DIVISION one joint leaders Newburgh lost at Helperby as the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League resumed after the previous week's washout, to tumble down the early table.

Helperby are now joint-second with Sessay, a point behind leaders Clifton Alliance, with Newburgh a further point behind in fourth.

At the bottom, Alne and Sheriff Hutton Bridge are still waiting their first wins, with Bridge’s fixture at Thirsk being the only victim of the weather last week.

Newburgh’s first defeat of term came after they reached 93-4 in their allotted over, Mark Mierzwinski making 43. Dan Marston (2-7) had the best return of the home bowlers.

Wayne Linton (2-20) and Tommy Banks (3-22) then kept Newburgh in contention as they chipped away at the home batting, but Dan Spink’s unbeaten 36 proved to be a match-winning innings as Helperby reached 94-5 with nine balls to spare.

Clifton Alliance convincingly beat Alne. Scott Hopkinson (37), Alex Renton (42) and Jamie Butt (53) took them to 152-3, before Jack Heartshorne (3-20), Hayden Bradley (2-6) and Will Moll (2-8) reduced Alne to 54-9, only Duncan Stirke (14) making double figures for the visitors.

Sessay were indebted to Joe Watson as they totalled 127-6 against Acomb.

Coming in at the fall of the second wicket, the left-hander made 75 as his colleagues got into difficulty against Tom Neal (4-24).

Acomb's reply saw Aidan Burton make 35 and Brandon Weal 29, but they were the only two batsmen to reach double figures as Tom Wilkinson (3-11), Aaron Bumby (2-36) and James Easton (2-6) put Sessay on top, the hosts all out for 98.

Sheriff Hutton head division two after Dringhouses lost to Easingwold, who now share second spot with Raskelf with Dringhouses slipping to fourth.

Sheriff were handed home advantage against Rowntrees & Huntington as the latter's ground was unavailable.

The York side made 97-3 with Dan Waterworth (39 not out) and David Ward (21) leading the way, while Sheriff youngster Ollie Head returned 1-23 from five overs.

In reply, Sheriff lost wickets regularly, but Matthew Prosser’s 25 went some way to the hosts securing victory at 98-6 with just two deliveries left, Max Hunter's 2-24 going unrewarded.

Kyle Waite (38) and Zac Wilson (22) did most to take them to 126-9, Nathan Ellison claiming 3-42 for the hosts.

The reply included 25 from Andy Kenyon, 26 from Tom Storr and 20 not out from D Wilson,

but Tom Wilson took 3-20 to help keep Easingwold on top and Houses closed well behind on 82-7.

Raskelf have made their best start to a season for a number of years and kept up their good form with victory at Huby.

Sean Dixon top scored with 34 as Huby closed on 93-9, Toby Baker taking 4-11. M Goddard (55 ret) and Austin Baker (25) then led Raskelf to a comfortable 96-1.

Crayke recorded their first win of term in fine style with a 78-run victory at Civil Service.

Graeme Dawson (45), Ian Pears (51 ret) and Tom Hilling (45) were all in form as Crayke rattled up 185-3, the highest score of the evening.

Civil Service replied with 107-4, Ian Clish retiring on 50 while James Pocklington took 2-16 for the victors.