WOODHOUSE Grange enjoyed a seven-wicket victory over Bolton Percy in division one of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

Matthew Durkin’s (59no) second unbeaten half-century of the season guided the visitors home as they stayed in the chasing pack behind the top two.

Alex Burton (4-36) and Tom Kirby (3-26) combined to limit the home side to 144 despite 55 from Jacob Green and 35 from Mathew Howden.

The visitors were boosted by the inclusion of the experienced Mike Burdett who fell one short of a half-century but helped his side to a comfortable victory which keeps them in the reckoning for back-to-back promotions.

Goole Town strengthened their position at the head of the table with victory away at Dringhouses.

The home side were undone by some excellent bowling from Guy Richardson (3-50) and Ben Lamb (5-19) in their total of 116. Sam Lingard’s 33 was one of only three double figure scores for the bottom of the table side.

At 52-2 the visitors looked to be cruising but five wickets from Michael Kenyon at a cost of just 36 runs left the leaders indebted to Richardson for his 37 as they got home with two wickets to spare.

Driffield Town who began the day in second place dropped out of the promotion places after they were soundly beaten by Welton at Kings Mill Road.

The hosts had no answer to Ollie Thane who finished with figures of 6-36 from 12 overs, 37 from James Richardson the sole batting highlight in a total of 116 all out.

The visitors raced to victory inside 19 overs for the loss of just one wicket, Matthew Wilkinson (43) and Chris Goodwin sharing an opening stand of 94, the latter finishing unbeaten on 64.

Harrogate romped to a 10-wicket win at home to Heworth, Andy Hawkswell (79no) and Ollie Horbury (60no) needing less than 26 overs to chase down the visitors' total of 150.

Earlier in the day a number of visiting batsmen got starts, among them Phil Holland (25) and Guy Wilkinson (24) but none were able to go on, Lewis O’Donnell taking 5-38 from 11 overs.

Knaresborough completed a double over Clifton Alliance with an eight-wicket win.

Jordan Tear led the visitors' attack taking 3-33 as the home side were bowled out for 148, Sid Corley guiding his side through the closing overs to finish top scorer with 26.

Greg Pickles hit 76 a fortnight ago against Bolton Percy and was again on hand this time with an unbeaten 79 off just 61 balls to see the visitors over the line, Nigel Martyn also chipping in with 29.

Mark Holmes (9-29) produced this season’s best bowling figures in taking 9-29 for Carlton Towers as they beat Hornsea, four successive victories propelling them up the table and now into the promotion places.

Jonathan Fisher (44) and Paul Clappison (22) made a bright start for the visitors, adding 68 for the first wicket before Holmes got to work.

The eventual total of 127 presented few problems for the hosts.

Tom Collins (55no) passed 50 for the fourth time this season and Ben Copeland made an unbeaten 41, the pair guiding their side to victory with an unbroken partnership worth 90 for the second wicket.