ALNE have emerged as the early leaders of the Pilmoor Evening League, taking full points from their encounter with Thirsk.

Alne won the main contest by five runs as Thirsk closed on 99-8 in pursuit of Alne’s 104-6.

The table-toppers then successfully defended five runs in the super over.

Helperby also took full points when they entertained Sessay. Jake Fletcher made 65 not out the victors made 133-1.

That was well out of reach for the inexperienced Sessay side that were restricted to 98-8 and then emphatically beaten in the super over.

Newburgh had a profitable evening at Dringhouses, despite losing the super over as James Banks (40) lead them to a total of 119-5.

In reply, Paul Milner was the only home batsman to come to terms with the Newburgh attack, making an unbeaten 60 as Dringhouses closed on 85-9.

Easingwold took the bulk of the points against Clifton, with the latter reaching 95-4, primarily thanks to Sam Grant (41).

Easingwold responded by making 96-5 thanks to Kyle Waite (30) and Dan Copeland (24).

Clifton did ensure some consolation by winning the super over by a solitary run.

Crayke overcame Raskelf, despite the hosts seeing Rob Galtrey score an unbeaten 45.

His knock led the way as Raskelf made 77-4, but Crayke replied with 78-5, with Hugh Shedden (22) and Ian Pears (21) contributing.

Raskelf did though win the super over by four runs.