AN UNBEATEN century from Dave Bradshaw (101no) and 60 from Paul Oldfield helped Sheriff Hutton Bridge keep a tight grip on the leadership of Hunters York & District Senior League Division One, despite being denied victory by visiting Goole Town's last-wicket pair.

The home side's 257-5 also included 38 from Harry Sutcliffe, while Tom Wilson contributed 40 and then took 4-35 as the visitors were restricted to 225-9.

Harrogate's batsmen made the most of favourable conditions at Elm Park Way, reaching 311-5 against Heworth.

Ben Kempley (109) top-scored with a century for the visitors, while George Owran scored 80 and George Hampson finished on 52 not out.

It was a different story when the home side batted, with only Steve Lawrence (35) making any score of note as Charlie Holtham (4-50), Rob Horbury (3-32) and Conner O'Donnell (3-23) combined to dismiss their hosts' for 128.

Beverley Town recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they got the better of Knaresborough by 52 runs.

A second-wicket partnership worth 163 between Will Parker (100) and Ben Fish (70) laid the platform for the home side's 221-6.

Fish (3-21) then completed a memorable personal performance, and Jacob Hunter (3-25) also took three wickets, while Nathan Cutts top-scored for the visitors with 43 in their 169 all out.

Hornsea and Pocklington swapped places at the foot of the table, with Glen Ratcliffe (5-30) and Joe Butterworth (4-24) combining to bowl out Pocklington for 128 and give the home side a much-needed boost.

Earlier in the day, both Andrew Anderson (3-26) and Rich Foster (3-2) took three wickets but runs for the hosts from Jon Fisher (57) and Paul Clappison (36) would prove decisive, a total of 204 turning out to be well beyond the visitors' reach.

Aidy Long bagged 3-26 as Sewerby bowled out Dringhouses for 103.

George Wilson responded with 5-59 for the visitors but Sam Wragg's 33 was the difference in a match where runs were hard to come by.

Victory for Sewerby by four wickets helped them climb to fourth, while consecutive defeats have dropped Dringhouses into the relegation places.

Carlton Towers took the honours, if not the victory, from a drawn match at mid-table rivals Ripon.

The visitors, having been bowled out for 227, missed out on maximum points when the hosts closed on 175-8.