RAIN once again dominated the matches in the Hunters York & District Senior League premier division.

The entire round of matches was abandoned on Saturday and, on Bank Holiday Monday, another four fell victim to the weather - allowing Studley Royal and Acomb to take advantage and move into the top two.

Half-centuries from James Clarkson (67) and Dan Coad (62) at Galphy Road set up Studley Royal’s six-wicket win over Pickering.

The pair put on 116 for the second wicket as the home side chased 180 to win in just 34 overs.

Earlier, Matthew Coad (3-25) and Steve Walmsley (3-36) had shared six wickets as the visitors reached 180-9. Owen Cowton made 34 before Kieran Bowes scored a quickfire 41 off 36 balls towards the end.

Acomb climbed into the promotion places with a comprehensive victory over Hull Zingari at The Green. A half-century from Laurence Wilkinson (51) was the highlight for the visitors, who made 182-7 in their 50 overs.

Openers Will Wade (76 not out) and Joe Schofield (55) hit 90 off the first 16 overs as the hosts raced to their target with more than 17 to spare. This was Wade's third half-century in consecutive innings.

Of the games lost to the weather, York and Whitkirk's came closest to a conclusion.

Matthew Webb (68) and Sam Parker (53) both scored half-centuries, while Simon Webb (47) just missed out as the visitors reached 235.

Tom Forsdike took 3-53, but it was the three from Michael O’Brien post-interval that might have proved the more telling as the hosts found themselves in trouble on 125-7 when the game ended.

Ben Robinson made 40 of his side's total.

Former leaders Folkton & Flixton had Will and Tom Norman to thank for their total of 203. The pair contributed just over half the total with 52 and 50 respectively. Both batsmen were dismissed by Harry Burnhill (5-52).

Driffield Town lost their top three inside the first seven overs, moving to 33-3 when play was halted.

Easingwold had won their two previous games going into the Bank Holiday Weekend but showed little sign of that form as they were bowled out for 102 by visiting Malton & Old Malton, who are still searching for their first victory.

Luke Smith (5-35) and Thomas Bumby (4-24) did most of the damage while skipper Stephen Piercy (18) was his side's leading batsman.

The visitors' batsmen fared little better as Zac Wilson dismissed four, none of whom reached double figures.

With the score on 81-5, former Easingwold all-rounder Matthew Turnbull (48 not out) looked most likely to influence the game before rain forced an early end.

Only 20 overs were possible between Beverley Town and Sheriff Hutton Bridge. An unbeaten 34 from Will Parker helped move the score to 71-3 before the players left the field.