SHERIFF Hutton Bridge increased the advantage over their Hunters York & District Division One rivals with victory over third-placed Beverley Town.

The win was even more significant given that Harrogate dropped points at Hornsea.

Wickets from Jordan Grose (3-35) and Tom Wilson (3-20) gave the leaders the advantage as, despite 71 from Will Parker, the visitors were dismissed for 189.

A strong performance from the hosts' top order, led by Jack Hugill (68), included runs from Paul Oldfield (39), David Bradshaw (49) and Paul Scaling (30) as Bridge completed a comfortable chase with just four wickets down.

Harrogate were indebted to their last-wicket pair as they held on to salvage a draw from a high-scoring encounter at Hornsea.

Paul Clappison (92) was dismissed in sight of a century as the home side posted a formidable-looking 294-7, but in a match dominated by batsman on both sides, it was the performances of Joe Butterworth (4-51) and Ashley McKinley (3-68) for the home side that stood out.

Half-centuries for the visitors from Oliver Horberry (59) and George Hampson (52), alongside runs from Andrew Hawkswell (48) and Will Topham (49), put the visitors in with a chance of victory but they eventually closed on 279-9, still 15 runs adrift.

Knaresborough's Andy Ward (139) and Sam Ryan (136) shared an opening stand of 238 as they thrashed Heworth by 201 runs.

The visitors scored 335-5 before bowling out their hosts for 134, with Graham Whiles the pick of the bowlers with 4-17.

Only Neil Martin (37) and Nick Brunner (30) offered any resistance of note but neither could halt the visitors' continued push for promotion.

Goole Town didn't have things all their own way, despite bowling out Ripon for just 90.

Wickets from Ben Lamb (4-22) and Matthew Cooper (3-21) looked to have set up a straightforward victory, but Jake Briscombe struck back with 3-25 as the visitors lost half of their side chasing down the total.

Pocklington climbed off the foot of the table, but remain in the relegation places after a hard-fought victory at Cliff Top.

Andrew Anderson top-scored for the visitors with 65, and both James Fletcher (35) and Richard Readman (34) made useful contributions before they were bowled out for 219, with Sewerby's Chris Mann finishing with 4-26.

That the home side got to within 28 runs was largely down to Steve Janney (82) and Sam Wragg (59), but the visitors were not to be denied, with both Conor Bratten (4-28) and Richard Foster (4-42) among the wickets. Dringhouses replace Pocklington on the bottom after they got the worst of a draw against Carlton Towers.