THERE is little to choose between the top three in Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League division one with one week to go.

All that is certain is that by the end of next Saturday one will have been crowned champions, one will have sealed promotion and one will be left to ponder what might have been.

Carlton Towers dropped from first to third after losing at home to Beverley Town II, who went top - and are now eligible for promotion too with their first team having secured promotion from the premier division to the Yorkshire Premier League North.

Tower, who only took top spot from Sheriff Hutton Bridge last week, were bowled out for 144 by Conner Bowden (5-33) and Joey Franklin (3-33).

Matthew Torn had top scored for the hosts with 52 but that was overshadowed by Will Parker’s match-winning 61 not out for the visitors, who won by four wickets despite James Stephenson's 3-24.

Town will take a slender three-point lead into next Saturday’s game against relegated Ripon, while Towers' fate rests to some degree in the hands of the two sides above them.

Long-time leaders Sheriff Hutton Bridge won a low-scoring match at Ripon to stay in the hunt and leave their hosts bottom - Jack Hugill’s 45 proving to be the difference.

Dave Henstock took 5-31 as SHB were bowled out for 161, but any hopes of an upset were quashed by Nadeem Shefta (3-19) and Ben Harrison (4-32) as the hosts were dismissed for 127.

A similar result next week at home to Heworth will secure promotion for SHB.

Goole Town had to settle for a draw against Hornsea despite scoring 285-7 as the home side clung on with nine wickets down still 68 runs adrift.

Ollie Ounsley (80), Ben Shelton (57) and Edward Hasdell (4-24) stood out for Goole, as did Ashley McKinley (77) and Rich Medforth (66) for the hosts.

Dringhouses made it four wins in a row thanks to Andrew Simpson’s 82 in a six-wicket victory at home to Knaresborough.

Liam Hancy also made 41 as the hosts chased down their target with ease, after Dave Girling (62) had earlier got the visitors to 195-6.

An unbeaten 113 from Ben Kempley was the standout performance as Harrogate II confirmed Pocklington’s relegation with an eight-wicket win at St George’s Road.

Charles Lambert top scored with 42 as Pock were all out for 183. Kempley was backed by Ollie Horberry (62) in the winning response.

Wilkington father and son Guy (63no) and Jack (33no) sealed a 10-wicket victory for Heworth over Sewerby with an unbeaten opening partnership of 106.

Earlier Steve Lawrence (6-22) and Dan Walton (4-32) had bowled out the visitors for 105, Lawrence’s haul including a hat-trick.

The contest lasted less than 50 overs and, but for a season's best 44 from Sewerby's Matthew Rennoldson, it might have finished even earlier.