FOLKTON & Flixton are the new leaders of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division - despite not being able to capture the final two wickets against visiting promotion rivals Malton & Old Malton.

Harry Walmsley (74) and Max Harland (72) both hit half-centuries for Folkton (302-8), Will Norman finishing unbeaten on 31.

Malton's Luke Smith (3-50) was the pick of either side's bowlers. The visitors also had two batters pass 50 in Tom Bumby (58) and Shaun Harland (57) as they finished on 253-8 to claim a share of the points.

Michael Brown (6-31) and David Greenlay (4-16) shared all 10 wickets as Pickering (93-1) ended former league leaders Sessay's (91) unbeaten start to the season in spectacular fashion.

The visitors reached 47 without loss, opener Mark Wilkie (24) top scoring as one of only three batters to reach double figures, before the innings collapsed.

Pickering wasted little time racing to victory inside 17 overs, teenage opener George Baldwin finishing not out on 44.

Beverley Town stay fourth after comfortably beating Studley Royal by 135 runs.

The game at Clifton Park was equally one-sided, York beating basement side Goole Town by 110 runs.

Opener Tom Spearman top scored for the hosts with 60 and Richard Love made 35 as Ben Lamb took three of the first four wickets to fall before a partnership of 86 between Alex Collins (59) and Cameron Burdass (54) put the hosts (252-6) in control.

The visitors' 10 wickets were shared among a seven-man bowling attack, Matthew Scurry (3-24) finishing with the best figures. He took the wicket of Guy Richardson, whose 29 was the highlight in his side's 142.

Michael O’Brien (3-23 and 38 not out) produced a match-winning all-round performance for Whitkirk (142-7) in their three-wicket win over Sheriff Hutton Bridge (140).

David Hull (33) and Matthew Maltby (25) put on 62 for visitors Bridge's third wicket but after O'Brien removed the pair, James Malthouse (4-28) took up the attack.

Matthew Bird took 3-37 to limit the chase while Daniel Cass’s 3-45 featured two late wickets but O’Brien held firm to see his side over the line and leave Bridge just above the relegation places.

Hull Zingari are out of the bottom three for the first time this season, their 171-win depositing opponents Welton in the drop zone instead.