HUNTERS ECB Yorkshire Premier League North leaders York bounced back from their previous week's surprise defeat to Clifton Alliance with an emphatic victory over Driffield Town at Clifton Park.

Duncan Snell narrowly missed out on his fifth century of the season when dismissed for 98 as the home side chased down 141 to win by nine wickets, with opening partner Jack Leaning finishing unbeaten on 35.

Earlier three wickets from Jonathan Moxon (3-24) had helped keep the visitors in check, with Alec Drury and Jordan Caley each making 28 at opposite ends of the batting line-up.

A fourth straight defeat put Town into the bottom two ahead of a pivotal Bank Holiday weekend in which they meet fellow strugglers Harrogate and Sessay.

Openers Andrew Bilton and Tom Young (88) gave second-placed Woodhouse Grange the perfect start against Clifton Alliance with a stand of 186, and once Bilton had been dismissed for 128, his brother Chris continued the rampage with a run-a-ball half-century as the home side reached 358-7, and it could have been even more had Liam Green (4-59) not pegged them back towards the end.

Liam Hope-Shackley (63) and Kevin Bradley (54) threatened an upset but with Grange skipper James Finch (5-68) leading from the front, and despite late resistance from Liam Green (35), the home side went on to record a victory by 105 runs.

Ryan Gibson (110) struck his third century in as many weeks to help Stamford Bridge overcome Yorkshire Academy at Low Catton Road.

It came in response to Tom Loten's unbeaten 127 as the visitors scored 251-6, Loten and Bilal Anjum (53) providing the bulk of the total with a fourth-wicket partnership of 149 after George Hill had made 35 early on.

Opener Pradeeptha Gunaratne (46) gave the hosts' reply an early boost but it was Gibson, playing against his former side, and Ryan McKendry (61) who set up the victory, adding 138 for the second wicket and, despite both being dismissed, the hosts reached their target with five overs to spare.

Castleford were bundled out for just 51 by Sheriff Hutton Bridge, with spinners Karl Carver (3-5) and Dulash Udayanga (3-9) sharing the last six wickets at a cost of just 14 runs.

Connor Hyde, with 15, was the only batsman to reach double figures as the home side recorded the second-lowest total in the competition's history.

The visitors needed only ten overs to complete a nine-wicket win, with Udayanga adding an unbeaten 28 to his earlier effort with the ball as Bridge wrapped up a third consecutive victory.

Relegation-threatened Sessay boosted their chances of survival with a 15-run victory over fellow strugglers Harrogate at St George's Road.

Jacob Spencer's 62 was the stand-out performance in the visitors' innings in which saw all of the top seven reached double figures but only Spencer get beyond 25 as wickets from Jonathan MacGregor (3-45) and Ashley Griffin (3-49) helped restrict the total to 209-8.

The home side were left shell-shocked as they lost four wickets for ten runs at the start of their reply, with three going to Stuart Peirse (3-33).

Harry Stothard (72) and Edward Wilson (34) managed to resurrect the innings but, despite the efforts of Will Topham (28) and Ashley Griffin (28no) down the order, the hosts ended up short, and now face an anxious end to the season while the visitors climbed out the bottom two for the first time in a month.

Having seemingly been inevitable for a number of weeks, Acomb's relegation was finally sealed after they lost at home to Scarborough by 76 runs.

The visitors produced a solid batting performance, with Ben Elvidge making 78 and Jonathan Read 41 off just only 23 balls after opener Darren Harland had paved the way for a total of 246-5 with 63.

Stuart Boyle responded with 53 and skipper Tom Neal struck a defiant 46 but neither could inspire the rest of the line-up, seven of whom failed to reach double figures as Sam Drury took 6-31.