BOLTON Percy recorded their sixth division three win of the season when they beat Malton & Old Malton by 81 runs and they now have a 38-point lead.

Dave Russell continued to prosper following his return to his home club and made 72 while Alistair Rigby hit 38 as Bolton warded off the threat posed by Shane Bonsor 4-44 to make 204-9.

For Malton, Andy Tyres made 40 but lacked support as Jamie Snewin grabbed 5-34 and Rigby completed a satisfying day by taking 4-34 as Malton were dismissed for 123.

Acomb conceded valuable ground on the leaders when they suffered an agonising one-wicket defeat at the hands of Stillington in a low scoring affair. John Webster 43 and James Byford 25 offered some resistance but Wayne Linton captured 5-32 as Acomb struggled to 120-9.

Dave Stroughair then hit back with aplomb as he took 6-51 but Linton with 32 and Kevin Borwell 26 did just enough to sneak a Stillington victory.

Bubwith's batsmen were in rampant form when they raced past a Pickering total of 178-6 to record a five-wicket win in just 31 overs. Andy Hill just failed to register a three figure score for the Pikes when he batted through for 95no while Rob Aconley 31 and Ian Johnson 29 helped their side's cause. Johnson followed with 3-31 but could do nothing to stem the flow of runs from Paul Van Dyke who cracked 88 as Bubwith romped home with 14 overs to spare.

Yapham lost the bottom of the table encounter with Heworth who built on a slow start to go past Yapham's 149-7 in the 41st over. Barry Pearson made 54 and Clive Clark 28 for the villagers who were sorely troubled by veteran Trev Walton who took 5-50.

Jonathon Draper's 33 was the main contribution from Heworth's top order before Jim Preston made 40no and Joel Johnson 32no to take Heworth to 151-5.

New Earswick had their last pair at the crease when their game against Clifton Alliance ended in a draw. Paul Stimpson took 5-51 to help dismiss Clifton for 184 with runs coming from Simon Corley 41, Richard Hunter 48, Paul Atkinson 31 and Paul Walton 32. Andrew James replied with 64 but Alex Renton kept the Alliance intact with 4-39 as Earswick moved to 160-9.

Woodhouse Grange remain firmly at the foot of the section after their six-wicket defeat at the hands of neighbouring Wilberfoss. Stuart Craven made 29 as Grange were bowled out for 104 with Nick Guyan taking 5-43. Dave Chaplin then led the way to victory with an unbeaten 60.

Updated: 11:12 Monday, June 14, 2004