HEWORTH shot to the top of Foss Evening League division one with victory against champions Bubwith.

The sides had been on level points but visitors Heworth emerged nine-run winners after the home side had put in a great effort to get the game on following heavy rain.

Heworth started with intent with Will Etty (23) and Sean Leetham (14) swinging from the hip. Charles Lambert took a brilliant one-handed catch on the mid-on boundary to dismiss Leetham. Only Chris Barrett troubled the scorer after that with 31 not out as the Elm Park Way side finished on 108-7. The main wicket-takers were Mark Lazenby (3-17) and Guy Brumfield (2-22).

Three wickets in five balls took the wind out of Bubwith’s reply with the middle order of Jonny Lister (19), Collins (24) and Bratton (19) making a go of the chase. Harry Shepherd finished off the innings with two wickets in the final three overs.

Middleton & North Dalton’s dismal form continued with an abject batting display against Yapham.

A combination of accurate bowling by Jed Vale (4-11) and Martin Pearson, who celebrated his birthday with 2-11, meant MN&D could only limp to 66-8. Yapham crept to their target in 15.4 overs, winning by six wickets.

Osbaldwick got off to a flyer against Dunnington Academy, posting 53 from four overs thanks to Matt Hattee (44) and Andy Richardson (32). Hattee caned three sixes and four fours in his 22-ball innings.

Osso finished on 121-4 from 18 overs, Sam Tattersall returning 2-24 and Jay Snowden bowling a miserly four overs for 1-8.

Andrew (45) and Josh Tattersall (59no) put on 111 to set up Dunnington’s victory by seven wickets. Andrew’s innings included a maximum and five boundaries.

Tang Hall Tigers snatched a last-over victory against Bishopthorpe in the only division two game to beat the weather.

AJ Clarke (24) and Simon Chapman (17) top scored in Bishopthorpe’s 85-7 from 16 overs which featured 3-14 by Jack Sinclair.

The Tigers looked up against it until a middle-order fightback from Tom Hewer (41no) and Stephen Clarke saw them home with four balls to spare.

Hemingbrough bounced back from the early loss off Layton Hallam to pile up 168-4 against Thixendale in division three. Rob Scarr (53) and Glen Crouch (57) set an imposing target. Thixendale gave it a good shot with Ben Jackson cracking 62 and Joe Robinson a quickfire 31 but they fell just short.

Pankaj Sani hit 48 including four sixes, Iain Tessier made 33 and Lewis Wrathall 41 not as Heslington totalled 131-4 against Melbourne. Tessier completed a man-of-the-match display with 5-20 as Melbourne came up short on 86-8.

Aviva Vikings edged their way over the finishing line on the penultimate ball against Ovington. Fine bowling by Abid Hussain (2-22) saw visitors Ovington restricted to 47-3 after eight overs. Matt Besford (48) and Jed Fowke (28no) combined to add to 63 for the fourth wicket. Ovington continued to push on, reaching 125-4 from 16 overs.

The Vikings were soon pegged back by Ben Busby (2-28) but Sankara Dakshinamurthy (64no) almost single-handedly carried the home side to victory with two balls remaining.

Aggressive hitting by Sam Shipley (52no) in partnership with Alex Downey (38no) guided Pocklington to victory against Stillingfleet, whose Rob Murray (40no) top scored in setting a target of 116-4. Pocklington lost quick wickets to Phil Johnson (3-11) but then Shipley and Downey took control, Downey hitting a six to secure victory.