SHERIFF Hutton Bridge preserved their 14-match unbeaten run with a draw at home to third-placed Carlton Towers but the Hunters York & District Senior League Division One leaders were made to fight hard to maintain that record.

Despite wickets for Jordan Grose (3-34) and Tom Magee (3-32), the visitors still managed to reach 204, thanks largely to Tom Collins (65) and 32 each from Joe Romaniw and Jake Dawson.

The home side's batting lacked the major individual innings that would have carried them to victory, but instead a number of players made starts and then got out, leaving them on 156-7 by the close.

Despite being ineligible for promotion themselves, Beverley Town put a dent in Harrogate's hopes of a top finish with a resounding 196-run victory at Norwood Park.

A batting masterclass from Will Parker, who made 162 from a total of 282-5, set up a third consecutive victory for the home side.

Rob Fish also chipped in with 40 but in the end Parker's runs alone would have been enough as the visitors were dismissed for only 86, Ed Chappell (4-6) and Joey Franklin (3-4) finishing with outstanding analyses, and Connor Bowden (3-46) picking up the remainder of the wickets.

The match between Goole Town and Knaresborough proved to a similarly one-sided affair, with the home side winning by 82 runs in a low-scoring contest.

Town pair Ben Earl (53) and Scott Thorpe (44) turned in by far the best batting performances of the match as their side reached 167, despite Jordan Tear (4-36) and Graeme Whiles (4-39) being among the wickets.

The visitors struggled in the face of some tight bowling from Ben Lamb (4-42) and Guy Richardson (3-8), only just managing to score half their opponents total before being bowled out.

The match between Heworth and Hornsea at Elm Park lasted little more than half its scheduled duration after the visitors were bowled out for 77, with Alfie Oliver taking 3-25.

Guy Wilkinson led the home side's charge to victory with an unbeaten half-century as they chased down the target inside 18 overs to increase their chances of avoiding relegation.

David Simpson (91) missed out on a century for Dringhouses but his innings dominated the side's victory in a low- scoring match with Pocklington.

Richard Foster (3-45) and Ben Shingles (4-40) restricted the visitors to 162, despite Simpson's heroics, but their batsman were unable to take advantage of the good work, eventually falling 30 runs short, Andrew Anderson the top scorer with 33 as both Michael Kenyon (3-27) and Tom Storr (3-46) picked up wickets.