Malton and Old Malton have a 42-point lead after crushing fourth placed Carlton Towers by 71 runs in division one.

Darren Wyrill took pride of place with 68 whilst the Johnson brothers, Neil 43 and Greg 52, helped the home side to a total of 224-6. Paul Wright took 3-52 for Towers.

Australian Ryan Bulger then produced a devastating spell which saw him take 8-51 as Carlton were dismissed for 153 with Lee Hanson 82 making more than half his side's runs.

Osbaldwick fell further adrift but retained second place after getting the better of a draw at Hull Zingari.

Glen Jones hit 80 while Robin Bispham made 60no and Steve Jackson 43 as Osbaldwick grabbed full batting points at 218-5. Kevin Deighton, with 3-65, was Hull's best bowler.

When Zingari replied, 18-year-old Danny Scarr hit 67, Adam Taig 52 and Matt Wilkinson 39 but Chris Oldfield took 3-41 to leave Hull with a draw at 199-8.

Hornsea were soundly beaten at Duncombe Park. Brian Leckenby made 61 for the hosts while Peter Kent added 46 before Anthony Plowman, 39no, plundered 23 off the final over to take Park to 239-9.

Ty Shields had one of his best returns when he took 5-86 but then saw his side lose four wickets for just five runs as Adam Raynor 5-41 had the east coast men all at sea. Jonathon Fisher made 33 but the main resistance came from Paul Johnstone who made 72no before running out of partners as Hornsea fell for 160.

Goole Town eased their relegation worries when they beat fellow strugglers Tadcaster Magnet by 18 runs thanks to another fruitful spell from Dave England who took 5-48.

Goole's 157-9 came via Steve Foster 46 and Neil Foster 26 while Paul Downey with 5-42 and Matthew Keel 3-32 ensured that the target was within range. Paul Clark then made 56 and Richard Taylor 25 for Tadcaster but England had good support from teenager Richard Mann who took 3-54 to dismiss the Brewers for 139.

Pocklington's Rod Hinch hit an unbeaten 121 which helped his side reach 192-6 against Whitkirk. Rob Foster then took 3-33 but Craig Shipton made a resolute 65 which just staved off defeat for the Leeds side who made 121-9.

Updated: 11:13 Monday, June 14, 2004