Stamford Bridge raced to an opening evening victory in the Foss League as wicketkeeper-batsman Danny Harper dominated their reply to Stockton & Hopgrove’s debut innings in Division One.
Harper slammed an unbeaten 86 in Stamford’s 100-2 from just 12.1 overs. Earlier, Stockton’s 98-6 was built around the efforts of the Kerrisons, Rich (49) and Jamie (26).
York beat Dunnington by 23 runs thanks to an all-round performance from Mike Hosdson who took 3-12 from his four overs to add to 35 with the bat. Rich Love (20) was Hosdson’s ally with the bat as York posted 107-5, Adam Iyer (2-11) and youngster Tom Loten (2-17) did their best to keep a lid on the run rate.
Hosdson and Richard Brown (3-13) then rattled through the Dunnington line-up, despite 31 from Jack Bolam.
Woodhouse Grange moved to a comfortable victory in what is usually a keenly-fought contest against Heworth, thanks to a couple of veteran performers. Wily slow-left-armer Russ Bilton (3-8) and a nagging 3-9 from Chris Bilton restricted Heworth to 75-3. Woodhouse then knocked off the runs with three overs and eight wickets to spare thanks to Mike Burdett’s unbeaten 40.
Londesborough Park were given the game against Westow, whose young players were involved in school and university matches.