HUNTERS York & District Division One leaders Sheriff Hutton Bridge secured a first victory in almost a month with a nine-wicket win at Harrogate.

Mike Smith (3-29) and Isaac Gianini (3-24) each picked up three wickets as the home side were dismissed for 107, which included 38 from Cameron O'Donnell.

The visitors made light work of the chase. Paul Oldfield (40 not out) and Jordan Grose (34no) bringing to an end a run of draws which has seen their side's advantage at the summit almost halved.

Beverley Town head the chasing pack despite being denied victory by the home side's last wicket pair, as Dringhouses continue to consolidate in mid-table after their earlier relegation fears.

A Mick Kenyon (4-17) hat-trick helped bowl out the visitors for 163 as Rob Fish (59no) and Connor Bowden (33) contributed over half of the runs.

All-rounder Bowden then took 4-46 as the hosts closed on 146-9. Andrew Simpson (51) and Danny Snaith (32) were the mainstays of the Dringhouses chase.

Carlton Towers will be keen to press their claim for a top-two finish after making it five wins from six with a 69-run home victory against Sewerby.

Tom Collins struck a century and Richard Gomersall added 44 as, despite Lewis Beasley (5-70) and Steve Janney (3-33) bowling well, the hosts reached 254 before being dismissed.

Matthew Torn bettered Beasley's earlier effort, finishing with 6-51, and Collins took 3-33 to go with his earlier hundred as the visitors fell well short.

A century from Ben Earl (107) helped inspire Goole Town to victory over visitors Pocklington, who were bowled out for 102 thanks largely to Richard Mann, who finished with 5-36.

Scott Thorpe had contributed 40 to Goole's total of 258-6, as Harry Collins took 3-47. Andrew Anderson (45) top scored for the away side, whose third straight defeat keeps them in the three-team relegation zone.

Hornsea travelled to Knaresborough looking to end a five match winless run, but they left empty-handed thanks to a match-winning innings of 82 from Andy Ward.

The visitors were bowled out for 177 with Jordan Tear (3-32) and Ben Ward (3-32) to the fore with the ball, while Jonathan Fisher top scored with 44.

Ward produced the standout performance in a successful chase, which reached 181-3, and he was supported well by Sam Ryan (36) and David Girling (33no)

Hosts Ripon remain bottom after suffering a 59-run defeat to a resurgent Heworth side, who continue to move clear of relegation.

Guy Wilkinson (4-9) and Alex Bell (3-13) ran riot to ensure the home side were all out for 142 chasing Heworth’s 201-5.

Jack Wilkinson’s 92 underpinned the visitors total, with Gary Wilkinson (45) also providing a useful contribution.