Sewerby and Bridlington beaten on their travels

Driffield's Will Norman leaves the field after the winning runs against Sewerby.
Driffield's Will Norman leaves the field after the winning runs against Sewerby.

Sessay moved another step closer to promotion from Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League Division One and Driffield Town 2nds remain on course to join them, and despite swapping places Bolton Percy and Pickering both remain in the top four.

The runaway leaders were made to work hard for their fifth straight win in a low scoring match at Whitkirk, while Driffield Town’s fourth straight win came at the expense of bottom placed Sewerby,

Ben Dobson (114) scoring his third century of a highly successful season and Tom Norman finished unbeaten on 37 as the home side took just 27 overs to make the 203 required for victory. Scott Cooper had earlier top scored for the home side with 58 as Mark Clarkson took 3-42 from a total of 201/8.

David Greenlay (94 not out) and Chris Nichols (66 not out) saw Pickering to an eight wicket win at home to promotion rivals Bridlington after Tom Sigsworth (5-46) and Mark Shepherd (3-43) had restricted the visitors to 178/9 despite 90 from Richard Lount.

The result allowed the hosts to climb above Bolton Percy and afforded them a little breathing space over those just outside the promotion places.

Wold Newton gave themselves hope of a late season survival charge in Beckett League Division A with a 19-run win at home against Wykeham, their first win in eight matches.

Newton batted first and hit 206/9 with Matthew Southwell making a fine 69 not out and Andrew Moore 49.

Ian Spence took 4-64 and fast bowler Dave Pearson (3-40) were the stand-out bowlers for the visitors.

Ben Metcalfe (74) and Craig Bateman, who made 59 not out, led the reply, but 3-18 from Moore, Mike Holtby with 3-32 and James Knaggs (3-48) dismissed them for 187.

Grindale’s Ian Cousins was in top form as his side beat Brompton by three wickets.

Cousins took 5-15 as Brompton were restricted to 133/9 in 45 overs with opener Robin Siddle carrying his bat for a fine 47 not out. Cousins then top scored with 37 and Andy Smith made 28 not out to secure the win.

Forge Valley 2nds’ Sean Pinder hit his third century of the campaign in Division B but it wasn’t enough as Bridlington 2nds produced a fine run chase on their own patch.

Valley made 225/6 with Pinder’s superb 103 not out and Tom Varey’s 53 the mainstays of the innings. Callum Battams produced the best figures for the hosts with 3-75.

Greg Miller (77), Harry Burnhill, with 66, and Andrew Clay’s 39 eased Bridlington home with 16 balls to spare for the loss of just three wickets.

In Division C, Flamborough enjoyed a comprehensive victory, bowling Ryedale all out for 70, with Harry Burton taking 4-18.

Luke Dixon’s fine season continued, stroking 43 in an eight-wicket win.

Pete Hill shone with bat and ball as Flixton 3rds boosted their Derwent Valley League Division A promotion ambitions with a 127-run hammering of visitors Wold Newton 2nds.

Hill top scored with a superb 78 as the home side racked up 192-7, Tony Rudeforth adding 41.

Hill than snapped up 4-8 as Newton were dismissed for 65.