SHERIFF Hutton Bridge extended the lead over the chasing pack in Hunters York & District Senior League Division One with a four-wicket win over a Pocklington side who had won their previous two matches to finally climb out of the relegation places.

Andrew Anderson (32), Ben Thompson (41) and Alex Downey (36) all made useful runs but none were able to play the sort of innings that would have set the runaway leaders a more challenging total than 175-7.

The visitors didn't have things all their own way but an assured unbeaten half-century from Harry Sutcliffe (59no) was sufficient to secure a third straight win.

Second-placed Harrogate lost for only the second time this season as they went down by 38 runs to Carlton Towers. Garrick Eckard (5-33) and Ben Bartlett (4-50) looked to have given the home side the advantage as, despite the efforts of Henry Bayston (33) and Jake Dawson (43), the visitors were all out for 189.

George Hampson (42) made a valiant effort to keep the hosts on track but they could only reach 151, with Robert Holah claiming 3-25.

Beverley Town sit third after they won a low-scoring contest against Hornsea.

The visitors struggled against James Emery (4-54) and Joey Franklin (3-10), with only Glen Ratcliffe (30) and Joe Butterworth (32no) getting going as they were all out for 131.

The home side did lose six wickets, but after 41 from Olly Grantham and 40 from Tony Spencer they were able to secure a result which maintains their promotion challenge.

Knaresborough, who defeated Sewerby by 94 runs, are also still in the mix.

Two sides languishing at the foot of the table went head to head at St Helens Road, and it was hosts Dringhouses who secured a morale-boosting victory by four wickets against Ripon.

It was a low-scoring affair, with the visitors making just 136-8, despite an unbeaten half-century from Mike Morton (51no).

Daniel Crewe (3-25) managed to take wickets for the visitors but they were unable to defend the total, with Andrew Simpson top-scoring with 47 for the home side.

A fascinating match between Goole Town and Heworth finished with the sides separated by just four runs, with home side Town securing the majority of the points with a slender advantage.

The home side recovered from a disastrous start of 8-3, with Ben Earl (35), Kevin Murphy (51) and Scott Thorpe (43) all playing a part in the rebuilding process before Jack Wilkinson took three wickets late on to restrict the recovery to 197-9.

Heworth skipper Neil Martin made 80 and Chris Barratt 30 but Louis Sugden (3-50) and Kevin Murphy (3-27) kept the game close all the way through.