CHAMPIONS Acomb ‘A’ maintained the defence of their division one title with a win over Heworth ‘A’ in the York & District Junior Cricket Association Quality Solicitors Burn & Company Under-11 Championship.

Harry Watkinson topped the scoring with 16, supported by 12 from Ben Thornton, while Heworth’s Joseph Paton took 1-7 and Josh Francis-Adams 1-8.

The real damage was done by the Acomb bowlers as Tom Algar ended with figures of 3-2 and Oliver Walsh 3-14.

Malton & Old Malton opened their season with a win over Heworth ‘A’. R Chapman top-scored with 23 not out and W Lightfoot contributed ten not out. With the ball, J Mann took 2-9, D Hill 1-5, S Yates 1-4 and J Judge 1-8.

For Heworth, Sam Bristow took 1-8 and F Jones 1-14.

All-rounder Finn Baqai, with 14 not out and 2-6, led the way as Ovington ‘A’ beat Dunnington ‘A’.

Zac Blower chipped in with ten runs and there was economical bowling from Montgomery Grenyer (1-0) and Jack Walmsley (1-1).

In reply, Dunnington’s Nathan Lawson hit 14 not out and took 1-10, and Ashton Rhodes ended with 3-7.

In a close game, Woodhouse Grange overcame Malton & Old Malton by only four runs.

For Grange, Lewis Ainley made 11 and took 3-13, Freddie Black got eight and Will Grewer took 2-9. Malton’s runs came from J Judge (14), E Oaks (11) and M Lock (10).

In division two, Londesborough Park were comfortable winners at Stamford Bridge.

Rob Tomlinson hit 21 not out with support from Jack Woodward, who was 17 not out.

Woodward also took 2-1 and there were further wickets from Henry Green (2-4), Jonny Draper (1-2) and Tom Dicconson (1-3).

Bridge’s Jack Thompson and Ewan Wilkinson both had figures of 1-6, with Peter MacFarlane claiming 1-16.

Yapham opened their account with a win over Clifton Alliance ‘B’.

Ed Cardy made eight not out and there were wickets for Will Jones (1-4) and Finley Duncan (1-5). For Alliance, Jacob Caisley, Jacob Mills and Jack Sims bagged a wicket apiece.

Bolton Percy Girls took the points against Dunnington ‘B’.

Jasmine Tucker scored eight runs and took 1-10, Iona Ffrench-Adam took 2-7, Amy McHaffie 1-6 and Isobel Houseman 1-8.

Stamford Bridge bowlers Connor Langton (3-5) and George Griffiths (2-5) led the way as their team took the points at Heworth ‘B’. Peter MacFarlane (1-1) and George Pye (1-1) also claimed wickets.

The pick of the Heworth bowling was Raul Patel, with 1-6.

In the Quality Solicitors Burn & Company U11 Development League, extras played a big part in the North Duffield total as they beat Hemingbrough.

The pick of the Hemingbrough bowlers were Joe Farndale (1-6) and Harvey Higginbottom (1-9).

For Duffield, Freddie Hardy ended with figures of 2-7, Sam Ainley 1-10 and Chris Green 1-5.