ALNE maintained their position at the top of the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League with a win at Newburgh.

Will Bell (65 retired), Rich Henly (30) and Owen Vaughan (36 not out) helped post a formidable 161-4.

Newburgh comfortably won the mid-innings super over, but were well short in pursuit of the main target.

Sam Backhouse made 30 and C Ramsay was unbeaten on 43 but Alne were comfortable winners as Owen Vaughan took 2-33, and N Watts 4-9 - including three in one over - to restrict Newburgh to 113-7.

Crayke claimed their second win of term when they triumphed at Raskelf.

Ian Pears (32no) and Peter Thomas (26) were the main contributors in their 106-7, with Mollie Ovenden (2-13) again impressing for Raskelf. Toby Baker took 2-16.

Raskelf, having failed in the super over, had Dom Firth make 27 and Rich Brown 36, but George Pears (2-17) and Hugh Shedden (2-14) restricted them to 98-8.

Easingwold overcame an inexper-ienced Sessay side, whose Jamie Ormston made 44 and Richard Thompson 28 in a 131-7 total. Charlie Robinson took 3-32 for Easingwold.

Sean Dixon (62no) and Zac Wilson (37) took Easingwold to a comfortable seven-wicket win despite James Dennis taking 2-25 for Sessay, who had their hopes of a super over point dashed after failing to defend a respectable 14.

Thirsk took full points when they entertained Helperby.

The Collinson brothers were the basis of their 99-6, Ben making 43 and Harry 27 with Dan Marston taking 2-17 for Helperby.

Thirsk won the super over by one run before Ben Collinson took 2-6 in Helperby’s reply of 75-6.

Put in at Clifton Alliance, Sheriff Hutton Bridge were all out for 101.

David Coverdale made 38, but Elliot Precious (3-1), Martin Carruthers (2-14) and J Hodge (2-20) kept the Bridge total well within the range of J Atkinson (49no) and Sam Grant (24no) after J Hall (20) had been the only casualty.

Alliance took full points having easily won the super over.