SESSAY increased their advantage at the top of the Hunters York & District Senior League by beating nearest challengers Beverley Town by the narrowest of margins.

Reduced to 30 overs a side, the contest went right to the wire, the hosts winning off the final ball with their last two batters at the wicket.

The visitors were restricted to 111-7 with Matthew Till (3-36) removing top scorer Ben Hatfield (24).

In reply, the hosts lost three wickets before the score had reached 20 but captain Mark Jackson (44)led from the front to put his side in with a chance of victory.

There was plenty of drama to come once he was out with 19 runs needed off four overs.

And with two needed from five balls, Joe Dale (3-19) claimed back-to-back wickets to put the game on a knife edge but Stephen Langstaff was able to hold his nerve and score the winning run.

Will Norman’s (53) third half-century of the season and an unbeaten 61 from Harry Walmsley helped Folkton & Flixton reach 266-7at home to Whitkirk.

The total also included 42 from Richard Malthouse while Connor Stephenson took 3-47.

Folkton are up to third, just behind Pickering, who had to settle for a draw after they were left frustrated by Welton’s last-wicket pair.

Tom Brown (3-52) and Matthew Wilkinson (3-19) helped remove the hosts for 190, with Daniel Ward (41) and Kieran Bowes (39 not out) the leading contributors.

The visitors never looked like threatening that total but, despite the efforts of Tim Whincup (4-45), they held on for 53 overs to take a share of the points.

Skipper Alex Collins (53no) and Tom Bates (30no) put on a spirited partnership in York's draw with Malton & Old Malton.

Matthew Turnbull, once of York, top scored with 39 in the hosts' total of 186 all out, Matthew Hodsdon (3-40) and Ted Patmore (3-61) both picking up three wickets.

Luke Smith (3-35) removed the visitors' top three batters but could not dislodge the visiting captain, who completed the third half-century of his reign in a match which leaves both sides comfortable in mid-table.

Leo Wilson (31 and 3-22) featured prominently with both bat and ball as Studley Royal moved out of the relegation places with a 30-run victory over Sheriff Hutton Bridge at Moor Farm.

Steven Walmsley (38) put on 72 for the sixth wicket with Wilson before the latter became one of five wickets for Matthew Bird (5-51).

Daniel Cass (3-32) picked up three early wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 175.

Michael Litterbach (3-24) disrupted the chase before Wilson (3-22) wrapped up the victory.

Hull Zingari climbed off the foot of the table as they got the better of a drawn contest with fellow strugglers Goole Town.