ACOMB remain second in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division despite dropping points for the third week in a row as Folkton & Flixton’s last-wicket pair denied them victory.

Jamie Nesfield (4-54) and Elliot Hatton (4-28) shared eight wickets as hosts Acomb reached 162 before being bowled out in the final over, Joe Schofield the top scorer with 33.

Richard Malthouse made 33 before becoming one of six wickets for Darcy O’Connor (6-45), who also accounted for visiting skipper Will Norman (42) but was unable to prise out the final wicket the final pair.

After drawing their last two leaders Driffield Town had a resounding 116-run victory over Sheriff Hutton Bridge at Moor Farm.

Alec Drury passed 50 for the fifth time this season scoring 82 in the visitors' total of 219-7, which also included 67 from Harry Burnhill. Rob Stevens finished with 3-40.

James Anson (4-40) and Jordan Caley (3-10) helped to bowl out the home side for 103.

Tom Spearman (72no) and Richard Love (43) shared an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 75 to see visitors York over the line at Studley Royal.

Sam Backhouse (3-36) had earlier helped reduce the hosts to 69-7 after they had been put in to bat but Dan Craven (43) and Will Wray (35no) saw them close on 151-8.

Victory saw York climb above their hosts into third place.

Kieran Bowes followed up last week’s four wickets against Beverley Town with five against Easingwold but this time was unable to secure Pickering a victory, although they gained the majority of the points at Back Lane.

Josh Sargent (3-67) gave the hosts the early advantage but the visitors fought back through half-centuries from Ryan Boyes (53) and Colin Frank (57), 203-5 the final total.

The hosts slumped to 12-3 in reply and it needed an unbeaten 27 from Sean Dixon in the closing stages to deny Pickering.

Malton & Old Malton and Hull Zingari traded mid-table places after fighting out a thrilling draw, visitors Zingari finishing just nine runs behind their hosts.

Shaun Harland (38) and Danny Foxton (37no) shared the batting honours in the home side’s total of 168.

Matthew Bunn then hit 64 as Adam Spaven (4-34) and Harrison Wood (4-42) threatened to send the visitors away empty handed.

Whitkirk climbed off the foot of the table by completing the double over Beverley Town.

The battle of the bottom two at Selby Road was dominated by Simon Webb’s (112) second century of the season as the hosts chased down 239 to earn a seven-wicket win.

Andrew Hamson (66) and Greg Whyley (63no) both scored half-centuries as Sam Bateman (4-46) was the pick of the bowlers on either side.