ALNE have a five-point lead in the revamped Pilmoor Evening Cricket League after taking full points at Crayke.

Owen Vaughan (25) and Ryan Beaumont (29) helped them to 85-5 on a damp pitch, Hugh Shedden taking 3-15 for Crayke.

Crayke looked to be well in contention after Joe Wright’s 25 but Ryan Beaumont continued his good work by taking 4-10.

Despite Hugh Shedden’s 27, Crayke’s challenge ended six runs in arrears.

Earlier, they had also failed narrowly in the super over.

Raskelf found themselves in all sorts of difficulty when they batted first in difficult conditions against Clifton Alliance.

Martin Carruthers (3-6) and Elliott Precious (3-4) reduced them to 31 all out, Alliance winning easily by nine wickets.

Raskelf did have better luck in the super over as Sam Porter successfully defended Raskelf’s nine without loss.

The closest game of the evening was at Thirsk, where Newburgh continued their bright start to the season with a one-run win.

Sam Backhouse (25) and Tommy Banks (45) led the way in their 106-5, while Josh Neilson (2-17) and Jack Tart (3-11) had the best returns for Thirsk.

Their batting failed to function in the super over, losing both wickets without scoring a run to hand Thirsk a simple task.

But the main contest resumed with Neilson showing his batting skills with 35, and although Mark Cook made 25 not out, Newburgh hung on to win by the narrowest of margins. Ferdinand Rex took 2-25.

The games at Helperby, where Sheriff Hutton Bridge were due to visit, and Sessay, due to host Dringhouses, were called off due to waterlogged grounds.