ALL six matches in the latest round of the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North went the way of the visitors – although for a couple it was a close run thing.

Leaders Woodhouse Grange returned to winning ways with a nine-wicket victory against Harrogate at St George’s Road.

The hosts’ decision to bat first backfired as they found themselves 55-5, Tom Neal with three early wickets on his way to figures of 4-51.

Corrie Keable’s half-century gave an air of respectability to the eventual total of 160 all out, but the score was put into perspective by Simon Tennant (57no) and Christopher Bilton (66no), the second-wicket pair with an unbroken stand of 114 from 123 balls.

The result means James Finch’s side remain unbeaten on their travels this season, four out of five victories coming with maximum points.

Dulash Udayanga’s fourth Premier League century and 83 from Yorkshire’s Edward Barnes helped Sheriff Hutton Bridge post their highest total of the season as they reached 294-7 against Sessay at Oval View.

The pair put on 121 for the second wicket before Liam Carver (4-52) was able to strike back for the home side, three of his four wickets coming in the closing few overs.

The hosts lost both openers inside the first ten overs but have gained a reputation for grinding out results and that was the case again.

This time that was thanks to an unbeaten 70 from Joseph Watson and 38 from Tim Hall, the pair put on 86 for the fifth wicket which went a long way towards the final total of 232-5 and the securing of two points. For the visitors, it meant a seventh win in a row and keeps them within touching distance of top spot.

Dunnington’s recent run of poor form was halted as they completed the double over Beverley Town, winning by seven wickets.

Rain delayed the start of the match at Nowrood Park but once it got under way the visitors wasted little time asserting their authority, Jonathan Anderson (4-58) and Moin Ashraf (3-22) combining to reduce the home side to 29 for six.

Anthony Spence (51) led a partial recovery alongside Jamie Roe (25) and when Edward Chappell dismissed both openers with the reply still in single figures the 122 required for victory may have looked a long way off.

The visitors were able to regroup through in-form duo Chris Peareath (46) and Donovan Sinclair (42no), and reached the target with 18 overs to spare – a result which lifts them back into the top three.

Jack Holt was the hero for Scarborough as they ended Stamford Bridge’s three match winning streak in dramatic fashion with a 10-run victory at Low Catton Road.

Dominic Rhodes (4-24) and Luke Robinson (3-36) looked to have the game under control as the visitors slumped to 76 for eight but a ninth wicket stand of 74 between Holt (35) and Linden Gray (33) breathed new life into the contest.

Chasing 154 the hosts found themselves four wickets down inside eight overs, Holt (5-49) at that stage with figures of 3-18.

Dominic Rhodes fought back with 68, and it looked as though James Keast (29) would guide the side home until Holt had him caught at the wicket.

The hosts still needed 18 to win with two wickets in hand but lost both in the space of three overs.

Jack Leaning’s (120) second century of the season came in a losing cause as Castleford beat York by 17 runs at Clifton Park.

Half-centuries from skipper David Wainwright (56) and Eitan Litvin (61) provided a solid platform for Eddie Morrison who struck 46 from 24 balls late on.

Leaning (4-40) finished with four wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 254 in the final over. The Yorkshire all-rounder’s partnership of 122 with Ben Robinson (41) kept the game finely balanced until it tilted the way of the visitors when Jack Young picked up the key wicket of Leaning with four overs of the contest remaining.

Spinners Wainwright (3-57) and Young (3-29) shared six wickets in the closing stages, and the home side were forced to see out the closing stages to ensure they got four points

The other game taking place at Clifton Park also ended in a victory for the visitors as Yorkshire Academy eased to a comfortable win over Clifton Alliance.

The match saw the return from injury of Academy captain Tom Loten (50no), and the skipper marked the occasion with an unbeaten half-century.

It came in a total of 239-7, which included three wickets for Thomas Brown (3-65), and had earlier featured a century stand for the second wicket between Finlay Bean (42) and Matthew Revis (62).

Three wickets for Harrison Quarmby (3-35) and a couple each from Dominic Leech (2-24) and George Hill (2-28) meant their side remained in control and, despite 61 from Samuel Grant, the hosts could only reach 190-7 in reply.