SHERIFF Hutton Bridge still hold a comfortable advantage over the chasing pack in Division One of the Hunters York & District Senior League, despite coming off second best in a drawn game at home to Hornsea.

Ashley McKinley's 131 was the stand-out performance in the visitors' 255-9, which included 32 from Mark Battye and featured wickets for Tom Magee (3-54).

Jordan Grose replied with 70 for the leaders but it needed an unbeaten 39 from Nadeem Shefta to secure a share of the points after Richard Medford (5-49) had reduced them to 217-9.

A partnership of 129 between Tony Spence (56) and Olly Grantham (76) set Beverley Town on the way to a 114-run victory over strugglers Sewerby at Norwood Park.

The home side's 272-4 also included 33 from Rob Fish, while Tom Norton (49no) just missed out on a half-century.

The visitors managed only 158 in reply as Joey Franklin claimed 4-26, with Mike Artley's 39 being the only bright spot on another tough day, a fourth straight defeat plunging them into the relegation places for the first time.

Tom Collins' half-century ensured an early finish as Carlton Towers needed just 11.2 overs to chase down Goole Town's meagre total of 88.

Joe Romaniw had earlier taken four wickets to help the visitors extend their unbeaten run to eight matches, which has seen them climb from the relegation place up to third.

Harrogate drop from second to fourth after they suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in the campaign, going down to Dringhouses by four wickets.

The hosts' trio of George Wilson (3-27), Mick Kenyon (3-21) and Tom Storr (4-38) shared all 10 Gate wickets as they were bowled out for 120, despite the determined efforts of George Owram (36) and Cooper Smith (48).

The home side didn't have things all their own way, however, and fought back, taking six wickets, including that of top scorer Andrew Simpson (64) but it proved to no avail.

There were contrasting fortunes for a pair of centurions at Aspin Lane, where Knaresborough entertained Ripon.

Rob Taylor scored 102 for the visitors and was ably supported by Jake Briscombe (48) and Mike Ainsley (44) as they posted 250-3.

Graeme Whiles' 107 on the other hand was something of a lone effort as the home side salvaged a draw with their final pair at the crease, still 69 runs adrift after Dave Henstock had taken 5-32.

James Fletcher was one of four players to hit a ton in the division, with his 111 enabling Pocklington to make 232-8 at home to Heworth, Jonny Lister chipping in with 34.

The visitors had reached 206-8 by the close, Jack Wilkinson proving the mainstay of the reply with 92 as Connaire Brattan finished with 3-32.

The result leaves both sides in a group of five clubs separated by just 15 points, with the likelihood being that two of them will end up being relegated.