The clash of the two leading sides in division four of Costcutter York and District Senior League ended in an emphatic victory for leaders New Earswick, who defeated a depleted Dunnington side by nine wickets.

Chris Burgess was the only Dunnington batsman to shine, making 59 out of his side's 127 all out as Andy Freeman took 7-57.

Freeman then gained a place in the list of top all-round performances by making 65 and he and James Routledge, 44 not out, raced to their target in only 20 overs.

An unbeaten 68 from Clive Clark took Yapham into second place with a 29 points haul from a five wicket win over Huby.

Mike South hit 67 and Wayne Howell 43 as Huby missed out on full batting points by closing on 199-9 while Tom Fogden took 3-44.

Paul Barnes 30 and Jonathan Flint 32 then set Yapham's platform for a victory bid and despite Dan Grainger's 3-45, Clark was able to take his side to a relatively easy win with four overs to spare.

An injury prevented Stuart Coleman taking his rightful place in the Carlton Towers senior line-up, but his presence in the Snaith side's second XI saw the team gain maximum batting points for the first time when they chalked up 202-5 against Tadcaster Magnet II.

Coleman contributed 44, while Darren Graves made 61 and Martin Denby 31. Matthew Hunt responded with 34 but Carlton skipper Simon Boddye claimed 3-10 and Magnets were never in contention as they held on for a draw at 81-6.

Selby's last pair stole nine points from Thirsk when they held out for a draw and denied the home side the full 30 points bonanza.

Thirsk's batsmen made merry on Bob Hesk's Racecourse track with Nick Ireland hitting 74.

John Harper 53 and Martin Harper 35 not out, enabling Thirsk declare at 243-6 at the end of the 44th over.

Martin Harper then followed with 4-28 and Ireland supported with 3-16 but Stuart Hutchinson (43) denied the hosts an outright win as he manoeuvred Selby to a draw at 134-9.

After a poor start to the season, Sheriff Hutton have rid themselves of the "lowly" tag following a stunning victory at Pocklington which saw them successfully chase a home target of 220-2.

Mark Croft hit an unbeaten 118 as he shared a big unbroken partnership with Dean Wright (59 not out) to take Pocklington to 220-2.

Sheriff Hutton's batsmen set about their task with vigour. Andy Hull hit 68, Eddie Hull 25 then Ben Tompkins swept the Castlemen to a four wicket win with an unbeaten 75. Neil Tattersall took 3-91 and Simon Hill 3-44.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge remain at the foot of the section after failing to match a modest home total of 127-8 at Huntington.

Ex-Huntington bowler Dave Houldridge dismissed four of his former team-mates for 47, but Wally Baynes 32 and Chris Smith 27 saw Huntington to 127-8.

Dave Ellis then made 53 not out as Sheriff Hutton struggled to 95-8 against Steve Beales (5-52) and Wally Baynes (3-41).