None of the games in the premier division were completed as the weather took its toll.

The west York derby between Heworth and Osbaldwick was tipped in favour of the visitors as Dave Thompson reduced Heworth to 126-7 by taking 5-56.

However, the curtailment to the derby duel then came after 41 overs.

The most play was at Beverley where the home side were in dire straights after being reduced to 78-6 in 31 overs after Clifton Alliance had made 209-7.

Simon Dwyer led the way for the York side with 61, while Australian Luke Wells added 39 with Barry Sayer flying the flag for the home side with 5-65.

When Beverley batted, Ollie Grantham made 31 but Richard Musgrave put the skids under the Town with 4-9 in an eight-over spell and Beverley were no doubt relieved when the umpires called off play because off the bad light.

Hosts Carlton Towers had reached 109-5 against Thirsk before the stoppage.

Lee Hanson was top scorer with 32, while Paul Wright made 29 but another typically canny Barry Petty spell earned him 3-25.

In the remaining game, Woodhouse Grange were in some trouble at 64-4 when rain stopped play after 13 overs. Acomb's Andy Sykes had captured three wickets at a cost of 55 runs, whereas Dave Sykes was much meaner mood in taking 1-9.

The game at Sessay, where leaders Pickering were due to play, failed to even make a start with thew downpours arriving just after the toss had been made.

Updated: 10:40 Monday, May 19, 2003