CLIFTON Alliance held their position at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League North after overcoming bottom-of-the-table Easingwold.

A superb batting performance from Josh Tynan (107) was partnered by Matthew Hattee (58) and Bryn Llewellyn (45), with Clifton Alliance managing 282 runs from their 50 overs after electing to bat first.

Easingwold put up a good fight, led by a half-century from Kyle Waite, but the visitors’ 259 runs saw Clifton Alliance take the win between the two York-based sides.

York side Sessay were unable to wobble the runners-up Castleford, after being all out following 48.1 overs.

Castleford secured the victory with 161 runs and five wickets, with David Wainwright (65no) impressing for the West Yorkshire outfit.

York have dropped to fourth in recent weeks but are hopeful of breaking back into the top three after defeating Woodhouse Grange by 19 runs.

Jonathan Tattersall (66) and Luke Kilby (53) aided York in their victory, despite the best efforts of Woodhouse Grange’s Harry Gamble (36).

Driffield Town took on Stamford Bridge, but fell victim to the weather after the match was abandoned.

The latter would be disappointed, after incredible batting performances from Adam Drury (124no) and Nathan Kelly (105).

Harrogate remain in third after comfortably defeating Scarborough by 115 runs, maintaining their pressure of Clifton Alliance and Castleford.

Henry Thompson (67), William Bates (51) and Arjun Ramkumar (40no) all impressed for Harrogate.

The final match of the weekend took place between Hull Zingari and Sherriff Hutton Bridge, who each played 32 overs and managed 199 runs.

Jack Storey enjoyed a captivating performance with 78 runs.