HEWORTH and Yapham were the only teams to beat the wet weather in the latest round of Foss Evening Cricket League matches, as their game was the only one to take place.

Yapham reached only 63-8 in their 17 overs, just three batsmen making double figures. Thomas Inkster (4-0-20-3) was the pick of the bowlers.

Heworth likewise lost early wickets on a day suited for bowlers, with Oliver Robinson (3-0-14-3) claiming three victims.

Chris Barratt took them to victory though, ending on 26 not out as they reached 66-5 off 11.4 overs.

Similarly, play was possible in only two of the five scheduled matches in the Pilmoor Evening League,

both in the first division.

Sessay took advantage of Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s inactivity to narrow the gap at the top to three points.

Opponents Newburgh lost a wicket in the first over before James and Tommy Banks led a recovery, the former hitting four successive fours in the fourth.

The score had reached 59 when in the 10th over Aaron Bumby (2-15) struck twice, having James Banks caught for 35 and bowling Luke Ramsay for a single.

Wickets then fell regularly as Tommy Banks did his best to hold the innings together before falling in the last over for 40, Navin Kavikara having taken 2-16 and George Till 3-12 in a total of 91-9.

Paul Flintoff and Mark Jackson took Sessay past 50 by the 10th over before Flintoff was bowled by Luke Ramsay for 28, and Jason Sargent had Jackson caught for 32, but Sessay won with time to spare at 92-2 with Kavikara unbeaten on 18.

Ryan McKendry (71) provided the basis for Thirsk's 143 at home to Helperby, K Young (3-36) having the best return.

Jeff Rosolin got the reply underway with 33 and the visitors were guided home by Dan Spink’s 40 not out, victory coming off the last ball at 144-4 - just a week after a last-ball defeat in their previous game.

The clash between leaders SHB and Clifton Alliance fell victim to the weather as did the second division fixtures between Dringhouses and Crayke, and Alne and Sheriff Hutton.