FOLKTON & Flixton will join champions Hull Zingari in the Hunters York & District Senior League Premier Division next season after they secured promotion ahead of long-time rivals Sewerby.

The pair had been locked together in recent weeks but a second consecutive defeat for Sewerby finally separated them.

The runners-up spot was secured with a dominant performance over a visiting Harrogate side, who were bowled out for 119, with Connor Stephenson taking 5-27 as only Jordan Marshall made any impression with the bat, scoring 34.

The hosts eased to their target inside 22 overs, with Richard Malthouse (41no) and Will Norman (38no) remaining unbeaten.

Sewerby's promotion challenge ended in extraordinary circumstances when they lost by two wickets at Heworth.

Scott Cooper was the leading run scorer in the match with 27 as Martin Boothroyd (4-21) and Steve Lawrence (3-34) combined to dismiss the visitors for just 93.

But the game proved to be far from over, with Aidy Long taking 4-13 as the home side found batting equally challenging, finishing eight down by the time they reached the target.

Guy Martinson scored 117 not out as champions Hull Zingari put bottom side Selby to the sword.

Alex Dale smashed 85 from just 31 balls in a total of 344-3, which also included half-centuries from Jack Riley (52) and Matthew Bunn (56).

Alex Bowden responded with 60 but lacked support as the visitors were bowled out for 166.

While top-of-the-table matters in the division may have been resolved, there is still much to play for at the other end of the table, and it promises to be anxious final day, with three clubs in a relegation scrap from which only one will escape.

Nothing less than a victory on the final day can save Hull, and even that is unlikely to be enough after they lost at fellow strugglers Beverley Town.

Martin Watkin (49) top-scored in the visitors' 191-9, which also included contributions from Laurence Wilkinson (34) and Tom Appleyard (31), but despite their efforts the home side, led by Tim Smith (72), ran out winners by six wickets, with Andy Burton finishing unbeaten on 46. The result provided Beverley Town with a massive boost, and they will now go into a crunch match trailing Hornsea by nine points, knowing that victory will keep them up.

A century from Knaresborough's Andrew Ward (112) condemned Hornsea to a demoralising journey back to the east coast, and to that uncomfortable winner-takes-all match against Beverley Town.

Richard Medforth picked up 3-40 but that was little consolation as the home side reached 263-7, which also included 64 from Dave Girling, and there was little to cheer when the visitors were bowled out in reply for 151.

The Ripon trio of Joshua Blades, Ben Crewe and Paul Ainsley shared the limelight as Dringhouses were bowled out for 60, with each taking three wickets.

Blades was the pick, conceding just a single, with Crewe almost as impressive with his costing only eight runs, leaving Ainsley with a very creditable 3-24 looking relatively expensive by comparison.

The home side then strolled to a seven-wicket win from 15 overs.