WOODHOUSE Grange continued their quest for back-to-back promotions with a four-wicket win at home to Clifton Alliance in division one of the Hunters York & District Senior League.

In a low-scoring match at Sandhill Lane, Jake Atkinson provided the standout performance with the bat, making 35 in the visitors’ modest total of 118 all out.

The home side found batting equally challenging and needed 43 overs to reach their target, losing six wickets along the way, but a third win of the season keeps them in second place in the table.

Another of last season’s promoted sides also going well are Welton, and they won their latest match at home to Bolton Percy by 55 runs.

Luke Hills had a memorable day for the hosts, finishing as top scorer with 80 in a total of 232-9, which also included 70 from Chris Goodwin, and then took 5-21 as the visitors were dismissed for 177.

The result saw the victors leapfrog their opponents into third, Bolton Percy dropping to fourth.

Leaders Goole Town had a narrow escape at Knaresborough before coming through with a dramatic two-run victory.

Andy Ward finished with figures of 6-25 as the visitors were bowled out for 100 after being put in to bat, Oliver Ounsley the top scorer with 23.

In Knaresborough's reply, Aiden Coulbeck (5-22) took five of the first six wickets to fall as they stumbled to 31-6.

Jordan Tear (35no) presented the greatest threat to the visitors' three-match unbeaten run, but in a dramatic finale, he ran out of partners as the home side lost their last three wickets within 10 runs of their target.

Richard Medforth took six wickets as Dringhouses were bowled out for 90 at Hornsea.

Sam Lingard top scored for the York side but his 27 was one of only two double-figure scores in the total.

Hornsea reached their target inside 18 overs for the loss of three wickets with skipper Jonathan Fisher and Ashley Mckinley making 45 and 32 respectively before both being dismissed by Michael Kenyon (2-14).

Heworth’s first victory of the season came courtesy of a seven-wicket win over Carlton Towers at Elm Park Way.

The visitors were dismissed for 120 with Alfie Oliver (3-22) and Graham Knott (3-33) both picking up three wickets.

Oliver then capped a fine afternoon with an unbeaten 41 as the home side wrapped up the points. Opener Jack Wilkinson also contributed 29.

Due to the planned league restructure in 2020, there will be no relegation from division one, but a first win nevertheless moves Heworth three places clear of the battle to avoid the wooden spoon.

Driffield Town picked up their second home win of the season at Kings Mill Road after a thrilling contest against Harrogate.

Despite four wickets from James Barron (4-29), the visitors posted a decent total of 201-8 thanks in part to Andy Hawkswell (76) and George Owram (30), who put on 85 for the opening wicket.

A half-century from Owen Goldsworthy (64) in reply and an unbeaten 36 by James Richardson kept the chase on track and, even though Ethan Westerman (4-48) took two of his four wickets late on, the hosts held their nerve to win with a ball to spare.