SHERIFF Hutton Bridge still lead Pilmoor Evening Cricket League division one after beating Thirsk by 11 runs.

Sessay are just two points behind following a 10-run victory over Helperby, and Clifton Alliance were the other winners in the first division with a seven-wicket triumph over Newburgh.

Crayke lead the second tier following a win over Raskelf, while Dringhouses won convincingly at Sheriff Hutton. Alne were the team without a fixture.

At home to Thirsk, SHB took the first innings and reached 130-5 with Harry Sutcliffe (37), Danny Cass (26) and Dulash Udayanga (26) all making significant contributions.

Thirsk were kept in contention by the Collinson brothers, Ben making 25 and Harry 33. T Scott added 26 before they closed in arrears on 119-5.

Sessay batted first against Helperby and had, in the main, Paul Flintoff (59) to thank as they reached 116-6. Flintoff had support from Navin Kavikara with 25. Dan Marston led the Helperby attack, taking 2-17, and Jake Fletcher returned 2-40.

B Roslyn and Luke Fletcher got the Helperby reply off to a flying start with 56 from the first six overs but, once Sessay introduced spin into the attack in the form of Navin Kavikara and Stephen Langstaff, the game changed.

Kavikara struck first, bowling Roslyn for 46, and wickets then fell regularly, including that of Fletcher for 24. Kavikara finished with 3-21 and Langstaff 5-15, bowling all of his victims as Helperby closed on 106-9.

Clifton Alliance entertained struggling Newburgh, who batted first and made a commendable 122-3, Josh Sargent impressing with 56 while James Banks made 31. Fourteen-year-old Annie Brown did well for Alliance, taking 2-30.

Matthew Montgomery (42) and Sam Grant (55 not out) led the home attack as Alliance won at 123-3 in the 14th over.

Crayke’s good early form continued when they entertained Raskelf. The visitors' batting struggled against James Pocklington (2-13), Ollie Levin (3-7) and John Dey (2-7), ending all out for 73. Rob Galtrey top scored with 21 while Alex Snowball made 16.

George Pears led Crayke to the points at 74-3 in the 11th over with 34 not out, Joe Wright lending support with 18.

Dringhouses had a comfortable win when they made the trip to Sheriff Hutton.

The hosts were all out for 72, David Hull top scoring with 34, while Sam Lingard (3-17), and J Stimpson-Rook (3-21) did most of the damage.

Despite the loss of an early wicket, Dringhouses cruised to the points at 73-1, with Andrew Kenyon making 33 not out and Lingard 29 not out.