WOODHOUSE Grange maintained the advantage in the Yorkshire Premier League North title race with an 80-run victory over Beverley Town at Sandhill Lane.

The hosts' top three put their side in a strong position, with Simon Tennant (92) sharing stands of 82 for the opening wicket with Andrew Bilton (51) and 123 for the second with Christopher Bilton (67).

Only after the score had reached 225-2 did the visitors begin a fight back, Edward Chappell claiming 6-47.

Chasing a total of 273-7 the visitors lost wickets at regular intervals to Tom Neal (3-41) and Josh Jackson (3-43) and were bowled out for 193.

Emerald Headingley played host to its first Yorkshire League North match but the setting proved an inspiration to Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s batsmen.

All of the top eight reached at least 20 as the visitors posted a total of 292-8.

Louis Foxton (38) and former Academy all-rounder Edward Barnes (30) shared an opening stand of 51, one of three half-century partnerships the largest of which, 88 for the fourth, came between Dulash Udayanga (44) and Tommy Hudson (41).

Another former Academy pupil, Karl Carver, chipped in with 33.

Archie Greaves (40) top-scored for the hosts who were never in a position to challenge for victory but fought to the final over before being bowled out for 167 with four balls remaining.

Stamford Bridge gained revenge for their early season defeat to local rivals Dunnington with a nine-wicket victory.

Warwickshire’s Will Rhodes, making only his second appearance of the season for the visitors, struck twice in his opening three overs.

James Keast (5-56) claimed a second five-wicket haul of the season, including the wicket of top-scorer Luke Kilby who made 44 from a total of 155.

Moin Ashraf picked up the only Bridge wicket to fall, Kyle Waite (59) and Zac Keune (82no) with an unbroken stand of 136 securing a victory which lifts them to third.

Tom Forsdike marked his first appearance in Yorkshire League North with this season’s best bowling figures of 7-28 as York climbed to fourth with a dominant display against Sessay at Clifton Park.

Overseas signing James Billington (112) hit his first century in a total of 280-6. The Australian added 160 for the third wicket with Chris Booth (59), while Ben Robinson contributed an unbeaten 56 from 44 balls.

Matthew Till (3-57) picked up three wickets and his 27 was one of only three double figure scores as the visitors struggled.

Mark Jackson top-scored with 41 but lacked support as the score went from 73-1 to 149 all out.

Three wickets in the first 10 overs from Samuel Grant (4-31) marked the start of a tortuous afternoon for hosts Scarborough as they entertained Clifton Alliance at North Marine Road.

Former captain Ben Elvidge and current incumbent Sam Drury scored 22 as the home side were dismissed for 92.

It then needed the steadying influence of Matthew Montgomery (42no) to see Alliance home, with Grant making an unbeaten 23.

Castleford edged out Harrogate by seven runs at Savile Park and a third straight win lifts them to a season high sixth.

Abdi-Hasan Ahmed (5-36) and Ishan Abeysekara (3-33) looked to have given the visitors the advantage as they went in search of points to aid their fight against relegation.

Hamid Khan battled his way to 36 and would finish as the leading run scorer in the match, the home side eventually all out for 135 off the last ball of the 50th over.

Opener Harry Allinson scored 24 and at 74-3 the visitors looked on course for victory but then spinners David Wainwright (3-24) and Jack Young (4-40) took control condemning Gate to defeat.