YORK were the only winners on a rain soaked day in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League Premier Division, and as a result increased their lead over Dunnington at the top of the table.

The leaders travelled to Whitkirk, escaping the worst of the weather, and took full advantage of their good fortune winning by 81 runs.

Having opted to bat first, skipper Nick Kay (40), Alex Collins (48) and Tom Spearman (34) all played their part as the visitors reached 182-9, Angus Fairburn the pick of the host’s bowlers taking 3-50. Chris Burn responded with 3-36 as the home side were dismissed for 101.

Alistair Rigby’s (103) century went unrewarded for bottom side Bolton Percy when their match at Folkton & Flixton was abandoned early in the second innings.

Jamie Nesfield (4-69) and Richard Malthouse (3-41) were both in the wickets for the visitors, but the home side still managed to reach 261 before being bowled out, the total including a half-century from Tom Atkinson (71). The home side had just begun their reply reaching 37-1 when play was abandoned.

The match at Pickering followed a similar pattern this time with the home side batting first. Dan Ward (35), Max Harland (34) and Ryan Taylor (37) all made starts but could not go on which contributed to the hosts being dismissed for 171. Matthew Mudd (3-51) and Jamie Roe (3-32) both took three wickets to secure maximum bowling points, but little else was possible as less than four overs into the second innings the game was called off.

Second-placed Dunnington were left frustrated at King Mill Road where hosts Driffield Town had reached 90-3 from 25.2 overs when play was abandoned. There was no play possible at either of the remaining fixtures, Easingwold v Malton & Old Malton and Studley Royal v Hull & Zingari.