ALEX LILLEY and Tom Backhouse excelled for York ‘A’ in the first division of Hirepoint Plant & Tool Hire under-15 championship in the York & District Junior Cricket Association.

Batting first, York ran up a total of 102-7 at home to Heworth with Lilley making 43 and Ben Robinson 20, while for Heworth, Edward Rymer took 2-13.

Heworth’s reply was restricted to 70-9 thanks to 4-7 from Backhouse, supported by 1-9 from Matt Scurry and also 1-9 from Jack Williams.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge still lead the table after they completed a home win in a low-scoring game against Acomb ‘A’ for whom Louie Kirkham took 2-13.

Dunnington batted first at Woodhouse Grange and closed on 67-4 with Harrison Mussell notching 33, while Rebecca Ainley took 2-6. In reply, Matthew Ainley top-scored with an unbeaten 44 in a seven-wicket win.

Hosts Ovington totalled 84-9 led by Ralph Sinclair’s 50no in defiance of the respective hauls of Owen Marshall (3-11), Jack Heartshorne (3-22) and Sam Beighton (2-5). Openers Hayden Bradley (51no) and Marshall (24no) were untroubled as to steer Clifton Alliance to a ten-wicket success.

Yapham’s 100 per cent division two record was tested by Heworth ‘B’.

Batting first, Yapham had Sam Noble to thank for 31no from a modest 70-9 of which T Pearson took 4-14, P Mulvey contributed 2-6 and Robert Draper 2-12.

But economical bowling from the Yapham attack made sure Heworth came up five runs short, despite a superb unbeaten 47 from P Mulvey. Callum Mooney took 2-11 and James Creaser 1-6 .

In a high-scoring game, Acomb ‘B’ replied with 139-2 to overhaul Stamford Bridge’s 138-4. For Bridge, Dan Harvey scored 50no and Josh Hannon 36no. Acomb’s runs came from Dan Murie (50no) and Louis Crosby (48no). Acomb’s Joe Olney was the pick of both attacks with a 2-17 haul.