AFTER suffering their first Hunters York & District Cricket League premier division defeat of the season on Saturday when outplayed by Woodhouse Grange, Sheriff Hutton Bridge bounced back with a seven-wicket victory at Sewerby.
Sam Tennant made 40 as Sewerby made a solid start before a good spell by Jordan Grose, with 3-37, swung the game in the visitors’ favour.
Rick Robinson made a valuable late-order unbeaten 42 before Mark Fisher, with 3-46, and two run-outs ended the hosts’ innings on 176 in the final over.
Bridge opener Paul Oldfield gave his side a sound start with 56 as he and Ed Barnes (33) posted a steadfast opening partnership.
The good work was continued by Adam Fisher, who struck 33, and Rob Pinder (33 not out) to clinch victory.
Dominic Rhodes had a superb game for Stamford Bridge when he followed up a century by seizing 4-54 as his side gained the better of a draw with second-placed Easingwold in a high-scoring encounter.
Rhodes’ 138 was his season’s best total and he was well supported by Kev Murphy with 30 and Phil Hill who made 26. The run spree enabled Stamford to declare on 236-9.
Easingwold’s spirited reply included three half-centuries with Martin Piercy making 53, Kyle Waite 58 and Mark Haines 59, but the four-wicket haul from Rhodes pegged the reply to 214-7.
Dunnington did their survival chances a power of good when they inflicted a 125-run defeat on anchor club York.
Jack Bolam hit his sixth half-century as he made a splendid 84no, while Dan Barrett added 55 in a Dunnington total of 207-8.
Jake Murphy grabbed 4-48 for York but then saw his side disintegrate to 82 all out as Josh Barrett grabbed 7-34 and Adam Iyer took 3-12.
Having beaten their nearest challengers with ease two days earlier, champions-elect Woodhouse Grange crushed fifth-placed Beverley Town by ten wickets.
John Vodden made 55 for Beverley but his side could only total 100 as Steve Burdett pouched 4-9.
After the interval Mike Hattee, with 53no, and Nick Hadfield, who made an unbeaten 43, passed the target without any setback.
Fenner maintained their fourth place when they defeated Clifton Alliance by 103 runs at Marfleet after setting a target of 173-9.
Joe Hewitt’s 33 proved to be valuable as Rich Carroll claimed 3-41 and Alex Renton 3-44.
John Gilham responded with 26 for the Alliance but Luke Leybourne captured 4-28 and Stephen Croft 2-4 as Clifton fell to 70 all out.