YORK II maintained a slender two-point advantage over Dunnington at the top of the Hunters York & District Senior League premier division following a resounding victory over Driffield Town at Kings Mill Road.

An unbeaten century from Bevan Fawcett (100 not out) helped the visitors reach 198-7 despite the efforts of Jamie Greveson (4-48) and Nick Johnson (3-58).

The hosts mustered only 91 in reply, with Chris Burn taking 5-25 and Tom Forsdyke 4-22.

Dunnington won for a third consecutive week, beating Beverley Town by four wickets.

Dave Brent (5-35) and Moin Ashraf (3-50) were heavily involved as the home side were bowled out for 186, Ben Hatfield’s (52) half-century not enough to inspire the hosts.

George Drury (43) and Jack Bolam (33) both made useful contributions in the visitors' reply and Daniel Barrett (35no) saw them over the line.

Third-placed Studley Royal beat a resurgent Pickering, but missed out on maximum points thanks to a defiant unbeaten half-century from Kieran Bowes (56no).

A century from Matthew Coad (125) and an unbeaten 60 from Nick Stuart contributed to the home side's impressive total of 311-5.

Royal’s Oliver Fryer finished with the best figures in the match of 3-33 and Ryan Taylor made 58 but it was largely thanks to Bowes that the home side avoided defeat and distanced themselves from the bottom two.

Whitkirk won by four wickets at Folkton & Flixton to keep up the pressure on third place which, with York II ineligible for promotion, is likely to lead to a spot in the Yorkshire Premier League North.

Tom Norman made 77 in an otherwise disappointing show from the home side who were dismissed for 159, with Mark Murphy (3-24), Sam Bateman (3-25) and Michael O'Brien (3-29) in the wickets.

The visitors did not have things all their own way as Norman took 3-58, but runs from Michael O'Brien (40) and an unbeaten half-century from Sam Parker (56no) made it three wins from the last four.

A century from Shaun Harland (101) inspired a Malton & Old Malton victory at Hull Zingari by a single wicket despite an excellent effort from James Anson with 5-62.

The home side, led by Guy Martinson (83) and Laurence Wilkinson (50), reached 241 with Adam Spaven taking 4-59 as the hosts were bowled out with an over to spare.

The day’s other game was a low-scoring affair, Bolton Percy making 134 before bowling out visitors Easingwold for just 69.

Bolton, despite this second win of term, remain rooted to the foot of the table, while only one win in the last 11 for Easingwold has seen them slide from second to ninth.