TWO York-based sides remain hot in pursuit of top of the table Castleford after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

York and Clifton Alliance have Castleford in their sights after stretching their unbeaten run to seven, with the Yorkshire Premier League North seeing another round of action over the weekend.

Clifton Alliance overcame Driffield Town by 12 runs after electing to bat first, managing 206 runs from their 50 overs.

Driffield were unable to mount much of chase, ending the match with 194 runs.

York welcomed Scarborough at the weekend, with the visitors electing to bat first.

Despite the best efforts of Clarke Doughney (42no) and Matthew Turnbull (33), a superb performance from Breidyn Schaper (65no) meant that the hosts were victorious, winning the contest by five wickets.

Castleford, at the top of the table, slipped to a surprise defeat at the hands of Woodhouse Grange.

Woodhouse’s Harry Gamble (116no) produced a captivating display, supported by Christopher Bilton (62) and Imal Liyanage (28) as the Grange batted first.

Castleford lost by 44 runs despite the best efforts of Brayden Clark (39) and Connor Hyde (35), with the leaders now looking over their shoulders after a first defeat of the season.

Two York-based sides locked horns as Sherriff Hutton Bridge came out as comfortable winners against Stamford Bridge, securing the victory by an impressive eight wickets.

Will Bennison (40no), Hardik Tamore (37no) and Alex Likely (35) all led Sherriff Hutton Bridge to victory, after a relatively disappointing batting perfromance from Stamford Bridge, which included back-to-back lbw’s for Dominic Rhodes and Luke Smith.

York-based side Sessay claimed an important win over Hull Zingari to stay clear of their opponents, narrowly winning by two wickets in a nervy contest.

Sessay elected to field first and dealt with Hull well, despite the efforts of Callum Hellwig (38no) Jack Storey (33).

But a fantastic display from Mark Jackson (47) and Joseph Watson (37) guided Sessay to victory, needing 159 runs to defeat their opponents.

The final match of the Yorkshire Premier League North took place between York-based Easingwold, who are now second from bottom after losing to Harrogate.

A dominant performance from Harrogate meant that Easingwold required 312 runs after fielding first, but were only able to manage 135.

Harrogate’s Henry Thompson (110) and Isaac Light (117) stole the show, as the visitors remain in fifth.