HEWORTH extended their lead at the top of Foss Evening Cricket League division one despite having to settle for a tie with Dunnington Academy.

A direct run-out with the final ball of the game by Josh Tattersall saw both sides finish on 116, but, with second-placed Bubwith losing, it was enough for Heworth to increase their advantage to five points.

Dunnington’s second-wicket pair Jonny Andrew (26) and Tattersall (74) put on 67. However, three wickets fell for only six runs as Graham Knott took 5-23.

Unbeaten Heworth needed six runs to win off the final over bowled by Sam Tattersall. Shaun Leetham was bowled for 49, leaving two required from two deliveries. Captain Tattersall’s direct hit at the death ended Heworth’s winning streak.

Charles Lambert (42) was the backbone of the Bubwith’s 107-6 against Osbaldwick. Matt Hattee (46 not out) and Tom Young (46) did most of the work for Osso, who won by seven wickets with a Chris Smith boundary.

Woodhouse Grange openers Chris Suddaby (61no) and Matt Durkin (53) starred in their 128-3 against Yapham.

At 54-1 after 10 overs, Yapham were in good shape but were shattered by John Gilbank, who grabbed 4-18 enabling Grange to win by 31 runs.

Middleton & North Dalton finally recorded their first win of the season after amassing 158-6 against Dunnington. A fine partnership between Olly Sherwood (69) and Matt Beckett (44) put Dunnington in with a chance, but they finished 21 runs short.

York remained on course for an immediate return to the top flight by beating Retreat by 11 runs in division two.

Matthew Hodsdon (36), Alex Lilley (26) Cammy Hall (26no) and Tom Spearman (23) helped York to 135-7. Graeme Byrne, in his first game for a year after injury, took 2-26.

Retreat pushed hard with Richard Exley hitting five sixes in his 42 but they fell short at 124-9.

Bishop Wilton’s Matthew Jones' 64 saw off Heworth Colts while Barmby Moor overcame Tang Hall Tigers by eight wickets.

Openers Tom Burdett (40) and Harry Mathews (43) shone in Woodhouse Grange Academy’s 130-3 at Bishopthorpe.

Andrew Seager (34) and Ian Holmes (23) got the Bishops to 85-4 but both fell in the space of four balls and the hosts crumbled to 93 all out, spinner Dan Durkin (3-15) wiping out the tail.

Lee Wild was the key to division three leaders Hemingbrough's victory against Aviva Vikings. Gul Fida Hussain (75no) and Ryan Pepper (51) gave Aviva a good start and Sultan Mahmood (40) lifted them to 177-3. Wild led the Hemingbrough attack with figures of 5-0-25-2 before taking his side to a seven-wicket win by scoring 74.

Adam Thomas stroked 61 to see Melbourne to a narrow victory against Stockton & Hopgrove. He struck a dozen boundaries as Melbourne recovered from 14-2 after five overs to total 115-5. Simon Kale made 39 not out and Rob Cockerill 30 in S&H’s run chase which failed by five runs.

Thixendale cruised to an 111-run win over Stillingfleet. Alex Machen (64) and Doug Bentley sent Thix to 80 after 10 overs before losing the first wicket. Nigel French (28) smashed three sixes in an over on his way to 28, as they recorded 193-7 - launching 14 sixes on the way. Stillingfleet struggled with the bat and were bowled out for 82, Guy Scothern taking 3-15.

Stamford Bridge set Heslington Centurions a challenging 140 to win at Outgang after Ollie Pimlottt scored 98 not out. Heslington lost three wickets in the first two overs and never quite caught up.