MALTON & Old Malton finished fourth in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division after a final day win over Easingwold.

Despite being bowled out inside 36 overs, Malton & Old Malton still produced a convincing 53-runs victory, thanks largely to an excellent all round performance from Tom Bumby.

His 75 alongside a half-century from Michael Linsley (56) allowed the home side to score at a rate in excess of six-and-a-half per over to reach 243 before being bowled out. James Postill finished with 5-44.

There was a more sedate pace to the reply, Postill making 39 and Ryan Waite 33.

Bumby (4-13) finished with four wickets to add to his efforts with the bat as the visitors were dismissed for 190, bringing to an end a disappointing season after their relegation was confirmed last week.

A second-wicket partnership of 131 between James Clarkson (78) and Andrew Fleming (62) proved to be the difference between the sides as Studley Royal ran out convincing winners against Pickering at the Recreation Ground.

Kieran Bowes (3-60), with three wickets and a run out, was the pick of the fielding side as the visitors reached 240-7.

Clarkson (2-19) struck a couple of early blows in the home side's reply and they never really recovered, losing wickets at regular intervals on the way to being bowled out for 139.

Ryan Boyes top scored with 26 before becoming one of three wickets for Charlie Scatchard (3-22).

Beverley Town were unable to round off the season with a victory but came away from Moor Farm with a creditable draw and the majority of the points on offer from the match against Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

Brad Dobson top-scored for the visitors, making 87 of their total of 199-8 which included four wickets for Nadeem Shefta (4-65).

The home side's reply included a fourth half-century of the season from Jack Hugill (54), but with Matthew Saint (3-40) having already picked up three wickets it was down to Daniel Cass (28no) to see out the home side's remaining overs as they closed on 162-8.

Champions Driffield Town rounded off a hugely successful season with a 42-run victory over Folkton & Flixton at Kings Mill Road.

Alec Drury finished the season as the league leading run scorer with 916, but on this occasion missed out.

Despite three early wickets from Connor Stephenson (3-65) the hosts were still able to post an imposing 280-7, thanks in part to fifth-wicket stand of 124 between Harry Burnhill (83) and Nicky Johnson (69).

The visitors made a strong start in reply, Will Hutchinson (77) and Elliot Hatton (48) with a century stand for the second wicket.

But once Hutchinson was out with the score on 183, the innings fell away Jamie Greavson (5-62) with his fourth five-wicket haul of the season.

A remarkable innings from Fergus Wilkinson (67no) helped Hull Zingari pull off a dramatic victory over Acomb, the game decided with the last pair at the crease and just five balls to spare.

A much earlier finish looked on the cards when three wickets apiece from Gavin Wilkinson (3-25) and Callum Hellwig (3-60) reduced the visitors to 85-6.

Skipper Matthew Dale (79) led the recovery, adding 94 with Nicholas Schofield (38) before his side were eventually bowled out for 209.

Ferguson came in when Chris Alpin (3-50) picked up the first of his wickets in the opening over of the home side's reply and was still there three and a half hours later to strike the winning runs having faced 171 balls.

Nicholas Schofield finished with 3-41 but was unable to break a key stand of 83 between Wilkinson and Callum Hellwig (35) for the eighth wicket, that was finally ended by Darcy O’Connor (2-44) who finished as the competition’s leading wicket-taker.

Whitkirk overcame third-placed York by 48 runs at Selby Road thanks to a real team effort, seven different players all making noteworthy contributions to the victory.

Opener Sean Pickles (48) shared a second-wicket stand of 70 with Josh Watson (36), and after Sam Parker had departed for 33 Alfie Atkinson (50no) held the latter part of the innings together with an unbeaten half-century.

Visiting bowlers Sam Backhouse (5-57) and Tom Forsdike (4-65) shared all nine wickets to fall as the hosts closed on 210.

Three wickets each from Michael O’Brien (3-38), Sam Bateman (3-32) and Mark Murphy (3-35) kept the visitors tied down for much of their innings and only skipper Nick Kay, with 66, threatened to come between the home side and a successful end to their season.