MATTHEW TILL hit a Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division season-best 147 for leaders Sessay in a high-scoring draw against Sheriff Hutton Bridge.

There were also half-centuries for Mark Wilkie (54) who put on a 158-run opening stand with Till, and Mark Jackson who smashed 62 off just 27 balls as Sessay posted 318-4.

Bridge were 2-2 but David Coverdale (52) and Matthew Maltby (112no) produced a remarkable comeback with a partnership of 142 to see the visitors total 219-5 and earn a share of the points.

Folkton & Flixton got the better of promotion rivals Beverley Town, confirming their place in the top two with a four-wicket home win.

Harry Walmsley returned figures of 6-60 as the visitors were restricted to 209-9, in which opener Ben Hatfield top scored with 76. Andrew Burton was next best with 31, both batters part of Walmsley’s haul.

Tom Norman (55) and Richard Malthouse (57) began the hosts’ reply with a stand of 121. Norman, the division’s leading run scorer, made his third half-century of the season. Jamie Roe (3-45) could not prevent the hosts securing maximum points with a couple of overs left.

York took advantage of the result at Flixton to move in to the top three, Alex Liley’s 96 the standout performance as they finished the game on top at Pickering.

The visitors’ total of 250-8 - including 37 from Bevan Fawcett - proved well out of the hosts’ reach despite an unbeaten half-century from Kieran Bowes (55no).

Danny Harper (41) and Andy Sharman (33) also made useful contributions to their side’s 205-7.

Josh Watson (97) narrowly missed out on a century for Whitkirk but was able to add 130 for the fifth wicket alongside Alfie Atkinson (59no) in a 164-run win at Welton.

Opener Matthew Webb made 33 but his contribution was overshadowed by the concession of 72 extras - 46 of which were wides - by the home side, adding up to a total of 323-6 for Whitkirk.

Tom Webb (3-40) and Michael O’Brien (3-23) took the first six wickets to fall in the hosts’ reply, including top scorer Matthew Wilkinson (33).