TWO England Under-19s players were on show at Moor Farm as Sheriff Hutton Bridge got their Hunters York & District Senior League campaign off to a winning start.
SHB hosted derby rivals Stamford Bridge and won by 75 runs for a maximum 30-point haul, with U19s international Matt Fisher getting one over on his fellow England starlet, Stamford ace Will Rhodes, at a key stage of the game.
Those two players were able to take part for their respective clubs as Yorkshire Academy’s Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire Premier League game had been called off .
Things began badly for Fisher as he fell to Dan Rhodes early on and fellow opener was also back in the pavilion with only seven runs on the board.
However, there then followed a stand of 167 for the third wicket between SHB skipper Adam Fisher and Rob Pinder.
They were sailing along in fine fettle until Fisher was bowled for 97 by Rhodes, the England U19s captain.
Pinder moved on to 79 but his team-mates fared badly in the final 10 overs and were only able to reach 206-9 as Matt Beckett produced figures of 5-48.
Stamford's reply also began badly as Mark Fisher took two early wickets. Rhodes, meanwhile, was in majestic form with the bat as he and Ollie Pimlott put Stamford into a strong position, but the latter then fell for 31 leaving Rhodes to soldier along with minimal support.
Matt Fisher struck the important blow by dismissing his national skipper for 77, before spinner Ben Harrison wiped away the tale with 3-10 as Stamford were tumbled out for 131.
Reigning champions Woodhouse Grange carried on where they left off last year by staging a good win over Clifton Alliance.
Meanwhile, promoted sides Fenner and Hull Zingari went into the record books after recording the lowest ever aggregate total in premier division history for a match in which all 20 wickets fell - scoring only 98 between them.
Fenner were whipped out for a paltry 69 as Matt Scarr claimed 3-15 but Zingari were then all out for only 29.
This equalled the second lowest total in the premier division. Steve Sergeant took 5-17 and Luke Laybourne 5-11.
Pickering were just denied a notable win with which to begin their division one campaign as opponents Acomb's last pair held on.
The Pikes' cause was helped considerably by the input of two newcomers as former Lockton player Mike Brown made 32 and ex-Sleights bowler Issac Christopher took 3-4.
Chris Nicholls had also made 33 but Pickering took tea with only 132 showing on the board after some good bowling from Dave Sykes (4-16) and Andy Tute (3-33).
Tute continued to show after the break with 37 but Christopher’s figures reduced much-fancied Acomb to 102-9 at the close.
Malton & Old Malton got off to a terrible start to the season, walloped by 160 runs by a Selby side looking to bounce straight back up to the premier division.
Tom Collins took a startling 8-17 as Malton were skittled for 61 in reply to Selby's 221-6 in which Lee Wild hit 77 and Gareth Roberts 50 not out, with Stu Watmore claiminh 3-33.
Folkton & Flixton's opening match at Whitkirk was abandoned.
Newly promoted Sheriff Hutton began life in division two north with a defeat.
Sheriff could only make 99 at Woodhouse Grange 'A', and, although their bowlers then made a game of it, Grange eased to a three-wicket win.
Hovingham also started with a loss in another low-scoring game at home to Tadcaster Magnet.
Steve Prest made 32 for Hovingham but his side were all out for only 99 as Paul Clark took 3-34 and Nik Shefta 3-33.
When Magnet replied, Tom Lund took 3-34 but P Smith’s unbeaten 47 saw his side home with some ease.
Duncombe Park's match at Dringhouses was abandoned.