SHERIFF Hutton Bridge II’s Nick Scaling hit his first century in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League to set up a 76-run win over Huby in division three north.
Scaling's knock of exactly 100 was backed up by newcomer Alex Ibbotson's unbeaten 42 and Mike Smith's 33 as the Bridge declared at 239-5.
Huby’s reply went well to begin with as Rich Steel (46) batted well. Scaling and Danny Cass then each took two wickets as the home side fell to 163 all out with Hugh Sheddon unbeaten with 25.
With their first team dismissed for only 61, it was a bad day for Malton & Old Malton whose second string could only muster 38 to lose by 183 runs to Castleford, who made 221-6.
Sessay made 184-7 against Easingwold, but the weather prevented any further play. Martin Wass hit 48 and Ben Scaling 26.
Whitkirk’s final pair denied York IV a win at Shipton Road after the hosts had made 213-7. Tom Boyle was York’s batting star with 93 but his efforts were matched by team-mate Kallum Ahmed, who firstly made 41 and then grabbed 5-45.
In division three south, Pickering II lost by 65 runs to Fenner.
Fenner totalled 152-9 in their 45 overs with Adrian Boyes taking 6-21. Jon Bayes (21) was the only Pickering batsman to top the 20-run mark as they were dismissed for 87.
Runs were hard to find at New Earswick but the hosts managed to defeat Welton & Brough by four wickets thanks to the bowling combo of Paul Stimpson, with 5-26, and Andy Freeman, who had 4-17. Welton’s 51 was overtaken for the loss of six wickets.
Rowntrees & Huntington gained the better of a draw against Civil Service. For Rowntrees, Tom Shaw hit 51 and Dick Shaw 39 in a total of 141-8.
Sam Dodds had 5-48 for Service, who were pegged to 130-9 by Steve Beales (3-15) and Jack Huhill (4-28).
Heworth won by two wickets at Stamford Bridge thanks to a good knock from Lee Bradshaw, who made 67 and had solid support by Salman Syed's 40.
Before tea, Stamford had posted 157-9 with Andy Healey making 33 and Andy Milner 25, but Freddie Coughlin took 5-17.
Healey then followed with 4-45 and Martin Veysey took 4-31, but could not prevent a Heworth win.
Four Cawood players were prominent in their side’s five-wicket win at Bolton Percy in division four west.
Home batsman Ed Noble made 40, but James Pullein (4-22), Kieth Towndrow (3-32) and P Woodhead (3-26) had Bolton all out for 111.
S Baxter then hit 44 to negate the 3-26 return from M Ferguson.
Rowntrees & Huntington, last season’s division seven champions, got off to a flying start when they won by five wickets at Tadcaster Magnet.
J Stuart made 36 in Magnet’s 107 as Paul Horner grabbed 3-11. Veteran Andy Main then made 34 as Rowntrees eased home.
Entertaining Copmanthorpe, Thorp Arch & Boston Spa II gained a good result when their 151-4 was followed by 147-8.
There were half-centuries for M Knight 70 and D Gibson 50 for TABS, whose Chris Kitson then followed with 4-42.
For Copmanthorpe, R Hague made 30 while P Newton’s unbeaten 36 almost clinched a win.
In division four central, Wayne Fawcett’s 54 set up a 53-run win for Cawood over Huby.
Jack Wainwright (48) and Jack Hubert (49no) earned Hovingham an eight-wicket win over Civil Service, whose Ian Tessier made 60 not out in a total of 145-8.
J Arnold hit 60 to gain Copmanthorpe II a good 84-run win over New Earswick in their first game in the league.