OSBALDWICK became the first side to beat Foss Evening Cricket League division one leaders Heworth this season to put the Elm Park Way side’s title celebrations on hold.

Mike Senior, in his first game back at Osso after his recent transfer, ended on 43 not out, hitting three sixes as Osbaldwick totalled 151-5.

Heworth lost early wickets with Dan Ellwood (3-16) prominent against his former club. Reece Milner (44no) and Chris Barratt (33no) gave them a sniff in the last four overs but they fell 13 runs short.

Bubwith continued their recent improvement by beating Dunnington Academy by 69 runs.

Freddie Collins (40) and Richard Readman (36) were the main contributors to a Bubwith total of 145-7. Only three Academy batsmen made double figures as they struggled to 76-9, James Knibb finishing with 3-9.

Yapham were bowled out for 80 chasing 108 which Dunnington had posted thanks to Jack Bolam’s 41.

Unbeaten York secured the division two title and an immediate return to the top flight with a comfortable victory at Bishop Wilton.

A half-century from Cammy Hall and 40 not out from Tom Spearman propelled York to 146-2. Yapham struggled to 55-7 before Steve Hutchinson (31) lifted their spirits, only for Ben Harris to speed up their demise with 3-6 in nine balls.

Retreat and Heworth Colts fought out a nail-biting tie.

Lee Bradshaw scored an unbeaten 60 to help Heworth to 138-4. Bruce Kitchener (2-17) bowled well, going for only four scoring shots in his three overs.

Rich Exley responded with 60 for Retreat, who needed 13 off the last two overs bowled by juniors Tom Francis and Alex Stone. That was whittled down to three from three deliveries. Two came from the next ball but Bruce Kitchener was run out off the penultimate delivery, bringing Simon Burrows to the crease with one run needed.

Retreat were unable to get bat on ball and Salman Syed was run out.

Woodhouse Grange Academy racked up 132-4 against Tang Hall Tigers with Chris Bilton making 53. The Tigers were restricted to 60-4 off 10 overs before Tom Hewer followed his 3-16 with 34 and a late surge from John Flint (29) took them to 117-6 at stumps.

Bishopthorpe earned a much-needed win against Barmby Moor in their fight against relegation. Moor took 75 off the opening seven overs, Sam Appleton scoring 45 before becoming the first of leg-spinner Daniyal Quadeerbutt’s three victims.

Fellow spinner Joe Stowe took 3-11 as the visitors crumbled to 108-8. Tom Anderson (43) and an undefeated 37 from Scott Clapham saw the hosts home with nine balls to spare.

Hemingbrough moved to the top of division three by beating bottom club Stockton & Hopgrove to leapfrog Thixendale, losers against Pocklington.

Needing only 76 to win, Tom Collins hit seven fours on his way to 42 not out as Hemingbrough knocked off the runs in 9.5 overs.

Pocklington hit 127-4 at Thixendale with the majority of runs coming from Ben Thompson (42no), Ted Donkin (35) and Chris Saltmer (30no).

The target was too much for Thixendale as they could only manage 117-5, with Alex Machen and Simon Walgate both falling for golden ducks.

Chris Saltmer (3-19) was Pock’s key bowler as Thix could only take two runs off him from the penultimate over of a tight match.

Aviva Vikings continued their promotion push by sweeping aside Stamford Bridge Academy, who were restricted to 87-7. Viking openers Sanakara Dakshinamurty (39no) and Gul Fida Hussain (41) effectively won the game with an opening partnership of 86.

Lewis Wrathall made 41 from 23 balls but Heslington finished on a below-par 112-3 against Stillingfleet, who won by three wickets.