ACOMB are the undefeated leaders of Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North following a 76-run victory over previously unbeaten side Dunnington at Common Lane.

The victory owed much to overseas signings past and present Darcy O’Connor and Darius D’Silva, who dominated a low-scoring contest. The former, now settled in the UK, made 30 and claimed his first Premier League five-wicket haul (5-15), while current UAE international D’Silva made 35 and took 4-20.

Acomb scored 167, with Luke Kilby taking 3-56 for the home side.

Dunnington looked to be in control in reply during a third-wicket partnership of 63 between Adam Sutcliffe and George Drury (42) - but from 70-2, they lost seven wickets for just 21 runs and collapsed to 91 all out.

Castleford are up to second after they inflicted a fourth defeat of the season on hosts Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

The home side made a decent start through Mark Fisher (31) and Dulash Udayanga but after the former became the second of three wickets for Matthew Rees (3-36), it was left to the Sri Lankan to hold the innings together. He was able to shepherd the final two wickets to add 76, remaining unbeaten on 77 in a final total of 193 all out.

Eddie Morrison eventually captured the final two wickets to finish with 4-38.

The only real concern for the visitors during their reply was an injury to Chesney Hughes, forcing his retirement for 34 having put on 100 for the first wicket.

Fellow opener Liam Hyde continued his excellent start to the season, adding a further 62 in partnership with Brayden Clark (42 not out) before being dismissed for 78, by which time the game had ceased to be a contest.

Christopher Bilton’s third half-century of the season came as Woodhouse Grange maintained a perfect Premier League record at the Alliance Cricket Ground, an eight-wicket victory over Clifton Alliance making it four wins in four visits and moving the visitors up to third.

Tom Neal returned his competition-best figures of 5-29 as the home side were bowled out for 101 - which represented something of a recovery after being 64-8. Stephen Burdett also picked up three wickets.

Thomas Brown, coming in at number nine, top scored with 20 to ensure Alliance at least reached three figures.

Samuel Grant (2-37) dismissed both Woodhouse openers but an unbroken partnership of 69 dominated by Bilton (71no) saw the visitors reach their target inside 24 overs.

For the second week in a row, Yorkshire Academy captain Will Luxton (64no) led from the front, his second half-century in as many weeks this time contributing to a comfortable run chase as the hosts beat Driffield Town by six wickets.

The visitors made a reasonable start thanks to young opener Noah Kelly, who made 40 before becoming one of five wickets for Harry Sullivan, the spinner finishing with 5-17 from 11 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 132.

Luxton’s patient innings paid dividends and an unbroken stand of 57 with Daniel Ford (23no) secured the side's second victory of the season, enough to see them climb into the top half of the table.

There was no play possible at Stamford Bridge, where Harrogate were due to visit, nor for York at Scarborough.