Selby'S lead in division six was culled to 30 points when Rowntrees gained a hard won draw after Steve Whisker had threatened to make a massive score.

Selby raced to 50 inside ten overs but then lost a little momentum as Neil Davidson embarked on a 23-over marathon which would eventually see him take 5-63.

Steve Whisker played an array of shots and had reached 89 when he perished in his side's cause. Phil Jolly chipped in with 37 in Selby's total of 193-9.

Rowntrees made a more circumspect start reaching 44 before they lost a wicket with Alan Roberts making 26. Four wickets then fell quickly but a stout rearguard action saw Rowntrees reach safety at 106-7.

Dringhouses notched their sixth win in seven outings when Geoff Smith hit 73 and G Wilson 41 to take them beyond Hemingbrough's score of 163-7 for the loss of only three wickets. Mal Walker's 42 was the main contribution to Hemingbrough's total.

Paul Brereton was a centurion for Civil Service when he rattled up 106 as his side made 225-7 at Cawood. Richard Wells gave sound support with an unbeaten 52 while Karl Blundell had 3-56 for the home side. Nasir Shefta then made 63 for Cawood but Shaun Thompson took 3-29 to help close the innings on 112.

Bottom club Thorp Arch & Boston Spa are still awaiting their first win despite making 173-4 at Stillington. Graham Casey was their leading light with an unbeaten 78.

Stillington's six-wicket win was then built by four batsmen with Dennis North 27 and Chris Manson 38 paving the way for the victory path followed by Peter Dalton 43no and Mike Cook 41no.

Londesbrough's Dick Salmon hit his second century when he plundered an unbeaten 132 off the Wilberfoss attack. His effort enabled Londesbrough to set a target of 210-9. Rob Sawyer then followed his 29 by taking 6-94.

However, their efforts were in vain as Richard Lofthouse made 81 and Ben Jackson 41 to see Wilberfoss to a one-wicket triumph.

Updated: 11:11 Monday, June 14, 2004