IT may have been a mid-table clash, but Whitkirk and Malton & Old Malton produced a thriller in the Hunters Y&DSCL Premier Division, a rare tied game which saw both sides pick up an impressive haul of points.

Prolific run-getter Simon Webb top scored for visitors Whitkirk with 72 to set up a total of 230-7. Harrison Wood (3-45) was the pick of the host's bowlers.

Ryan Gaughan then matched Webb’s effort by making 72. Neil Johnson (42) and Matthew Turnbull (40) both contributed to Malton's chase but both sides eventually had to be happy with sharing the points.

York's second XI lead the Premier Division, but they were denied victory by Studley Royals' last wicket pair as the visitors held out on 180-9 to draw at Clifton Park.

George Keeley (3-44) and Jonny Moxon (3-22) were among the wickets for the home side but a defiant 100no from Rob Nicholson left them frustrated.

The hosts had scored 239-6. Alex Collins led the way with 69 and he was ably supported by Matthew Bell (47).

Second placed Dunnington closed in by beating Easingwold at home by four wickets. Moin Ashraf took 4-58 as the visitors were restricted to 163-8, with Max Cosgrove making 47.

An unbeaten 60 from Adam Sutcliffe in a successful chase ensured the division's only unbeaten record remained intact.

Folkton & Flixton kept up the pressure on the top two with victory over Beverley Town, who had not lost since the opening day.

The visitor’s total of 209-5 included a half-century from Will Norman (50) and that was boosted by an unbroken stand between Jake Hatton (42no) and Matthew Nesfield (32no).

Peter Shally replied for the home side with 52 but wickets from Jamie Nesfield (3-41) and Tom Norman (3-36) proved decisive.

The division’s bottom two both enjoyed a successful afternoon, although both remain in the relegation places.

Rock-bottom Bolton Percy finally opened their account with an eight wicket win over Driffield Town and Pickering came mighty close to breaking their duck at Hull Zingari, with the host's last wicket pair hanging on to deny them.