SECOND-PLACED Easingwold lost their unbeaten premier division record when they were 59 runs adrift against Clifton Alliance in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

The Alliance were held to a modest 161-9 as Paul Skilbeck, with 3-43, and Richard Lindsay, who had 3-35, proved to be effective.

The Clifton side were grateful to Joe Ashdown, who made 46, and Alex Renton, who made 40.

After the break, Easingwold’s Kyle Waite made an unbeaten 59, which was more than half of his side’s total as they were rolled over for just 103 as Liam Green bagged 3-31 and Renton 3-15.

Centuries by skipper Matt Beckett, who made 109, and Dominic Rhodes, who hit 136, set up a second win of the season for Stamford Bridge, who beat Sewerby by 153 runs after they totalled 290-4.

Three Sewerby batsmen showed some fight as Tom Chippendale made 31, Lindon Warcup 35 not out and Matt Reynoldson 30 but their team-mates fared badly against the threat posed by Luke Robinson (3-33) and Rhodes (4-29) as they were felled for 137.

Batting first against visiting Sheriff Hutton Bridge, Beverley Town lost half their wickets for under 100 runs.

With the Bridge attack lacking the services of paceman Ed Barnes, who was making his debut for the Yorkshire Academy side, Beverley were able to recover and post a handy 206-9 as Rob Harrison claimed 4-44.

The Bridge enjoyed a 58-run opening stand between Dave Bradshaw and Paul Oldfield, which ended when Bradshaw fell for 40 and Oldfield followed without further addition.

Skipper Adam Fisher then made 36 and Toby Latham added 39. Jamie Roe claimed 4-61, but Mark Fisher made 27 to take his side into second place with a four wicket triumph.

Woodhouse Grange emerged with the better of a draw over Studley Royal.

Chris Bilton made his best league score of the season in reaching 95, while brother Andy made 42.

With Mike Hattee chipping in with 59, Grange were able to move to a useful 246-5, despite Steve Walmsley’s 3-81.

Studley then made a reasonable reply which earned them 11 points as they closed on 197-8 after Andy Mackle made 46, Charlie Scatchard 46 and Dan Craven 27.

Fenner had the better of a draw at Dunnington to pile the pressure on the home side. Will Parker made 109, which was supported by Graham Williamson with 30 and Stephen Croft who made 26 not out.

Jack Bolam had 4-81 for Dunnington and then made an unbeaten 69 as his side chased their opponents' 267-9. Colis King made 45 but Croft took 4-50 to peg Dunnington to 210-6.

Two lowly sides met at York where the hosts had the better of a draw with Hull Zingari to climb out of the relegation zone.

York made 176 with Ian Jarvis making 56 and Dave Patmore 38 and then Matt Hodsdon’s 4-28 held Zingari’s reply to 162-9.

l The Hunters York & District Senior League will be playing their annual fixture against the MCC at Sheriff Hutton Bridge on Wednesday in a 50-over game that starts at 11am.