A DEFIANT unbeaten 67 from Neil Martin helped Heworth deny visitors Goole Town an outright victory at Elm Park Way in Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League division one.

Goole made 239 all out through a half-century from Ollie Ounsley (64) and further runs from Kevin Murphy (32) and Ben Shelton (48), as Alex Bell picked up 4-46.

In the reply, Richard Mann took 3-82 but Martin, Oliver Sherwood (60) and Nick Brunner (30) helped the home side reach 220-7.

Ben Crewe’s stunning return of 5-5 helped Ripon beat Dringhouses by 38 runs.

Crewe also contributed 33 runs to a home total of 127-6, which included Mike Ainsley’s 42. Dave Henstock (3-20) also took three wickets as the visitors were all out for 89, despite 34 from Andy Simpson.

The match at Moor Farm was another low-scoring affair, visitors Pocklington making only 106 with Nadeem Shefta taking 5-26.

Hosts Sheriff Hutton Bridge lost five wickets in chasing down the total but an unbeaten 47 from Jack Hugill saw them over the line.

After the disappointment of the opening weekend which saw the majority of the matches fall victim to the weather, teams this time took to the field under blue skies for the second round of matches.

Beverley Town, one of the few sides to play last weekend, were by far the day’s top scorers, with a century from Will Parker (120) and half century from Anthony Spence (75) helping them post a formidable 293-5 against Hornsea.

Glen Ratcliffe was the pick of the bowlers finishing with creditable figures of 4-34.

Doug Griebenouw (42) top scored as the visitors replied with 193-9, their last-wicket pair denying the home side a complete victory.

It was a similar story at Sewerby where visitors Knaresborough held on with nine wickets down to stave off defeat although they did get to within 16 runs of their hosts, who had posted 203-9.

Harrogate bowlers Ashley Griffin (5-29) and Lewis O’Donnell (4-17) made light work of Carlton Towers' batting line-up, bowling them all out for 81 all out. However, this contest also proved to be anything but one-sided contest as Matthew Tom (3-28) led the fightback before the visitors won with just three wickets to spare.