SHERIFF Hutton Bridge are the early pacesetters in dvision one of the York & District Junior Cricket Association Hirepoint Plant & Tool Hire Under-15 Championship, writes Paul Wilkinson.

SHB racked up an impressive 151-4 against Ovington thanks to Josh Berry’s 51 not out and Harry Sutcliffe’s 41.

In reply, Ovington closed on 72-8, with Will Schofield taking 3-7 and C Hudson 3-13.

Malton & Old Malton maintained their unbeaten start as they overcame Dunnington.

Dunnington made 62-6 as Luke Scott took 2-5 and Archie Johnson 2-3.

In the Malton innings, D Cunningham took 3-17 but was unable to prevent a three-wicket defeat.

Behind the leading two and with a game in hand are two other unbeaten sides, Heworth ‘A’ and York ‘A’.

The Heworth ‘A’ batting fired in their win over Bolton Percy as they made 126-5. Dan Davison was 50 not out.

Bolton Percy succumbed to a trio of Heworth bowlers as Kewell Ford took 3-2, Rhys Turbine 2-15 and Sam Wragg 2-25 as they finished 71 all out.

York ‘A’ batted first against Clifton Alliance and closed on 122-4. Alex Liley hit 25 not out, Jack Williams 25 and Toby Giddins 50 not out.

Hayden Bradley’s 50 not out helped Alliance get close but they ended short at 93-7.

Woodhouse Grange duo James Hattee, who made 50 not out, and Matthew Ainley, with 36 not out, helped their team to a total of 93-1 against Acomb ‘A’.

Dan Watkinson then made 40 not out and Jamie Thornton 32 as Acomb won with 94-3.

Yapham’s winning run in division two continued with a victory at York ‘B’.

Yapham’s score of 113-2 was founded on an unbeaten third-wicket partnership between skipper Robert Boddy, who was 42 not out, and Oliver Robinson, who scored 47 not out.

York’s Tom Backhouse took 1-13.

In reply, Backhouse hit 31, supported by Sam Backhouse with 19 not out and 22 from Matty Roberts, but York fell ten runs short.

Jamie Creaser’s 4-12 made him the pick of the Yapham bowlers, with Robert Boddy taking 1-4, James Harrison 1-21 and Louis Sanguin 2-16.

Osbaldwick’s bowlers skittled Hemingbrough for only 61 in 14.2 overs thanks to J Pearson (2-9), A Oliver (2-11). Oliver Turvey made 25.

However, James Boyd-Bell and Olly Steward both took 4-4 as Osbaldwick were all out for 36 to maintain Hemingbrough’s unbeaten record.

Gilberdyke opened their account with a home win over Pocklington.

Batting first, they totalled 117-2 thanks to Nathan Creaser’s 41 and James Malcolmson’s 39 not out.

Nathan Creaser (2-11), Sam Watson (3-4) and Liam Creaser (3-17) then bowled Pocklington out for 82, despite 33 from Sam Williman.

Stamford Bridge dismissed visiting Bishopthorpe for 70 on their way to a six-wicket win.

Bolton Percy booked a place in the quarter-finals of the U15 President’s Cup thanks to a round two win over Stamford Bridge.

Batting first, they posted 129-3 thanks to 24 from Tom Hudson, 28 not out from Oliver Pettit and 34 from Joseph Dobson.

Ben Beard finished with figures of 1-20.

In the Stamford Bridge innings, Joshua Moore hit 17 and David Fitzgerald 16, but tight bowling from James Wilson (1-6), Jack Liddle (2-15), Luke Miller (1-3) and Tom Hudson (2-0) left them short at 70-6.