Richard Tuite was the star of the all-round performance of the day in division two of the Hunters the Estate Agent York and District Senior League when Rowntrees came up against New Earswick.

Tuite's 77 led Rowntrees to a total of 193-7 with Paul Horner (30) and Sean Marshall (44) offering support. In reply, A James made 86 but could not help his side overcome the joint onslaught of Tuite (5-56) and Horner (4-49) as New Earswick were bowled out for 171.

Leaders Goole Town extended their advantage after beating hosts Scarborough.

Scarborough posted 165-8 but A Hulme led the reply with 85 and J Pierce hit 32, which was sufficient to take maximum points in a narrow two-wicket victory.

Bolton Percy clocked up another big total of 245-5 at Dringhouses on their way to an easy win. The batting stars were D Randall (84), D White (46), N Lister (30) and P Houseman (29) before P Salter took 5-61 in the second innings to reduce the home side to 168 all out.

Hovingham posted 234-7 at home to Crayke, but Crayke were firing on all cylinders in reply, especially Paul Hutchinson. He scored 106 off just 112 balls as they won by five wickets.

Heworth dropped two places to fifth in division three after an encounter at Malton and Old Malton which featured the day's two highest innings totals in the division.

Jon Draper (56), Graham Hogben (68) and Jason Gatus (33) combined to enable Heworth to set a target of 216-7, which, on another day might have been enough against a side that was still without a victory this season.

However, the best bowling figures for the home side of 3-90 from Chris Brigham should have served as a warning that the task of defending this score was not going to be an easy one.

And so it proved, as Dave Bradshaw led the way with an unbeaten 120, with good support coming from Andy Raines (59), to ensure that Malton recorded their first win of the campaign.

Clifton exchanged places with Heworth on the back of an all-round performance from John Myers in their victory against Harrogate. Despite a quick-fire 81 in 63 balls from Charles Crawley, with 62 runs coming in boundaries, Myer's bowling (4-59) helped to restrict Harrogate to an all out score of 188.

He then made exactly 50 in the Alliance reply of 189-4, which also featured an even more aggressive innings of 79 in only 49 balls by Simon Corley, with Paul Atkinson also contributing a useful 36.

Both of the leading teams in division four had to travel this week - and both kept up their winning ways, with Sheriff Hutton defeating Selby and Beverley finishing as comfortable winners over Civil Service.

The inspiration behind the Sheriff Hutton victory was an unbeaten 86 from Edward Taylor, who, with good support from Chris Megone (50), helped the visitors to pass the target of exactly 200 which had been set by Selby.

This had been achieved largely thanks to the efforts of Matthew Hoyle (60) and Malcolm Bowden (72no), despite a return of 4-69 from Simon Thornton.

John Nurden's similar haul of 4-51, however, was not enough to prevent the leaders from securing a five-wicket win.

Bolton Percy dropped into the division five relegation zone, after Bill Preacher's 30 was the only significant contribution in their total of 112 all out, which was never going to be enough to worry a Cawood side - with or without the all-round efforts of Richard Nicholson, who followed his 5-22 with a knock of 75.

At the very bottom, Pocklington suffered a similar fate despite the efforts of Ben Rees (51) as Andy Winfield (4-22) and Darren Barker (3-15) were the pick of the Stamford Bridge bowlers. Despite setting the low target, Pocklington must have thought they were still in with a chance when the visitors stumbled to 32-4, as Rich Williman (4-39) took the first four Bridge wickets.

However, Martin Vasey (41) and Andy Rapson (21) then staged a recovery, and although both went to 15-year old Dan Croft (2-17) before the end, Stamford eventually ran out as winners, to notch only their second victory of the season.

Updated: 10:59 Monday, June 20, 2005