SCARBROROUGH moved joint top of the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North thanks largely to captain Sam Drury’s second century of the season.

His 145 at Clifton Alliance meant the visitors were always on top, partnerships worth 105 with Ben Elvidge (41) and 76 with Oliver Stephenson (35) helped their side reach an imposing 292-7.

Samuel Grant (4-70) picked up four wickets, including both Drury and Elvidge, but the host’s bowls were unable to stem the flow of runs.

Yorkshire’s Mathew Pillans picked up two Alliance wickets before the host’s reply had reached 20 and it took a determined effort from Greg Drewery (68) to hold the innings together. His half-century was one of only two double figure scores among the top seven batters.

David Snowball again impressed finishing with 3-39 as the home side were dismissed for 170.

Woodhouse Grange are level on points with Scarborough and have a game in hand over their rivals.

An unbroken third-wicket stand worth 99 between Christopher Bilton (45no) and Tom Young (55no) saw the visitors home in a rain-affected game at Norwood Park.

Earlier in the day Beverley Town reached 188-8, including 34 from opener Ben Hatfield and 51 from Peter Shally as he became the first Town batsman to notch up a Premier League half-century.

The newly-promoted side are still awaiting their first victory of the season, but a dogged batting display denied last year’s runners-up the opportunity to take maximum points.

Dunnington are up to third after they made it three wins from their opening four games with a six-wicket victory away at Stamford Bridge.

Early wickets from both Moin Ashraf, who would finish with figures of 4-34, and Jonathan Anderson (2-31) rocked the home side, who found themselves 47-5 inside the first 13 overs and they never recovered.

Oliver Sherwood top scored with a patient 27 before they were eventually dismissed for 120, Dave Brent picking up 2-31 from 13 overs.

The home side struck back with four wickets but an unbeaten half-century from newly-arrived overseas signing Donovan Sinclair (57no) ensured there was no chance of his former side maintaining their unbeaten start the visitors wrapping up victory with almost a dozen overs to spare.

Castleford remain winless after they went down to a 28-run defeat to Harrogate at St George’s Road.

The home side were indebted to Alexis Twigg (34) and Cooper Smith (69) after they lost four wickets before the score had reached 50.

Eddie Morrison (4-56) turned the screw with a further four wickets as the hosts were all out for 173.

The visitors’ hopes of a first win in 2019 were boosted by an opening stand of 58 between Liam Hyde (35) and Hamid Khan, but two wickets in as many balls from Tom Geeson-Brown (3-32) wrestled back control and the reply faltered.

The other wickets were shared around among a gate attack before Geeson-Brown returned late on to pick up his third as the visitors were bowled out for 145.

Yorkshire Academy were undone by their old boys at Moor Farm as a trio of players who all honed their skills under the guidance of the counties coaching staff ensured Sheriff Hutton Bridge secured back-to-back victories with a four-wicket win.

Edward Barnes (59), Karl Carver (42) and Matthew Fisher (36no) all contributed as the home side chased down a victory target of 208.

But given that they are all probably better known for their bowling exploits, it was perhaps surprising that Freddie Collins (3-52) produced the best figures when the visitors batted.

Matthew Revis played the pivotal role for the majority of the visitors’ innings making 72, he and Harry Duke (36) adding 60 for the fourth wicket in a total of 207-7.

A century from York captain Duncan Snell (117) set up a first victory of the season for the current champions.

A record eighth three-figure score laid the foundation for some late fireworks at Oval View as Charlie Elliot (77no) and Tom Brooks (34no) added 90 runs off the final nine over as the visitors reached 293-5.

Sessay’s Joseph Watson had earlier taken 3-42 before the onslaught began.

Rain reduced the home side's target to 278 and although Mark Wilkie (38), Matthew Till (35) and Jacob Spencer (38) all got starts, they were able unable to push on.

It was left to Navin Kavikara (36no) to shepherd the side to two points as they finished 42 runs short of the target with eight wickets down.