YORK Cricket Club maintained their perfect start to the 2024 Yorkshire Premier League North season after defeating Hull Zingari by 40 runs.

After electing to bat from the start, a superb performance from Duncan Snell (72), Will Fraine (38) and Tom Brooks (27) saw York overcome a Hull side nervously looking over their shoulder at the lingering relegation zone.

228 runs from York’s 50 overs gave the North Yorkshire outfit the perfect platform, despite the best efforts of Dave Watkin (40) and Jahangir Alam (44).

York are now second in the table and level on points with top of the table Castleford, who overcame another York-based side in Stamford Bridge to also maintain their 100 per cent record.

A convincing performance from Castleford saw the hosts win by 114 runs, with Callum Rowe (41), Scott Hopkinson (45) and Connor Hyde (40no) all impressing after Castleford elected to bat first.

Stamford Bridge were bowled out and struggled to muster much of a fightback, with Martyn Woodliffe (23) the highlight of the visitors’ batting performance in West Yorkshire.

It was an all-York affair between Clifton Alliance and Sessay in a narrowly-contested match, with Diego Rosier producing a captivating display.

Rosier (92no) managed nine four’s and two six’s in a exemplary performance, supported by Liam Carver (24) and Harrison Wood (17).

After managing 201 runs before being all out, Clifton Alliance won the battle of York by four wickets after overcoming the deficit.

Bryn Llewellyn (50), George Breheney (40) and Joe Thompson (44) all helped Clifton Alliance over the line, supported by a superb bowling effort from Samuel Grant.

York-based Easingwold were undone by an incredible performance from Jack Redshaw (108), with Robert Pinder (59) also impressing for Scarborough.

The two sides are both lingering just above the bottom two, with Easingwold’s Kyle Waite (87) unfortunate to be on the losing side along with Sam Pearson (31).

Scarborough’s Ben Gill was a thorn in the side of Easingwold, managing to get three of the hosts’ batters out as the travelling Scarborough won the contest by seven wickets.

Sherriff Hutton Bridge moved into third after defeating Harrogate by four wickets.

Harrogate batted first with impressive performances from Sanjay Mani (37no), Ben Carr (37) and Arjun Ramkumar (22), but Sherriff Hutton Bridge’s Hardik Tamore catching out two of Harrogate’s batters.

A half-century from Sherriff’s Adam Fisher guided the visitors to victory, overcoming the 176 runs from Harrogate to move themselves within the top three.

The final match of the weekend took place between Woodhouse Grange and Driffield Town, with the latter winning the match by a narrow one wicket.

Driffield elected to bat first with an incredible century from Noah Kelly (no) contributing to an impressive win, with the hosts managing 190 runs.

A half-century from Harry Gamble almost aided Woodhouse Grange to a spirited comeback, whilst Imal Liyanage (27), Tom Neal (24) and Tommy Hudson (22) all impressed.