SHERIFF Hutton Bridge are just one win away from becoming Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North champions for the first time after they beat Stamford Bridge by 34 runs.

Adam Fisher became the competition’s sixth batsmen to pass 2,000 runs as he made 36 early in the Sheriff Hutton innings, but the game hinged on a sixth wicket stand between Karl Carver (59 not out) and Mark Fisher (32no) who took their total to 219-5.

The home side made a strong start to their reply, openers Kyle Waite (31) and Zac Keune (40) making worthy contributions and Ryan McKendry top-scoring with his fifth half century of the season (51).

But there was little to support him, as Carver (4-37) picked up four wickets for the second time in three days to secure the points - Stamford Bridge finishing on 185-9.

Beverley Town’s initial foray into Premier League cricket will end after just one season as their relegation was confirmed by defeat to Yorkshire Academy by 53 runs.

Opener Harry Gamble created history in becoming the first Beverley player to score a century at this level (111no) as Town closed on 211-9.

Tom Loten was the pick of the Yorkshire bowlers with figures of 2-5.

In reply, the Academy side hit 264-5, which included half-centuries for all the top three.

James Wharton (50) and Vikram Sharma (60) shared an opening stand of 121.

Then, after both had been dismissed, George Hill was on hand to with 57, passing 50 for the fifth time in just eight innings in 2019.

Former league leaders Woodhouse Grange succumbed to a third defeat in five matches going down by seven wickets to Castleford.

Anyone arriving a little late at Savile Park missed the early drama - Scott Hopkinson taking wickets with consecutive deliveries in the opening over.

Visiting skipper James Finch fought back to make 67 but wickets continued to fall; Hopkinson finishing with 4-36 and Woodhouse finishing on 142 all out.

Castleford seemed in some trouble at 83-3, but Umair Khan (57no) and Hamid Khan (29no) saw them to the winning target with seven overs to spare.

An unbeaten 53 from Nick Harrison kept alive Sessay’s hopes of survival as they beat Clifton Alliance by two wickets.

The hosts looked to be heading for the exit as three wickets from David Friend (3-27) took out most of the top order that was chasing 158.

Harrison who held his nerve though as Sessay reached the target with eight balls to spare.

Three wickets each from Liam Carver (3-13) and Sri Lankan Navin Kavikara (3-12) had earlier restricted Clifton to 157 all out.

Harrogate secured their top flight status with a 25-runs win over Scarborough.

Josh Atkinson (62) top-scored for Harrogate - who closed on 195- before becoming one of five wickets for Linden Gray (5-54).

In reply, opener Sam Drury hit 58, but the remaining nine batsman could only cumulatively score 50 as they were 170 all out.

Dunnington completed the double over rivals York with a dominant display.

Luke Kilby (74no) and George Drury (51no) set a new club record third wicket stand of 118 as the visitors won by eight wickets with almost 17 overs to spare.

The home side were unable to build around Chris Booth’s 65 second half-century of the bank holiday weekend and were bowled out for 159. Dave Brent taking 3-32, Kilby and Drury both part of a trio to finish with two each.