SHERIFF Hutton Bridge continue to share the leadership of Pilmoor Evening Cricket League division one after edging Helperby by two runs.

Bridge made 116-7 but were made to work hard as Dan Marston took 3-19 and Lewis Rees-Hughes 2-19. M Thompson top scored with 21.

In reply, D Steyn (25) and Rees-Hughes (22) kept Helperby in contention, but fine spells by Isaac Giannini (3-16), Ben Harrison (2-21) and Danny Cass (2-33) did just enough to keep Bridge in front.

Helperby needed six runs from the final over but Cass conceded only three to leave the visitors still looking for their first win, stuck on 114-9.

Dringhouses wrongly believed their fixture against Newbrough to be at home - thus handing Newburgh the points to leave them joint-top with SHB.

Sessay got their season up and running with victory over Clifton Alliance.

Batting first, decent contributions from Matthew Wass (43), Paul Flintoff (33), Joe Watson (29) and Mark Jackson (20) helped them to 139-5, Joe Kilvington taking 2-16 for Clifton.

The Alliance reply began shakily with Craig Easton taking 2-17 and Stephen Langstaff 2-8 and, although M Taylor rallied with 56, Lewis Clark lending support with 22, they never seriously threatened the target and closed on 104-6, for their first reverse of the season.

Acomb ran up the highest score of the evening when they took first innings at winless Thirsk.

J Spence 32 and Steve Lennox with 40 did most to take them to 171-7, James Wilkinson (2-30) and R Garner (2-13) having the best returns for the hosts. Opener Chris Booth (78) led the reply but he lacked support and Thirsk were all out for 127, Spence claiming 2-26.

Division two joint-leaders Raskelf had a convincing win over Sheriff Hutton.

They batted first and made 140-6, Brad Clark retiring on 50 and Sam Porter making 20, while David Hull (2-28) and Joe Schofield (3-37) did their best to keep them in check.

Sheriff’s reply was always in trouble and they folded to 61 all out with M Goddard taking 2-2 and Richard Brown 2-4.

Huby stayed joint top thanks to a walkover after opponents Rowntrees & Huntington were unable to raise a side.

Easingwold entertained neighbours Crayke and made 116-5, Aubrey Towler retiring on 50 while Sam Fielding returned 2-34.

Crayke made steady progress in pursuit of their target and won at 117-5 in the 18th over, with the experience of Peter Carr (37) and the youth of Peter Thomas (28) seeing them home despite Zac Wilson’s 2-16.

Stillington recorded their first win when they entertained Alne, who themselves are yet to register.

Stillington posted 118-5 with Matthew Coulson making 45 and P Thwaites 29 not out. Ryan Raper took 2-18. H Stevens (24) and Alastair Jackson (24no) did their best to get their side in front, but Josh Adams returned 2-30 and Alne closed in arrears on 96-4.