PICKERING slipped from second to fifth in the Hunters York & District Senior League premier division after a nine-wicket loss at Whitkirk.

Home captain Simon Webb (62 not out) led the way, putting on a match-winning stand of 81 with Josh Watson (30no).

The visitors had earlier been bowled out for 106 with Tom Webb (4-50) once again in the wickets and Jack Wood taking 3-28.

Daniel Harper top scored with 38 for Pickering.

Sessay recorded their third straight win to strengthen their position at the top of the table.

An unbeaten half-century from Joseph Watson (59no) was the standout performance in a 114-run victory over now basement side Goole Town side that now sit in the bottom of the competition.

Malton & Old Malton’s last-wicket pair hung on for the final two overs of their match against Beverley Town to deny the hosts victory.

Gregory Whyley (53) scored his second half-century of the season and added 80 for the third wicket with Joe Dale (39) as the hosts reached 162 before being bowled out. Tom Bumby finished with 4-40.

Opener Michael Linsley got the visitors’ reply off to a good start with 51 and Matthew Turnbull (34) was able to hold the innings together, but three wickets from Joey Franklin (3-22) hampered the batting side's progress and they reached 149-9 by the close.

The game of the day took place at Clifton Park where Alex Liley (101) and Tom Norman (105) made centuries for York and Folkton & Flixton, respectively, as both sides scored more than 270. Just five runs separated the sides at the end of an absorbing contest.

Skipper Norman and Will Hutchinson shared a stand of 166 either side of which Sam Backhouse (6-49) picked up six wickets as the visitors were dismissed on the final ball of their 50 overs for 279.

Nick James (93) and Liley responded with a partnership of 152 for the hosts but, after both were dismissed by Richard Malthouse (5-47), the chase lost momentum and finished with the score on 274-9, leaving both teams feeling they were within touching distance of victory.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge beat Hull Zingari by 56 runs at Moor Farm to leapfrog their visitors and get off the foot of the table.

The fifth-wicket pair of Kiran Chakraborty (48) and Matthew Maltby (40) put on 58, which would prove to be the difference between the sides, Jack Hugill having earlier scored 35.

Despite their efforts the innings was largely kept in check by Nathan Johnson (3-44) and Gavin Wilkinson (3-36) who each picked up three wickets in a total of 176-9.

Matthew Bird (3-11) took wickets at either end of the visitors’ reply and by the time Gary Abdoll (34) came to the crease most of the damage had been done as the team were bowled out for 120.

Studley Royal recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this term by beating Welton at home by 66 runs.