CHAMPIONS Sheriff Hutton Bridge picked up their first points of the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League division one campaign with a derby win over Sheriff Hutton.

Bridge batted first and posted an imposing 160-2 with Shaun Harland making 78 and Harry Sutcliffe 51.

The villagers’ reply never really threatened despite 32 from Matthew Prosser and they closed on 100-4, with Isaac Giannini (4-25) claiming all the wickets to fall.

Promoted Acomb suffered their first setback of the campaign when they lost an exciting encounter at home to Thirsk.

Freddie Littlewood made 53 and Matt Dale 38 as they ran up 136-5.

Joe Cain hit the last ball of the match for six to move to 89 not out and take Thirsk to a seven-wicket win.

Helperby’s good start to the season continued when they overcame Newburgh. Josh Sargent made 25 and his father Jason 16 not out as Newburgh totalled 97-6, with Charlie Grasby taking 3-24 for Helperby.

The home reply was led by Atish Chouhan, with 35, and Matt Cavanagh, with 26. Although Josh Sargent claimed 2-28, Helperby took the points at 103-4.

Alne batted first when entertaining Sessay, but struggled to 82-9 with Zac Wilson top-scoring on 26 while Mark Jackson returned 4-20.

Sessay lost an early wicket in reply, but Nick Harrison made 28 and Paul Flintoff an increasingly aggressive unbeaten 48 to take Sessay to a winning 83-2 in the 14th over.

Clifton Alliance lead division two by two points following a comfortable victory at Crayke. Nick Hindle made 50 retired to take them to 128-3, then Dave Brent’s 3-9 helped to restrict the home reply to 57-8.

Dringhouses recorded their first win when they visited Raskelf.

The home side made 100 with Sam Porter making 41 against Lewis Chipchase (3-23) and Jacob Green (4-14). Mick Kenyon (39no), Sam Sollitt (35) and Chipchase (27no) took Dringhouses to a nine-wicket win in 16 overs.