KNARESBOROUGH joined Woodhouse Grange at the top of the Hunters York & District Senior League division one table after a five-wicket win away to Carlton Towers.

Their game at Fishpond Field was a low-scoring affair with the home side bowled out for 103, Matthew Bird (3-16) and Andy Ward (3-32) in the wickets.

The visitors did not have things all their own way in reply, losing five wickets with Tom Collins responsible for three of them, but they reached their target and, with Woodhouse’s game at Harrogate abandoned without a ball bowled, the Aspin Lane now share the early lead in the standings with their Sandhill Lane rivals.

Welton continued their unbeaten start to the season winning at home to Goole Town in another match dominated by the bowlers.

Luke Hills finished with 5-29 as the visitors were dismissed for just 75.

Ben Lamb replied with 3-15 but 31 from Ben Wilkinson helped the home side to inflict a first defeat of the season on the visitors by five wickets.

Bolton Percy were one of two clubs to taste victory for the first time this season.

Thomas Anderson produced the day’s best bowling performance, returning figures of 6-44, and, with Tom Atkinson picking up 3-34, the duo proved too much for a visiting Hornsea side who were all out for 81.

Atkinson went on to make an unbeaten 45 as the hosts recorded a comfortable nine-wicket win.

Driffield Town opened their account with a five-wicket win at home to Heworth.

Neil Martin made 61 of the visitors’ 158-9. The home reply was built around an unbeaten 84 from Nick Johnson, his side winning with 14 overs to spare despite 3-37 from Tom Hudson.

A third-wicket partnership of 113 between Nicholas Hindle (78) and Josh Atkinson (43) formed the basis of Clifton Alliance’s unassailable total of 243-6 at home to Dringhouses.

Hindle completed his second half-century of term before becoming one of George Wilson's victims (4-56). Opener Chris Evans (42) provided early momentum to the visitors’ response but three wickets each from Richard Carroll (3-48) and Hayden Bradley (3-37) meant Tom Owen (34 not out) had to shepherd the lower order to ensure his side a share of the points as they closed on 188-8.