ACOMB returned to the top of Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North with a 36-run victory over basement side Harrogate.

Matthew Dale scored 90 and Darius D’Silva made 57 in the hosts' total of 222-7.

D'Silva was bowled by Ishan Abeysekara (5-47), who added five wickets to the eight he picked up in two innings over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Despite the Sri Lankan’s efforts, the visitors remain winless, although an upset looked on the cards as they reached 127-1 thanks to a half-century from Jordan Sleightholme (55) and skipper William Bates’ 39.

But once the pair had been dismissed by Darcy O’Connor (5-54), the innings fell away.

Darius D’Silva (3-41) added to O’Connor’s good work and the visitors were all out for 186.

Stamford Bridge ended Woodhouse Grange’s four-game winning run, a half-century from Fletcher Coutts helping the hosts build a total that remained just out of the visitors' reach.

The overseas all-rounder proved his worth with the bat by adding 51 with James Pick after opener Jack Timby had earlier been dismissed for 46.

Bridge reached 167 before Josh Jackson (4-30) brought the innings to a premature end with back-to-back wickets.

The visitors lost wickets at regular intervals in reply. Dave Chaplin took 4-29 as Grange eventually fell 24 runs short, Jarryd Basson top scoring with 34.

York were surprise winners at Common Lane, beating former league leaders Dunnington by five wickets.

Charlie Elliot (4-20) and Tom Forsdike (3-1) helped bowl out the home side for 85 after they had been 48-0 thanks to an opening stand between Alec Drury (20) and Andrew Bilton (20).

Conditions for batting proved testing for both sides and the visitors had to work hard for only their second win of the campaign. They were indebted to Tom Brooks who made 20 before being dismissed just before the winning runs were struck.

Clifton Alliance recorded their first win of the season by beating fellow strugglers Driffield Town by nine wickets at Alliance Cricket Ground.

The visitors were bowled out for 133, Samuel Grant (4-41) taking four wickets and Thomas Brown (3-33) three, while the ever-dependable Sam Drury, one of only three batters to reach double figures, top scored with 45.

Alliance suffered an early setback losing opener Oliver Sherwood but an unbeaten second-wicket partnership of 123 between Andrew Simpson (56 not out) and Andrew Whaits (58no) secured a welcome victory which lifts their side off the foot of the table.

Matthew Weston (106) and Will Luxton (103) came within 15 runs of a new league-record second-wicket partnership as they put on 208 for Yorkshire Academy against Sheriff Hutton Bridge at Weetwood.

The pair's efforts provided most of their side's total of 278-8, Dulash Udayanga (4-50) collecting four wickets in the closing stages as the batters went in search of quick runs.

Mark Fisher (63) made his third half-century of the campaign for the side from Moor Farm and Tommy Hudson scored 41 but after the pair departed, the rest of the line-up struggled. James Mukherjee finished with 3-29 and Harry Sullivan 3-54.

The victory keeps the county young guns in fifth place but now just eight points separate them from the league leaders.

Castleford relinquished top spot in the standings as they suffered a 132-run defeat at Scarborough, whose Ben Elvidge (50 and 3-16) scored a third consecutive half-century.

James Wainman crashed 34 off 14 balls and then took the first three wickets as the visitors looked to chase the hosts' 257-6.