A DRAW with Hull Zingari may have ended Dunnington's six-match winning run but they remain on course for the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League title, having a significant lead over nearest challengers York.

Adam Sutcliffe top-scored for the leaders with 87 as they made 234 before being bowled out, with James Anson (4-53) doing the best with the ball.

Despite 61 from Jack Storey, the visitors could only reach 183-8 in reply, Dave Brent being the pick of the visitors' bowlers with 3-47.

Second-placed York got back to winning ways, having lost their last two, by beating Malton & Old Malton at Clifton Park by 118 runs.

The home side's 247 was the result of a collective effort, with Ben Robinson (49) and Richard Love (48) narrowly missing out on half-centuries, while Iain Jarvis and Toby Giddings both contributed 43.

There were three wickets each for Adam Spaven (3-49) and Harrison Wood (3-75) but when their side came to bat, only Steve Linsley (38) withstood the efforts of Nick Kay (5-29) and Tom Forsdike (3-40) to any degree as the visitors were bowled out for 129.

Whitkirk suffered a surprise defeat at Bolton Percy, losing by 27 runs, and that gave Folkton & Flixton the opportunity to close the gap in the race for the second promotion place.

They were seven-wicket winners at home to Studley Royal, for whom Rob Mackle (37) headed a quartet each of whom reached 30 but failed to go on, resulting in a below-par total of 215, Harry Walmsley being the pick of the hosts' bowlers finishing with 4-52.

The home side soon had the chase under control, with Rich Malthouse (78) and Will Hutchinson (38) paving the way for an unbeaten stand between Will Norman (51no) and Matthew Nesfield (39no) to see them to a third straight victory.

A seventh straight defeat leaves Driffield Town requiring a dramatic turnaround in their fortunes if they are to avoid relegation, with the latest setback coming at home to Pickering by 91 runs.

David Greenlay's 93 for the visitors proved to be the margin between the sides but he received support in building a sizable total of 283-6 from Dan Ward (35) and Andy Sharman (38) before Ryan Taylor added an unbeaten 42 towards the end.

Jordan Caley took 3-51 for the hosts but the bowling honours went to the visiting pair of Michael Brown (4-51) and Tom Croot (3-43), whose efforts helped to dismiss the home side for 192, despite the efforts of Jon Vodden (48) and Kevin Woodcock (51).

Peter Shally top-scored with 82 at Norwood Park, where Beverley Town were denied victory by Easingwold's last- wicket pair.

Bradley Graham (4-24) and Matthew Mudd (3-38) combined to take seven of the visitors' wickets as they closed on 142-9 in reply to the home side's 254-7.

Steve Piercy top-scored with 31 but it was never going to be enough after Andrew Burton (44) and Greg Whyley (63no) had helped set such an imposing target.