Aussie Michael Dawson had a day to remember for Beckett League division A leaders Heslerton as they beat Kirkbymoorside by 69 runs.
Dawson top-scored with 58 as Heslerton reached 178, with Athony Stones adding 40 and Sam Triffitt 28. Dan Jeminson was the top Kirkby bowler with figures of 5-50.
In reply, Kirkby’s overseas Jacques Budricks hit 40, but Dawson soon took control. His spell of 4-6 helped dismiss the Moorsiders for just 109.
Ben Briggs helped Filey to march away from the drop zone in his side’s win by 18 runs against Staithes.
Filey powered to a useful tally of 247-4 from their overs. Paul Bowes struck 73, with Briggs adding 68 and Aaron Howard remaining unbeaten on 61.
S Marsay struck a handy 77 to lead Staithes towards their target, but they hit the buffers due to Briggs’ 6-86.
Staxton kept the pressure on at the top of the table after their win by 155 runs against Flixton 2nds.
Chris Dove was the star of the show with a knock of 100, Nick Gibson added 32 to the final total of 222-8, while Mark Shackley claimed three of the wickets to fall.
Adrian Long (3-42) and Rich Webster (4-9) then completed the job for Staxton as Flixton were bowled out for 67.
Ebberston remain in third place following their win by 68 runs against Cayton.
Ebberston were sent packing for 148, as Neil Eddon struck 34, while Colin Denton and Brett Crowe both bagged three-wicket hauls.
The response was only given momentum by Paul Woodhead’s 41, as Matty Turnball claimed 7-30 and Ian Atkinson picked up the other three in a disappointing score of 78 all out.
Forge Valley polished off their eight-wicket win against Seamer in double-quick time.
Seamer were bowled out for 69 thanks to Nasar Khan’s 4-10 and Charles Tindall’s 4-11.
Tom Brough led Valley to the victory with an undefeated 36.
Scalby and Settrington battled it out in a division A thriller, with the former edging home by two wickets.
Settrington were put in the driving seat by a composed 97 from George Rounthwaite and 41 from Tris Midgley, while Paul Hesp took 3-51 in a score of 216-7.
Scalby crumbled in the early stages of the reply, slipping to 80-8 due to Andy Monkman’s 4-62 and Eddie Harrison’s 3-58.
To make matters worse number 11 Sam Fox was struggling with a knee injury and may not have been able to bat.
In the end he wasn’t needed though as Daniel Gregory’s unbeaten 82 and Hesp’s 43 not out carried them over the line with three balls to go.
Grindale suffered their first defeat of the season when they were pushed aside by Wykeham in a two-wicket success.
Grindale finished on a respectable 159-8, with Ian Cousins (52) and Richard Jackson (38) scoring the runs. Gareth Barnard bagged four wickets and Matthew Vincent three.
In reply, Josh Dawson caused a number of problems with his 5-45, but Ezra Pashby’s 60 and Sam Colling’s 34 proved to be enough.
Oliver West piled more pressure on Cloughton as his Wold Newton beat their opponents by 97 runs.
Newton pushed on to score 173, with West hitting 54 and Dave Southwell adding 48. Aaron Virr picked up 3-52.
West then took 6-36 and Mike Holtby the other four wickets to end Cloughton’s progress on 76.
Nawton Grange beat Brompton by eight runs in their meeting.
New boy Adam Durrant’s 45 was the top contribution in Nawton’s 177, while Ross Triffitt took an impressive 6-34.
Tom Noble put Brompton on course with 55, but Dean Coote’s 5-36 and Mike Wearmouth’s 3-25 made sure they dropped just short.
R Atken (66no) and L Beasley (52no) carried Sewerby 2nds to victory in their eight-wicket success against Sherburn.
Their runs took Sewerby past Sherburn’s 135 in which both Vince O’Grady and Beasley took four wickets.
Coronation Street actor Mikey North returned to the crease in style when Scarborough 3rds beat Ganton by seven wickets in division B.
Rob Gretton and James Bannister both reached the 40s in Ganton’s 179-9.
North then seized control with an unbeaten 91, while Kieran Howard struck a further 44 to guide Scarborough home.
Mulgrave maintained their impressive start to life in the Beckett League with a win by six wickets against Bridlington 2nds.
Geoff Miller hit 54 to help Bridlington 2nds to 142, but A Thompson’s 64 not out eased Mulgrave to to lion’s share of the points.
Forge Valley 2nds beat Ryedale by 81 runs.
Knocks from Gary Gibson (85), Andy Toal (44), Shaun Topham (35) and Phil Holden (64) pushed Valley on to 267-4.
Ian Smith’s 53 and Stephen Temple’s 47 gave Ryedale hope, but Topham’s 3-46 and Neil Arnott’s 4-37 brought things to a swift conclusion.
Thornton Dale beat Cayton 2nds by three wickets.
Ollie Sigsworth’s 46 was Dale’s top score in their successful retort to Cayton’s 189-7, which included a knock of 49 from Simon Glave and figures of 3-27 by Lee Oliver.
Steve and James Husband led Fylingdales to a win by 17 runs against Staxton 2nds.
Steve Husband hit 63 and Mark Estill added 41 to Dales’ 181-6.
Kyle Outhart then struck 67 and Ryan Hargreaves 39, but James Husband’s 5-20 concluded the action.
In division C, Dinesh Swaminanthan had a fine day with bat and ball in Ravenscar’s 58-run win against Wykeham 2nds.
Swaminanthan played his way to 80 and Ivan Kirk added 53 in Ravenscar’s 209-6.
He then led the way with the ball with 3-35 as Wykeham were slowed to 151-8.
Scalby 2nds had a solid afternoon with the batwhen they beat Heslerton 2nds by 78 runs.
Scores in the 30s from Joe Hills, Phil Stewart, Tom Gregory and Alex White led Scalby to 259-9, despite Tom Milner’s 4-62.
James Almond gave Heslerton a boost with 77 runs, but Gregory then took 3-39 and Adie Hollingsworth 3-40 to close things out.
Former first-team skipper Ady Turnbull struck a match-winning 78 as Ebberston 2nds beat Cloughton 2nds by 115 runs.
Turnbull’s knock helped Ebberston to 215-5, Mark Bennett taking three wickets.
Joe Dunnett then captured 3-19 as Cloughton dropped off the pace.
Phil Metcalfe was unlucky to be on the losing side as his Seamer 2nds lost by 11 runs to Fylingdales 2nds.
Metcalfe took 3-44 in Fylingdales’ innings of 169-9, he then hit 43, but Seamer dropped short.