HUNTERS York & District Senior League leaders York bounced back from last week's surprise defeat to relegation- threatened Pickering with a resounding 102-run victory over Beverley Town at Norwood Park.

Ben Robinson (62) and captain Nick Kay (76no) helped the visitors reach 277-7, the total also including contributions from both Ted Patmore (34) and Ben Harris (30).

Pete Shally replied with 40 for the home side, who were bowled out for 175, Tom Forsdyke finishing with 4-40.

Folkton & Flixton, who had been as high as second a fortnight ago, slid to fifth after they were soundly beaten by promotion rivals Dunnington.

Wickets from former Yorkshire pace bowler Moin Ashraf (4-35) and David Brent (3-52) helped to dismiss the visitors for 159, with only Tom Norman (38) and Jamie Nesfield (30) making any impression with the bat.

It was a different story after the break, however, as Jack Bolam (81no) and George Drury (48no) both finished unbeaten to keep up the pressure on York, who they trail by just three points.

Whitkirk gained ground on third-placed Studley Royal, with James Ineson's five-wicket haul setting the visitors on the way to a six-wicket win after the hosts were bowled out for 174.

Things could have been much worse for the home side, who were 89-8 before runs down the order from Jim Grange (48) and Oliver Fryer (28no) helped to spare their blushes.

The visitors also lost early wickets, which were down entirely to James Clarkson (4-37), but a fourth-wicket partnership of 118 between Sam Parker (50) and Jack Wood steadied the nerves, with Wood seeing his side home with an unbeaten 74.

Hull & Zingari's run of good form continued as they won for the third week in a row, with the latest success coming at Driffield Town.

Harvey Dixon (79) and Nicky Johnson (59) provided the majority of the home side's runs as they were bowled out for 210.

Matthew Bunn finished with 5-29, and he was also instrumental in the run chase, finishing unbeaten on 42 alongside Guy Martinson (32no) after Jack Storey (79) had given early momentum to the chase.

Michael Linsley dominated Malton & Old Malton's victory over strugglers Bolton Percy.

He took six wickets for 37 as the hosts were bowled out for 155, with only Jacob Green (32) making any score of note.

The all-rounder then smashed an unbeaten 81 as, alongside Neil Johnson (51no), they chased down the target off only 25.2 overs for the loss of just one wicket.

Having recorded their first win of the season last week, Pickering followed up with their second, and victory at home to Easingwold was enough to lift them out of the relegation places.

Sean Dixon made 30 for the visitors and Zac Wilson an unbeaten 69 but they could only manage 209-9, which proved to be well within the visitors' reach, with Isaac Christopher's 46 paving the way for Ryan Taylor (59no) and Colin Frank (45no) to see their side home.