CARLTON Towers took over at the summit of Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League division one after dominating their table-top clash against long-time leaders Sheriff Hutton Bridge II.

The result was a draw but Carlton deservedly took the bulk of the spoils, with SHB collecting only eight points and slipping to third in the table.

Henry Bayston (35) and Layton Hallam (30) set an early platform which was built on by Joe Romaniw (44) and Mark Holmes (32) as the hosts reached 241-9, Jordan Gross taking 3-51 and Harry Sutcliffe 3-28.

In reply, the visitors lost their top four before the score reached 60 and, despite a battling unbeaten 38 from Sutcliffe, they were never in a position to challenge - with a disappointing afternoon getting worse when the result from St George’s Road pushed them out of the promotion places.

That result saw Beverley Town II take the lion's share of the points in a draw with Harrogate, to leapfrog SHB into second spot.

Will Parker (88) top scored as visitors Bev reached 225-6, Ben Bartlett picking up 3-45. Connor Bowden took 3-47 and Peter Parnaby 3-35 in the reply and, despite 50 from Andy Hawkswell, Harrogate ended up batting out to salvage a draw with nine wickets down.

The Beverley club are now in line for a double celebration with their first team poised for promotion to the Yorkshire Premier League North.

Knaresborough beat Goole Town by 17 runs in a bowler-dominated contest.

Andy Ward Jnr (35) and Greg Pickles (41) made runs for Boro but, once Jakey Kennedy (4-43) had removed most of the top order, Kevin Murphy (4-32) ended the innings on 153.

Ashton Nottingham (37) tried to hold the reply together but eventually lost out to Greg Pickles (3-21) and, with Ward Jnr (3-27) having done earlier damage, the visitors came up short.

Richard Cole (3-10), Tom Storr (3-45) and Mick Kenyon (3-59) set Dringhouses on the path to a third consecutive victory, dismissing Pocklington for 159, despite 41 from Andrew Anderson and Alex Downey's 53 not out.

Sam Lingard (45), Andrew Simpson (36) and Liam Hancy (37) completed a real team performance and a six-wicket win.

Hornsea and Heworth both sit just above the relegation zone but a handful of points each from their last two games will likely see them safe after the pair played out a draw at Westwood Avenue.

Neil Martin (90) and Guy Wilkinson (76no) saw Heworth score 241-5. The hosts replied with 225-8 - Jonathan Fisher (58), Richard Medforth (92) and Glenn Ratcliffe (42no) mastering the conditions but with no one else reaching double figures. Nagarjun Bhimarjau took 3-32.

Ripon climbed off the bottom with a seven-wicket win over Sewerby, who take their place.

Matt Morton took 4-42 as Sewerby were all out for 161, Steve Janney (66) top scoring. The hosts then secured a first win since May thanks to an unbroken stand between Rob Taylor (53no) and Gary Blackburn (36no).