GILLAMOOR put themselves back into serious contention for the Feversham League title thanks to a narrow three-wicket victory at Slingsby.

Gillamoor sit second, two points behind High Farndale but with two games in hand. Spout House are a further two points back, with Slingsby bottom, with only one win.

Slingsby amassed 66-7, top scorers being D Watson (19) and C Wrightson (10) as the bowling trio of C Campbell (3-11), Alec Medd (2-6) and Adam Durrant (2-6) gave little away.

Gills were made to fight for their runs in reply, particularly by Ben Corner and his usual pinpoint accuracy which brought 2-9 in five overs.

John Hatfield picked up three wickets but was a little expensive, exploited by John Lumley (17), T Munday (16), Medd (15 not out) and Matt Durrant (14).

Slingsby’s home game with High Farndale was abandoned due to rain.

The shortage of players in the Feversham League was this time experienced by Spout House - who could muster only four for their fixture at High Farndale and were forced to concede the points.

Spout House also made a low-key exit from the Henry Flintoft Cup at Castleton.

They lost their semi-final to Kildale by eight wickets, who knocked off the required runs in just 12.3 of the allotted 20 overs.

House lost had earlier stuttered to 2-3 in three overs. Tom Garbutt (28) then batted steadily as wickets tumbled at the other end until caught at long on. They totalled 53 all out, Jamie Peirson taking 5-31 and Dan Doughty 3-19.

Garbutt took 2-21 in the reply but a Kildale victory was never in doubt.