IT is very much 'as you were' in the Hunters York & District Senior League Premier Division after rain caused the abandonment of all six matches taking place.

In what is proving to be a frustrating start to the season, Malton & Old Malton and Sheriff Hutton Bridge have been hardest hit by wet weather both having been rained off on three out of five occasions.

Of this week’s games, the match between local rivals Malton & Old Malton and Pickering came closest to achieving a positive result.

Shaun Harland narrowly missed out on a century when he was dismissed in the 90s for the second time this season. His innings of 96 provided the basis for Malton's total of 227-9.

Luke Smith took 3-41 as Pickering reached 150-8 in reply before play was halted.

Folkton & Flixton looked to be closing in on their third victory in four weeks before rain intervened in the match against Beverley Town at Norwood Park.

Jake Hatton had made 34 but it was Richard Malthouse unbeaten on 66, in a total of 168-3, who presented the main danger to the home side as they tried to defend 200.

Rob Fish had earlier top scored in the Town innings with 71 not out while Chris Mann (4-61) took four wickets for the second match in a row.

Hull Zingari skipper Matthew Bunn had more reason then most to rue the wet weather - as his 144 off 139 balls, the day's highest individual score, counted for nought in the end at Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

Alongside opener Jack Storey, the pair helped build a total of 270-5 for the visitors.

Jack Hugill replied with an unbeaten 66 in the hosts' truncated innings score of 113-2.

There were five wickets for York II’s Harry Franklin (5-23) as they bowled out local rivals Acomb for 209 at The Green despite a half century from William Wade (54) and Matthew Dale’s 46.

Visiting openers Tom Spearman (33) and Ben Robinson (30) got the reply off to a solid start but they then lost four wickets, leaving the derby in the balance and honours even.

Whitkirk looked to be in control of their game against Easingwold at Back Lane. The visitors scored a 262-5 led by skipper Simon Webb’s 111 with 42 from Harry Pujara and an unbeaten 47 from Mark Murphy.

The home side lost both openers early but had staged something of a recovery reaching 73-3 by the close.

Two of the division’s top three met at Galphay Road but only the hosts Studley Royal got the chance to bat, having been put in by Driffield Town, making 224-8.

Rob Nicholson (57) scored his third half-century of 2019 and James Clarkson came close to passing the same mark for the second time this season before being dismissed for 47, while Mike and Andrew Fleming also chipped in with 32 and 38 respectively.