YORK II replaced Studley Royal at the top of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division as an unbeaten 70 from skipper Nick Kay secured his side a five-wicket win over the former leaders.

James Clarkson (52) hit a half-century for the home side at Galphy Road, Dan Craven just missing out with 48, as both Kay (2-27) and Tom Forsdike (2-41) picked up two wickets in a total of 178-8.

Clarkson also took 2-29 early on in York's reply but a partnership of 97 between Kay and Guy Darwin (51) set up the visitors’ fourth win of the season.

The division's leading bowler, Moin Ashraf, was again in the wickets, this time taking 6-62 as Easingwold were bowled out for 96 at Back Lane.

Dave Brent also picked up 3-32 for visitors Dunnington while an unbeaten 44 from Ryan Waite salvaged some pride for the hosts. The visitors reached their target inside 26 overs, Jack Bolam finishing 42 not out.

Dunnington’s reward for back-to-back victories over the Bank Holiday Weekend is a place in the top two, just four points behind York.

Driffield Town’s first victory of the season came at the expense of bottom side Bolton Percy who have now lost five of their first six.

This latest setback came at Kings Mill Road and was largely down to Alex Terry, who hit an unbeaten 90 as the home side chased down 180-9 to win by seven wickets.

The successful pursuit also included 38 from Kevin Woodcock, Joe Stowe (3-48) taking the only wickets to fall.

Earlier, Jamie Greveson (4-38) and Tom Hudson (3-57) had shared seven of the visitors' wickets, Ed Noble (45) and Joe White (31) contributing most of their side's runs.

Beverley Town brought to an end Folkton & Flixton’s unbeaten start to the season winning by seven wickets at Filey Road.

An unbroken fourth-wicket partnership between Brad Dobson (77no) and Ollie Grantham (61no) secured a weekend double for the visitors.

Joey Franklin had earlier taken 4-49 as F&F, who began the day in second place, struggled to reach 177-9. Harry Walmsley (35) and Will Hutchinson (32) made starts and Marley Ward finished on 32 not out, but the innings lacked the big score which would have provided a more challenging total.

Pickering came out on top at the Recreation Ground but were denied a first victory of the season by Hull Zingari’s last-wicket pair.

The home side’s total of 276-8 was a real team effort with six batsmen going beyond 30. Dan Ward topped the list with 54, skipper Dave Greenlay made 43 and, in the first half of an excellent all-round display, Kieran Bowes was unbeaten on 45. James Anson picked up 3-82 for the visitors but he was overshadowed in the second half of the match by Bowes who took 6-67.

Jack Storey (82), Tom Appleyard (44) and Matthew Bunn (42) kept the contest alive and the visitors hung on, reaching 245-9 by the close.

Whitkirk came away from their match with Malton & Old Malton with the lion’s share of the points but only 22 runs separated the sides by the close of an intriguing contest.

George Walker (41no) was in the runs for the second time in three days and his efforts, alongside a half-century from Simon Webb (55) and 35 from Sean Pickles, led to a total of 232-6 for the hosts, Harrison Wood finishing with 3-62.

Neil Johnson (35), Ben Holtby (35) and Nick Schofield (45) all made useful runs for Malton but none was able to play the decisive innings that may have got their side over the line, Webb (4-47) keeping things just about under control.