PROMOTION-favourites Sheriff Hutton Bridge II remained on course for the Hunters York & District Senior League division one title with victory at Sewerby.

Nadeem Shefta took 4-43 as the hosts were dismissed for 110, which included a top score of 34 from Aidy Long.

The visitors, who have not lost since the opening day, cruised to a seven-wicket win, with Jack Hugill (30) the leading contributor.

Second-placed Harrogate increased their advantage over those below with a resounding eight-wicket win over Goole Town at St George’s Road.

Ben Bartlett took 4-16 as the visitors were dismissed for 136, despite the efforts of Oscar Sugden (39) and Scott Thorpe (36).

Among the division's top scorers, Andy Hawkswell set up victory with 75, with George Owram (30 not out) finishing off.

Carlton Towers' comprehensive nine-wicket win over Knaresborough continued their excellent recent run which has seen them go from relegation candidates to promotion hopefuls.

Dave Girling made 87 of the visitors’ 142, as home bowlers Tom Collins (3-49) and Jake Dawson (3-16) both picked up three wickets.

Collins completed a memorable all-round performance by remaining unbeaten on 77 as the visitors eased to their target with Henry Bayston (35) the only casualty.

Heworth’s last-wicket pair denied Beverley Town victory at Elm Park as the home side closed on 161-9 in reply to the visitors' 211.

Robert Fish finished unbeaten on 64 in the Town total, which included runs from the division's leading run-scorer, Will Parker (31), and Alan Acklam (42).

Neil Martin (42) and Reece Martin (58no) played key roles for the hosts as they battled for points in the face of some excellent bowling by James Emery (4-18).

Dringhouses left Hornsea empty-handed following a match dominated by the bowlers.

The home duo of Ash McKinley (40) and Rich Medforth (45) helped their side to 204, Tom Storr taking 3-38 and Jacob Green 3-41.

Medforth (3-24) was on form with with the ball too, but it was Glen Ratcliffe's remarkable figures of 5-8 which were ultimately responsible for the visitors being bowled out for 119, despite Liam Hancey’s spirited 37.

Connaire Bratten’s 6-22 helped Pocklington to a 56-run victory at Ripon, his performance overshadowing a fine all-round performance by the hosts' Jake Briscombe who took 3-33 and scored a half-century in a losing cause.

Neal Jackson’s 69 was the other standout performance of the match as the visitors made 159-8 before bowling out the hosts for 103.