THERE is a three-way tie at the top of the standings as Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North heads towards another round of weekend fixtures.

Dunnington, the competition’s form side, host York on Saturday, having made it four wins in a row last weekend.

Third-placed Dunnington joined previous standalone leaders Stamford Bridge and second-placed Sheriff Hutton Bridge on 16 points on a day when the full fixture list did well to survive a day of blustery showers.

The match at Low Catton Road between Stamford Bridge and Dunnington eventually became a 26-over-a-side contest and so Andrew Bilton’s innings of 64 proved crucial as the visitors reached 127-7.

The total included a season-best 4-33 from Dave Chaplin, who claimed the wickets of both Bilton and George Drury (27), the pair having shared a 59-run stand for the second wicket.

Chasing a revised target of 138, the home side never really got going, losing half their wickets before the total had passed 50.

Former Bridge captain Matt Beckett picked up the opening wicket in his first return to familiar surroundings but it was the three each from Dave Brent (3-32) and Ashley Watson (3-35) that allowed the visitors to control the contest, bowling out the hosts for 106.

Bridge visit Harrogate on Saturday.

York got the better of neighbours Clifton Alliance in the Clifton Park derby, Tom Forsdike (5-36) bowling the home side to an 88-run victory.

Duncan Snell (26) and Guy Darwin (38) put on 62 for the hosts’ opening wicket but it was Harry Adair’s unbeaten 63 that boosted the total to 205-6 from 36 overs while Liam Green picked up three wickets (3-60).

Andrew Simpson (59) led the visitors’ response, making a half-century, though he was one of only three batsmen to reach double figures as Forsdike spun his spell.

Forsdike had some assistance from Alex Liley, whose five dismissals included two stumpings. The keeper also had a hand in the final run out as the visitors were dismissed for 128.

Seventh-placed Alliance will host Acomb on Saturday.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge make up the top trio as they returned to winning ways with a 49 runs victory over Harrogate at Moor Farm ahead of this weekend’s trip to Driffield Town.

After losing their last two games, hosts Bridge were looking for a solid start but did not get one, both openers falling inside the first four overs.

But Adam fisher came to the rescue, sharing partnerships of 78 with younger brother Mark (43) and 49 with Robert Stevens (35).

The skipper was dismissed for 73, the middle one of Ashley Griffin’s (3-55) three wickets, but his effort helped the side to reach 216-6.

Harry Allinson (35) top scored for the visitors, who were hampered by weather. Three wickets each from Freddie Collins (3-43) and Nadeem Shefta (3-28) saw Harrogate eventually bowled out for 167.

Castleford will be looking to build on wins over York and Acomb when they host Woodhouse Grange this weekend.

The West Yorkshire outfit ended Acomb’s two-match winning run with a comfortable five-wicket win at The Green.

The visiting spinners coped well despite a wet ball with Jack Young (3-32) and David Wainwright (4-13) sharing seven wickets as the home side were dismissed for 127.

Edward Cole had picked up the first three wickets to fall, including the dangerous William Wade for 29, before spin took centre stage, Young with the wicket of top scorer Matthew Dale for 32.

Openers Liam Hyde (32) and Andrew Bourke (20) laid the platform for the chase with a partnership of 59, then an unbeaten 41 from Brayden Clark saw them home with six overs to spare.

Woodhouse Grange earned a tie at home to Driffield Town last weekend.

The visitors posted 152-4 from 35 overs, with openers Grant Halder (54) and Noah Kelly (67) contributing the bulk of the runs. Henry Wilson (2-11) was the most economical of Grange’s bowlers.

In reply, Grange reached 149 of their revised target of 150 from 28 overs, captain James Finch among the high scorers with 37 runs. Both Chris Bilton and Wilson posted 38 runs.

For Driffield, Nick Hardgrave (2-40) did the most damage, removing both Ted Baty and Bilton.

Things are hotting up in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League west division one as just one point now separates the top four.

The eagerly awaited contest between two of the competition’s unbeaten sides was lost to the weather.

There was no play possible between Bolton Percy and Carlton Towers, leaving the pair with a slender advantage over Goole Town, who suffered a surprise defeat to Thorp Arch & Boston Spa.

Meanwhile, third-placed York won by a comfortable 158 runs at neighbouring Clifton Alliance.

Town had won all of their five previous matches going into the game at Thorp Arch but ran into an in-form George Gibson. Having made a century the previous week against Carlton Towers, this time he scored 73.

Chris Stephenson (52) also made a half-century and Sam Lingard 33 as the home side reached 213-5 from 33 overs.

Guy Richardson took 3-58 and was then his side’s top scorer with 34 as they were bowled out for 117, Robert White (5-27) taking five wickets and Eshaan Kapoor (3-14) three.

Young opener Harvey Gration scored 52, laying the platform for York’s 217-7 in the derby at Alliance, the total also including 40 from Elias Smith and Alex Collins’ 32.

The home side are still searching for their first win of the season after being dismissed for just 59 with three wickets each for Sam Backhouse and Ted Patmore.

Whitkirk won for the third week in a row, the latest success coming at Osbaldwick by 82 runs.

Openers Sean Pickles (33) and Josh Watson put on a stand of 67, Watson (52) going on to complete his second half-century of the campaign.

All the visitors’ top seven made double-figure scores as they finished on 203-8, Callum Hall and Alex Hay with a couple of wickets apiece.

Jake Thompson (4-39) picked up four wickets in the home side’s reply, including top-scorer Matthew Hattee for 38 as they were bowled out for 121.

Heworth had not won in since the opening day as they welcomed a winless Dringhouses to Elmpark Way.

The hosts made a solid start with Guy Wilkinson leading the way with 30, but the loss of four quick wickets - three of which went to George Wilson (3-49) - pegged them back to a total of 142-7.

The visitors lost a couple of early wickets in response before Danny Snaith made 31, but three wickets from Alex Bell (3-16) and four from Jack Wilkinson (4-25) sealed their fate as they were all out for 103.

A match against Osbaldwick at the weekend should give two of the bottom three a chance to open their account.

There was no change to the top of north division one with three of the top four all winning.

Sessay were comfortable winners at Pannal, where the home side were bowled out for 89.

Opener Andrew Ellis made 38 but only he and Moses John (23) reached double figures. All four visiting bowlers took wickets, Stephen Langstaff (3-12) and Alfie Spencer (3-22) with three each.

The visitors themselves lost four wickets but the result was never really in doubt, Matthew Wass their top scorer with 25.

It was very much business as usual for Knaresborough, with Andy Ward and Tashmial Henry providing match-winning contributions against Sessay II.

Henry (3-24), the competition’s leading wicket-taker, added a further three to his tally, as did Ward (3-19) as the home side slumped to 91 all out.

Ward then scored 36 before David Girling secured his side's fifth straight win with an unbeaten 41.

Easingwold returned to winning ways with a 20-run victory against Sheriff Hutton Bridge at Back Lane.

Teenager Jack Redshaw scored 38 before an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 75 between Sean Dixon (32no) and Paul Skilbeck (46no) propelled the hosts to a total of 183-5.

Opener Daniel Cass (36) provided much of the early impetus in the visitors' reply. During a partnership between Harry Sutcliffe (50no) and Isaac Gianini (43) worth 52, it looked likely they would emerge victorious, but a batting collapse including a hat-trick from Josh Sargent (3-20) put paid to their chances.

Mark Cook’s second half-century of the season secured Thirsk’s first win as they halted Malton & Old Malton’s three-match winning run.

The visitors were largely reliant on opener Michael Linsley’s 57 for their total of 152-9, Dan Magee (3-29) with three wickets led a trio of others with a brace.

Cook shared stands of 61 and 49 with Ben Collinson (39) and Magee (33), both of whom eventually fell to William Spencer (3-24), but the hosts would not be denied reaching their target with just 11 balls to spare.

In the division's other game Harrogate took the points in disappointing fashion with Studley Royal unable to raise a side for the trip to St George’s Road.