ONLY two games survived the weather in the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League.

What play was possible saw Sessay taking over the leadership of the first division after recording a win at Thirsk whilst closest rivals Newburgh and Clifton Alliance were weather-bound.

Newburgh would feel particularly aggrieved as they had a potentially winnable game at bottom placed Alne, whilst Clifton Alliance had been due to entertain Helperby.

The other match to fall foul of the weather in the first division was at Sheriff Hutton Bridge where Acomb would have been the visitors.

Second division leaders Dringhouses managed to get in a game when they overcame Raskelf to consolidate their position as league leaders.

Elsewhere, the all-York clash between Civil Service and Rowntrees & Huntington, the 'Galtres Derby' between Easingwold and Huby, and the Crayke versus Sheriff Hutton match were all non-starters.

Sessay batted first at Thirsk and were largely indebted to Joe Watson for their total of 166-5.

There were cameos from Matthew Wass (19), Paul Flintoff (16) and Tom Wilkinson (13) but it was Watson who took centre stage with a brilliant unbeaten 93 off 46 balls, an innings which included 12 fours and two sixes.

Josh Howes had the best return for Thirsk with 2-35.

Mark Cook (24) top scored whenThirsk replied and, although several of his colleagues made starts, none

went on to play a major innings and the home side closed well short on 117-8.

Aaron Bumby (2-32), Mark Jackson (2-16) and Stephen Langstaff (2-18) all contributed to the Sessay win.

Dringhouses took on Raskelf in a promotion 'four pointer' at the top of the second division.

Raskelf batted first and collapsed to 37 all out – only Jake Petty (16) putting up any resistance to the home attack in which George Wilson took 2-3 and Andy Page 2-5.

In reply, Dringhouses did not have things all their own way, losing three quick wickets, but Sam Lingard’s 19 not

out saw them home comfortably enough at 41-3.