THE Hunters York & District Senior League leaders left it late to secure their third straight win, scoring 120 inside the final 12 overs against Bolton Percy.

Toby Giddings, with 63 off 29 balls, and an unbeaten half-century from Nick Brunner (51no) ensured that York maintained a slender advantage over Dunnington.

An upset looked on the cards after the competition's bottom side had posted 249-9 at Clifton Park, with Alistair Rigby top-scoring with 69 and Danny White making 32.

Ben Robinson gave the home side an early boost with 70 but it took some big hitting late on the secure the points.

Dunnington enjoyed a much more relaxing afternoon as they made it four in a row with a six-wicket win at home to Pickering, who had been enjoying something of a revival of late after a disappointing first half to the campaign. Both Max Harland (57) and Colin Frank (50) made half-centuries for the visitors but wickets from the competition's leading wicket-taker Moin Ashraf (4-60) and David Brent (3-44) restricted the total to 188.

Mark Clarkson led the chase with 93, and a further 63 from George Drury meant the result was seldom, if ever, in doubt.

Whitkirk are up to third following a 46-run victory over Driffield Town on the back of Simon Webb's third century of the campaign.

Oliver West and Mike O'Brien produced similar performances but suffered contrasting emotions by the close.

West took 4-54 and remained unbeaten on 30 for the visitors, but O'Brien (36no and 4-40) finished the happier, with his wickets helping dismiss 'Town for 179 as they chased 225-8 .

In truth it was a match full of notable performances but it was the efforts of the all-rounders and Webb that stood out most.

Success in three of the last four outings have seen Malton & Old Malton climb the table steadily, which was in stark contrast to Folkton & Flixton, whose poor form has seen them heading in the opposite direction, so it was perhaps predictable that the match at Malton would go the way of the home side.

Will Norman (50) and Harry Walmsley (60) both reached 50 for the visitors, who closed on 214-9, Matthew Turnbull taking 4-61 before making a half-century in reply.

Steve Linsley top-scored with 62 for the home side as they won by four wickets, with Nick Schofield there at the end on 30.

A century from Max Cosgrove (122) and an unbeaten 52 from Elliot Oates secured just a third win of the season for Easingwold as they beat Studley Royal at Back Lane by four wickets.

There was also a century for James Clarkson, who scored 102 in the visitors' 221-6, which included 63 from Matthew Coad, who would later take three wickets.

However, the bowling honours went to Paul Skilbeck (5-53), who took all but one of the Studley wickets.

The mid-table battle between Beverley Town and Hull Zingari went the way of the visitors.

Town's Harry Gamble (77) and Ben Hatfield (61) were responsible for more than half the side's 248, with James Anson (5-83) taking much of the bowling credits.

Ben Wilkinson made 56 for the newly-merged outfit and Jack Storey 33 but they were eventually dismissed for 189, with Tom Haytack bagging 3-34.