NEWBURGH have a two-point lead at the top of Pilmoor Evening Cricket League division one after they won at Clifton Alliance while Sheriff Hutton Bridge fell to Acomb.

The clash between the second division's top two, Huby and Raskelf, meanwhile, ended in a tie, while Alne recorded their first win since 2015.

Reigning champions Newburgh produced a convincing performance at Clifton Alliance.

Jake Atkinson (37) and Ryan Partington (32 not out) contributed most in the home side's 114-4, Tommy Banks taking all the wickets for fine figures of 4-13.

Mark Mierzwinski (70no) and Luke Ramsay (32no) joined forces to take Newburgh to a comfortable 115-1 after 17 overs.

Sheriff Hutton Bridge lost ground when they suffered their first reverse of the season.

David Speake made 35 and Paul Scaling 29 as Bridge moved to 109-6, but Aiden Burton responded with 51 as Acomb took the points at 110-4.

Sessay moved into mid-table with a win over Dringhouses. Andrew Simpson (21), Elliot Shires (23) and Tom Storr (29) took Dringhouses to 101-6, Jamie Ormston taking 3-23 in a tidy spell.

Storr (2-27) raised Dringhouses’ hopes with two wickets, including that of Stuart Peirse (23), but Mark Jackson (43no) and Joe Watson (30no) then dominated the bowling and Sessay won at 102-2 in the 13th over.

The highest scoring contest of the evening was between two hitherto winless teams.

Richard Kirby (26), J Goode (48), Ben Collinson (40) and James Wilkinson (26) were in good touch as Thirsk posted 182-5. But Dan Spink make an unbeaten 91 and Lewis Rees-Hughes 28 as Helperby won at 185-2.

In division two's table-top clash, Huby posted 101-7, Mark Swales top-scoring with 27 not out while Jake Petty (2-17) and Angus Taylor (2-11) had the best returns for Raskelf.

The reply included 33 from Matt Goddard, but Sean Dixon (2-10) and Mark Swales (2-28) kept Huby in the game.

Raskelf required seven runs for victory in the last over but got only six, the game ending in a tie as Raskelf closed on 101-8.

Alne, who went through last season without a win, got their first of this term at Crayke.

The hosts reached 110-4 through Joe Wright (47) and Graeme Dawson (49), H Stevens taking 2-28.

Alne's reply was initially held in check by Charlie Wentworth, who conceded only 12 runs from five overs, but Wally Newby (50 retired) and Ryan Beaumont (36no) then got on top and Alne took the points at 111-1 with more than an over to spare.

Easingwold had a 50-run win at Stillington. Aubrey Towler top-scored with 45 in Easingwold's 147-5, Karl Simpson taking 3-25. Stillington were all out for 97 despite an unbeaten 30 from Matthew Coulson, Ollie Tanner-Smith taking 2-16.

Sheriff Hutton’s poor run continued when they lost to Rowntrees & Huntington.

Sam Beales (50 retired) and Josh de Silva (53 ret) saw R&H post 121-0, then Steve Beales took 2-18 and Dom Firth 3-14 to dismiss Sheriff for 89.