DUNNINGTON went top of Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North after sneaking home against York to make it four wins in a row.

Just two runs separated the sides when rain forced an end to play at Common Road with the home side on 156-3.

They just nudged ahead of the required rate thanks largely to Chris Peareth (79) and Donovan Sinclair (36no), who added 55 for the third wicket.

Earlier in the day, visitors York had made 284-5. Australian James Billington (88) shared partnerships of 105 with Duncan Snell (73) and 99 with Matthew Bell (54).

A third successive home win for the side only promoted back to the top flight at the end of last season leaves them with a five-point advantage over Woodhouse Grange.

Opener Andrew Bilton played the pivotal role in Woodhouse Grange’s victory at home to Castleford, finishing unbeaten on 87 in a total of 177-7.

Chris Wood (31) was one of only two other batsmen to reach double figures while David Wainwright and Umair khan finished with two wickets apiece.

Simon Tennant (4-28) and James Finch (3-38) controlled the visitors’ reply, sending down 21 overs for just 66 runs between them.

Eitan Litvin made 61 but, when the rain came, his side's total of 154-8 was 21 short of where they needed to be.

A fifth defeat of the season leaves the Savile Park side in the bottom two while Grange continue to challenge at the other end of the table.

A fifth-wicket stand of 130 between Tommy Hudson (74no) and Karl Carver (62) consumed the second half of Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s innings at Moor Farm as they scored 246-5 against Stamford Bridge.

Openers Louis Foxton (33) and Adam Fisher (46) had given the home side an ideal start until both were dismissed by Jonny Rawsthorne. Despite three wickets from Dominic Rhodes (3-71), the home side were in a strong position at the break.

Zac Keune top scored for the visitors with 42 but Matthew Fisher’s first outing with the ball for the hosts since the beginning of the month produced three wickets for 16 runs, and the visitor were well off the pace on 136-8 when rain brought an early end to the match.

Sessay won their basement battle at Clifton Alliance by 23 runs. Sam Grant (4-40) picked up the first four wickets to fall as the visitors, put in to bat, found themselves 44-4 - and it would have been worse had it not been for skipper Mark Wilkie’s 30 at the top of the order.

A ninth-wicket stand of 51 between Liam Carver (25) and Stuart Peirse (26) gave the visitors a boost, eventually reaching 159-9.

Matthew Montgomery (35) top scored for the home side but losing three wickets in 12 balls - including two to Stephen Langstaff (4-32) - in the middle of the reply left too much for the lower order to do.

Sessay’s first win in four lifts them out of the bottom two.

Scarborough slipped to third after a 27-run home defeat to Harrogate and Yorkshire Academy recorded back-to-back Bank Holiday Weekend wins at Weetwood, beating Beverley Town by 53 runs.