickets subsequently fell for 19 in seven dramatic overs with Sunuwar’s 4-56 and Thapa’s 3-32 sealing a narrow ten-run win for the hosts.

Clifton Alliance continued their winning run with an eight-wicket turnover of Yapham. Ali Wray (45) and Matt Phillips (52no) were in the runs for Alliance with Mat Mellor bagging four wickets.

Stockton & Hopgrove’s winning start to the season was halted by an in-form Thixendale, losing by 32 runs after chasing Dale’s first-innings 201.

Runs from Fred Smyth (38), Nigel French (60no) and Ben Brown (22) were backed by strong bowling performances from all the Dale bowlers, with Richard Walker (3-29) and Tom Brader (3-52) finishing with the best figures.

South Cave & Brantingham (224-6) overhauled Askham Bryan’s 223-7, with Anuj Bahl (64no) anchoring the successful run chase.

A feature of Burn’s 78-run victory over Melbourne (67) was keeper Norman Elliott snaffling five Melbourne victims behind the stumps.

Matt Beevers was the only Melbourne bat to reach double figures, as his team were all out for 67.

Division two leaders Dunnington were humbled by Ben Johnson whose Kalpesh Maheshwari (7-16) turned the game on its head, setting the platform for his sides ten-wicket victory after helping set a modest target of 49 all out.

In another low-scoring game, Hirst Courtney’s 97-4 was enough to end Hemingbrough’s winning run. Brough were 96 all out, with Sam Dunn (5-18 and 48) starring for Hirst. An impressive 40 of Dunn’s runs came from boundaries, including two sixes.

There were runs aplenty in Sessay’s first victory following promotion.

A third-wicket unbeaten stand of 232 between Tom Reid (134no) and Andrew Dawson (94no) inspired a formidable innings of 261.

Wheldrake’s promising start came unstuck with Dawson (4-42) also in the wickets, together with a standout 3-15 from 14-year-old George de Boulay in his first game of the season on return from injury.

Runs also flowed freely for Pocklington as Clifton Alliance were all out 100 runs short of their 237-1 total. Opener and skipper Liam Serginson (130no) carried his bat for Pock to hit an unbeaten maiden century.

Des Healey’s 5-14 helped Stamford Bridge pass under-par Thorpe Willoughby’s 100 haul for the loss of four wickets.

Bishopthorpe (156-7) ran out winners in their bottom-of-the-table fixture at home to Heslington (100) in division three.

Burn (90-3) continued their winning ways against Stamford Bridge (86), with Bolton Percy (36) losing again against Thorpe Willoughby (39-4), whose Lewis Smith (3-7) returned impressive figures.

Pocklington (130) fell short in their run chase against Selby (157-7) whose James Dugher hit nine fours in an unbeaten 48.

Press Player of the Week: Pocklington skipper and opener Liam Serginson for his unbeaten maiden century, scoring 130 not out.