CHAMPIONS Bubwith flexed their early season muscles to see off Dunnington in division one of the Foss Evening Cricket League last week.

Harry Collins took 4-21 as Dunnington had to settle for 102-7. Dunnington were unable to contain Mark Holmes (62) and James Knibb (21) who put on a match-winning partnership of 66 for the third wicket.

Bubwith won the match by five wickets with two balls remaining, Jack Spofforth picking up 3-34.

Dunnington’s Academy side also slid to defeat, losing by 50 runs to Yapham whose Jack Holman took centre stage with an unbeaten 102 from 53 balls.

He put on 68 in five overs with fellow opener Martin Pearson (27) and hit 13 fours and three sixes. Josh Archer batted through the Academy’s innings for 64 not out but Dunnington were kept down to 122-3.

Woodhouse Grange were bowled out for 92 by Heworth whose Will Etty led the Elm Park Way club’s reply with a rapid 38 before wickets fell to Simon Beales, whose 3-28 included wickets with successive deliveries. Graham Knott sealed victory with a boundary.

Osbaldwick fought back from a perilous position to beat Middleton & North Dalton. Shaun Tate whacked an unbeaten 102 as Dalton ended on 146-5.

Osbaldwick limped to 24-3 but Tom Young smashed 94 off 49 balls (six fours and four sixes) to turn the game on its head.

Nerves were shredded at Woodhouse Grange where the home side’s Academy tied with Heworth Colts in division two. Heworth posted 97-7 and Woodhouse looked nailed on for victory needing 20 off the last five overs. However, an outstanding boundary catch by Dan Davison to dismiss Mike Burdett (19) put the game in the balance.

In a tense finale, two runs were required for victory off the final ball and a scrambled single meant the game ended in a tie.

Bishopthorpe, chasing Bishop Wilton’s modest 89-5, were wobbling at 31-3 but an assured knock from Scott Clapham (32) got the job done.

Buddi Mirando (44) and Salman Syed (42) shared a second wicket stand of 70 as Retreat totalled 123-4 against Tang Hall Tigers whose Tom Hewer (77no) played some powerful shots to win the game with nine balls left.

York proved too strong for Barmby Moor, cruising to a 77-run win with Bevan Fawcett (58) and Tom Spearman (41) leading the way. Moor were bowled out for 80 (Sam Appleton 50no).

Hemingbrough posted an enormous 208-1 against Stockton & Hopgrove in division three. Tom Rich smashed an unbeaten 105, reaching his century with a six off the last ball of the innings. Eddie Rosa notched 41 not out and Lee Wild was the only wicket to fall, run out for 57. Stockton & Hopgrove made 143-6 with Rob Cockerill 78 not out.

Ben Shingles (58no) and Lucas Stephenson (28) carried Melbourne over the line against Ovington whose Hussain Ahmed made 47.

Thixendale successfully defended 118-8 against Pocklington. Will Megginson (38) and Pete Stacey (34) were Thix’s batting mainstays while Sam Shipley took 4-13 for Pock. Despite 40 from Ben Stephenson, Pocklington were hustled out for 89.

Aviva Vikings' debutant Suleman Amin (40) helped his side to 112-3 against Stamford Bridge. A good fielding and bowling effort was headed by Liam Easton (4-26) and Tom Fitzgerald (4-15).

Ollie Pimlott (46) kept Bridge in the game until Abdullah Khan (4-22) tilted the game back in Aviva’s favour before Sultan Mehmood’s spell of 3.5-1-11-5 bowled the home side out for 92.