WILL Axup’s unbeaten 38 saw Bubwith extend their lead at the top of the Foss Evening League’s first division.

Following visitors Asgard Vikings’ 94-7 off 18 overs, the table-toppers looked in trouble at 51-5 but, coming in at number six, Axup applied the pressure and no further wickets were lost as victory was secured with ten balls remaining.

Opener Naeem Lodhi has earlier top-scored with 34 for Vikings.

Middleton/North Dalton remain in close pursuit after a home win against Heworth, who were bowled out for 82 in 15 overs with some great figures for Laura Connor (4-0-23-2), Rich Gibson (4-0-16-3) and Jack Conner (3-0-6-3).

The hosts went on to seal victory with 85-5 from 17.5 overs.

Yapham remain win-less after losing at Barmby Moor, whose James Cameron (4-0-18-4) produced a titanic bowling spell to restrict the hosts to 93-7 from 16 overs. In reply, Tom Stubley (30no) helped Barmby finish on 94-2 off their 16.

More than 250 runs were scored in a tight game between Osbaldwick and Woodhouse Grange.

Matt Senior (52) enjoyed two 50 partnerships with William Rymer (20) and James Hattee (37no) as Osbaldwick finished on 136-6 in their 18 overs.

Grange’s Jonty Atkinson (22) and Dun Durkin (31) took them to 46-1 and Matthew Ainley (48) then joined in the runs.

But Rich Cox (4-0-14-3) managed to stem the runs and Grange finished just short on 128-5.

In division two, Thixendale had victory wrapped up in the tenth over against Westow, for whom Nathan Pratt (31) was the pick of the batsman in their 16-over innings of 87-7.

Openers Joe Robinson (33) and Fred Smyth (31) were both aggressive in reply, accelerating the total to finish on 90-2.

Bishop Wilton struggled, meanwhile. with the formidable bowling of York’s Matthew Scurry (3-0-9-3) and Chris Hunter (3-0-8-3), slumping to just 62-8 off their 16 overs.

That target was passed in 12.1 overs for the loss of just one wicket.

Pocklington won with three balls to spare as they hosted Woodhouse Grange, whose middle-order resurgence, led by Freddie Bowers (26no) and Josh Tingle (23), steered them to 91-5 off 18 overs.

The home side subsequently required the stability of opener Ben Thompson (45no) to help take them to reach 93-5 just in time.

Dunnington saw off The Wellington, whose 18-over total of 85-7 saw nobody make it into the 20s.

James Crichton (40no) went on to carry his bat as Dunnington made 88-2 off just 11.3 overs.

In division three, Heslington were unable to make it three wins out of three at an organised Stamford Bridge side.

Batting first, Heslington put on 95-9 with captain James Lister (29) and Dave Wells (33) steadying the ship after a top-order collapse.

Bridge were reeling at 37-4, with Sam Wragg (4-0-28-3) inflicting early damage but a stunning knock from Simon Dwyer (34no), who was assisted by Ollie Pimlott (38no), helping secure a final total of 99-4 off 16.4 overs.

Opener Darren Gargan (67) was positive from the first ball, and was aided ably by Tom Hewer (44), as Tang Hall Tigers rattled off 127-3 off 18 overs to bag their first three points of the season at Londesborough Park.

Lucas Stephenson (32) and Scott Hardwick (46) provided resistance in reply, but Park finished on 111-6.

Bolton Percy lost by eight wickets at Heworth after finishing on 110-6 off their 18 overs with Sammy Clews (47) impressing.

Paul Whitley (3-0-23-3) was the pick of the hosts’ bowlers befire Alfie Oliver (38no) and Will Etty (29no) secured victory in 12.1 overs.

In division four, Kelfield made 112-5 off 16 overs and then pinned Asgard Vikings to 69-5. Craig Lawson made 48 despite the efforts of Matt Good (4-0-20-3) and only Sandesh Swamidutta (25) made inroads during Asgard’s reply.

Stockton & Hopgrove prevailed against Copmanthorpe after Jamie Kerrison (28) and Rob Cockerill (41) put on 77 for the first wicket. Cop fell short in the chase with Ryan Partington managing 27 runs.

Ovington were seven-wicket winners against Wheldrake, who saw opener David Skaith (43) and David Ward (29) help set a target of 119-5.

In response, Thomas Cookson (58no) carried his bat and Thomas Irwin hit an unbeaten 26 to wrap up matters in 15.4 overs.