THE top three sides all recorded away wins in the latest round of fixtures in division one of the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge continue to look unassailable as they won at Thirsk, while Newburgh lost to Clifton Alliance and Sessay won at Helperby.

Bridge’s seemingly untroubled march to the division one title continued with a nine-wicket triumph at Thirsk.

Harry Collinson was Thirsk’s outstanding batsman, making 40 of his side’s 106-6, while Dave Henstock proved to be a handful for his colleagues in returning 3-14 from five overs.

Dulash Udayanga then took Bridge to the points 110-1 in the 15th over with an unbeaten 61.

Newburgh batted first when they entertained Clifton Alliance and made 96-5, Elliot Oates top-scoring with 29.

For Clifton, Alex Sykes took 2-24 and Freddie Mills 2-18.

Alliance had to work hard in reply and were indebted to Jamie Butt as his 41 was largely responsible for seeing them to a winning 97-5 despite Josh Sargent’s 2-22.

Newburgh were left to rue the missed chances which might well have cost them their second win of the campaign.

Sessay batted first at Helperby and after a steady start were boosted by Navin Kavikara’s 26-ball 49.

There were other contributions from Mark Jackson with 24 and Paul Flintoff with 20 as Sessay posted 128-6, Dan Marston (2-21) and Carl Young (2-34) having some success for the hosts.

Dan Spink got the Helperby reply off to a rapid start as 52 came from the first five overs, but he was lbw to Kavikara for 36 and the innings lost its momentum as Stephen Langstaff (3-16) and George Till (3-29) put Sessay on top, with Helperby eventually closing on 116-9.

In division two, Dringhouses strengthened their position to the top of the table while Crayke lost ground when they were defeated at Raskelf.

Dringhouses opened up a four-point lead at the summit when they easily overcame Sheriff Hutton.

Sheriff batted first and were all out for 57, only Geoff Schofield with 22 putting up any resistance to the home attack of Tom Storr (3-21), Theo Walton (2-8), Max Thomas (2-10) and Danny Snaith (3-3).

Tom Owen with 31 not out then led Dringhouses to 63-2 in only eight overs.

There was closer game at Raskelf where the hosts just got the better of Crayke.

Austin Baker with 25, Rich Brown with 38 and Sam Porter with an unbeaten 38 took Raskelf to 125-4, John Dey having the best return for Crayke with 2-15.

The visitors responded with Peter Carr making 24 and Ian Pears 21 not out, but Chris Brown (3-21) and Sam Porter (3-26) kept their side to the fore and Crayke closed on 118-8, failing to score the 14 runs they needed from the final over.