STUDLEY Royal are the new leaders of the Hunters York & District Senior League after they won for the third straight week, with the latest success coming at home against Bolton Percy, who are winless and bottom of the table.

Tom Atkinson top-scored with 63 for the visitors but three wickets each from Matt Coad (3-24) and Charlie Scatchard (3-27) restricted them to 157-9.

The hosts didn't have things entirely their own way, losing five wickets in the chase, but 28 each from Charlie Scatchard and Dan Coad helped to see them over the line.

Folkton & Flixton climbed into the top two, courtesy of an 83-run victory at Pickering.

Half-centuries from Tom Norman (67) and Connor Stephenson (58) helped inspire the visitors to 244-8, despite the best efforts of Kieran Bowes (4-70).

The home side, who have lost all of their opening five games, were dismissed for 161, with the only bright spots being the innings of Matthew Butler (44) and Michael Brown (31) as HarryWalmsley took 3-35, and Norman rounded off an excellent personal performance with 5-45.

York's defeat at Dunnington, their first of the season, meant that they relinquished top spot.

Bevan Fawcett made 50 and Ben Robinson 49 in a disappointing total of 160 for the visitors, which included wickets for Dave Brent (3-22) and Luke Kilby (3-38).

George Drury struck 73 for the hosts, and former York all-rounder Jake Murphy made 30 to help overhaul his former side's total for the loss of five wickets.

In a close finish at Back Lane, newly-formed Hull & Zingari tasted victory for the first time as they beat Easingwold with just three overs to spare.

Hayden Bradley top-scored for the home side with 35 out of 181-8, which included three wickets from Nathan Johnson (3-29).

Jack Storey played the pivotal role for the visitors, making 72, and Lawrence Wilkinson contributed 29 as they reached the target with six wickets down, three of which went to Steve Piercy (3-43).

A stand of 180 between Mike Linsley (77) and Tom Bumby (122) helped Malton & Old Malton reach 278-7 at home to Driffield Town, but a defiant unbeaten 40 from Ben Lawrence meant that the visitors secured at share of the points, despite only just reaching half of the target, having got to 144-8 by the close.

Beverley Town came away from Whitkirk with a first victory thanks to a fine all-round team performance.

Thomas Hayrack (4-27) and Jamie Roe (4-23) shared eight wickets as the home side were dismissed for 153, despite both George Walker (47) and Rob Flynn (44no) coming close to half-centuries.

James Malthouse took 3-32 when the visitors batted, but runs from Ben Hatfield (42) and Brad Dobson (32) proved decisive in the four-wicket win.