ACOMB closed the gap at the top of the Hunters York & District Senior League premier division as they beat Malton & Old Malton.

Second-placed Acomb needed just 20 overs to chase down a target of 117 set by hosts Malton & Old Malton and maintain pressure on leaders Driffield Town with a third straight victory.

Three wickets each from Nick Schofield (3-24) and Chris Alpin (3-37) prevented the home side building any momentum, Tom Bumby (37) offering the only real resistance as his side were bowled out for 116 in 34 overs.

Joe Schofield scored a quick-fire 85 and William Wade a more measured 33 in a 10-wicket win.

Driffield were held at home by a resurgent Whitkirk, led by captain Simon Webb’s 124.

York emerged the stronger on their trip to Hull Zingari.

The visitors slumped to 29-3 but recovered to 187-9 thanks to a half-century from Bevan Fawcett (55) and an unbeaten 72 from Alex Collins, Nathan Johnson taking 3-39.

Tom Spearman (3-37) helped reduce the hosts to 139-9.

Moor Farm was not the place to be a bowler as Sheriff Hutton Bridge and Studley Royal combined to score over 500 runs from 71 overs, the home side emerging victorious by seven wickets.

Paul Oldfield (99no) and Avish Patel (96) both came close to centuries for the hosts after the visitors had made 254-2.

James Clarkson top-scored earlier in the afternoon with a century, with Rob Nicholson hitting 97.

Bridge now need one more win to ensure premier division survival, and that is likely to come at the expense of Easingwold.

The side from Back Lane entertained bottom of the table Beverley Town and they fought out a hard-earned winning draw.

Brad Dobson (41), Michael Cooke (31) and Andrew Hamson (53) all contributed to a strong top order performance from Town, who reached 205-5 from their 34 overs.

During a fifth-wicket partnership worth 92 between Zak Wilson (55) and Elliott Oates (39) the match looked to heading the hosts’ way but when both were dismissed by James Emery (3-27) the chase faltered and they closed on 191-7.

Five wickets from Kieran Bowes (5-44) helped Pickering complete the double over Folkton & Flixton, the home side winning by three wickets with four balls to spare.

Jamie Nesfield top scored with 49 in the visitors' total of 160-9. He also picked up 3-32 so may have felt aggrieved to finish on the losing side.

Harry Walmsley (4-54) picked up the other Pickering wickets, but runs from Colin Frank (43), Ryan Taylor (38) and Andy Sharman (33) helped get their side over the line in a tense finale.