SCARBOROUGH made it four wins from four in Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North with a close-fought victory over Woodhouse Grange at North Marine Road.

For the second time in a week, Darren Harland underpinned the home side's innings.

A half-century saw them over the line in the re-arranged fixture against Harrogate on Bank Holiday Monday, and on this occasion his 72, with support from James Pick (33), Oliver Stephenson (37) and skipper Sam Drury (48), helped his side reach 214-6.

The visitors were always in the hunt as Simon Tennant (35), Chris Bilton (34) and Tom Young (37) made positive contributions, while Ben Elvidge, with 3-47 from 13 overs, ensured the contest remained close.

An unbroken partnership of 53 between Steve Burdett (25no) and Sam Tennant (30no) might have gone on to win the game but the pair ran out of overs 18 runs shy of the target as Grange picked up four points.

York are four points behind leaders Scarborough with a game in hand, and boast the competition's only 100 per cent record after beating Harrogate by 162 runs.

Jonathan Tattersall (88) and Duncan Snell (112) continued their outstanding start to the campaign with a third three-figure opening stand in as many weeks, the latest one reaching 211.

Oliver Batchelor (39) added to the hosts' problems before Tom Geeson-Brown (4-73) applied the brakes late on.

The home side's target of 294 became even more daunting as they lost three wickets before the score had reached 30.

It turned out to be a dream return, however, for Tattersall, who left St George Road at the end of last season as he picked up five wickets, reducing his former side to 131 all out.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge sit just below the top two, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season with victory over Driffield Town at Kings Mill Road.

Yorkshire's Matthew Fisher, better known for his bowling, played a starring role for the visitors with the bat, making 77, and a partnership of 80 for the third wicket with his elder brother Mark (65) gave Bridge the perfect platform for Robert Pinder (60) and Russell Robinson (35no) to build on.

Jamie Hopper picked up three wickets at a cost of 80 in a final total of 313-6.

Opener Alec Drury (63) led the hosts' response with a half-century but, despite the contributions of Kavindu Kulasekara (32) and Harry Burnhill (49), victory remained out of reach.

All three were dismissed by Russell Robinson (5-53) but the visitors were unable to capitalise by dismissing their hosts, who closed on 237-7, which was enough to secure them a couple of points.

Stamford Bridge bounced back from their previous week's defeat to Woodhouse Grange by scoring the day's highest total, plundering 323 from 50 overs against an Acomb side still in search of their first win.

Max Maciver (108) led the way with a run-a-ball century, while Bridge's two Ryans, Gibson (42) and McKendry (53), both cashed in, as did overseas all-rounder Pradeeptha Gunaratne (45).

Joe Dale was on the receiving end of most of the punishment, conceding 92 runs from 13 overs despite taking four wickets, and behind the stumps Joe Schofield took four catches.

In the visitors' innings, opener Stuart Boyle made 36 against his former side after which they slumped to 92-6, with Sri Lankan Gunaratne taking five of the wickets.

Aiden Burton (36) and Gavin Paton (27) gave the score an air of respectability but by then the game was over as a contest, with Ollie Bocking (3-32) sealing victory as Bridge returned to winning ways with 13 overs to spare.

Overseas signing Liam Hope-Shackley (103) hit a century for Clifton Alliance as they secured a first win of the season at Sessay.

The Australian shared a stand of 144 with skipper Scott Hopkinson (64) as the visitors scored the 221 required for victory with almost 10 overs to spare for the loss of five wickets, although there was something of a scare late on as four of those fell with less than 30 needed.

That came in reply to the hosts' 218-8, Joseph Watson (31) and Nick Harrison (47) rebuilding after the home side had been two down with just a single on the board.

At the other end of the innings, Christopher Till (30no) and Stuart Peirse (28no) shared an unbroken 50 stand for the ninth wicket. Samuel Grant was the pick of the Alliance bowlers with 3-38 from 13 overs.

Yorkshire Academy and Castleford both went into the match at Weetwood in search of a win to kick start their season, and it was the home side who opened their account with a 72-run victory.

Tom Loten continued his impressive start to the season, adding 71 to his previous scores of 48 and 51.

He and Harry Duke (51no) put on 68 for the sixth wicket either side of which wickets fell, Castleford's spinners David Wainwright (2-32) and Eddie Morrison (3-55) combining to challenge their hosts, who closed on 179-9.

The visitors struggled in reply, with skipper Wainwright top-scoring with 21, being one of only four batsmen to reach double figures as they were bowled out for 107.

Joshua Sullivan was the pick of the bowlers with 3-20.