MALTON & Old Malton recorded back to back wins for the first time in 2019 by completing the double over relegation-threatened Whitkirk in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division.

Harrison Wood, who picked up four wickets in fourth-placed Malton’s last game against Hull Zingari, maintained his good form with figures of 6-58.

Sam Parker’s (58) second 50 of the season and 39 from Shaun Pickles helped the visitors reached 192-7.

The home side didn’t have it all their own way and lost six wickets including Danny Foxton (35) and Shaun Harland (30) before reaching the target with almost 10 overs to spare.

York have now gone 11 matches without defeat and consolidated third place with a resounding victory over bottom of the table Beverley Town at Norwood Park.

Despite five wickets from Kieran Thompson (5-53), the visitors were able to reach 214-9, thanks in part to a Matthew Roberts (54) half-century and 31 from Charlie Robinson.

Roberts (4-27) also picked up four wickets to go alongside three from Tom Spearman (3-15) as the hosts were bowled out for 119, which included 43 from Brad Dobson.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge sit just above the bottom two and a five-wicket defeat at home to Pickering did little to ease their plight.

A match-winning unbroken sixth-wicket partnership between Andrew Sharman (68no) and Ryan Taylor (56no) came on the back of 35 from Dan Ward as the visitors chased down a target of 178 to avenge the two-wicket defeat inflicted on them at the Recreation Ground back in June.

Earlier in the afternoon, Tim Whincup took 4-41 as the home side were bowled out, Arthur Campion (44) and Connor Campbell (36) the principal contributors to the total of 177.

Folkton & Flixton’s second victory in a row came at the expense of Easingwold, who are on a run of nine games without success.

Stephen Piercy (3-62) and Paul Skilbeck (3-61) were the pick of the bowlers. Neither could prevent Tom Norman making 94 and that, alongside 42 from Will Norman, provided the cornerstone in a total of 212-9.

Harry Walmsley (5-40) recorded his second five-wicket haul of the season to dent the hosts’ hopes and despite 44 from Piercy and 32 from Skilbeck they fell 60 runs short.

Acomb ended a four-week run without a win in emphatic style, beating Studley Royal at The Green by 105 runs. Stuart Boyle (100) and Matthew Dale (54) helped the home side reach 252-5, William Wray taking 3-68. Darcy O’Connor (4-21) and Nick Schofield (3-32) bowled Royal out for 127.

Driffield Town retained top spot despite missing out on maximum points against Hull Zingari at Kings Mill Road.

Set 267 to win, the visitors were up against it from the start but their last wicket pair held out to earn a share of the points, the match finishing with them on 203-9.