ACOMB need only one more win to confirm promotion from the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division after victory over Easingwold.

James Tindall’s 6-40 secured a 53-run success over relegation-threatened Easingwold at The Green to put Acomb on the brink of a return to the Hunters ECB Yorkshire Premier League North.

It was a familiar tale for the home side with Matthew (47) and Joe Dale (39) once again in the runs and Darcy O’Connor contributing an unbeaten 43 to a total of 207-5.

The visitors found themselves five down for just 61, Tindall with all but one of those and he returned to close out the innings late on,.

Tom Wilson, one of those he didn’t manage dismiss, finished top scorer with 30.

A third defeat in the space of four weeks leaves Easingwold in the bottom two and facing a nervous end to the season.

Driffield Town moved a step closer to being crowned premier division champions as they won in convincing fashion at Beverley Town by a margin of 147 runs.

Alec Drury scored only the league leaders' second century of the season, and he finished not out on 141 in his side's total of 288-6, which included 45 from Grant Halder.

Connor Bowden’s (3-100) three wickets came at considerable cost.

Matthew Mudd top scored for the home side with 36 before becoming the first of six wickets for Jamie Greavson (6-51).

Newly-crowned Hunters Cup winners York remain on course to finish in the top three for a second successive season despite missing out on victory against Sheriff Hutton Bridge, as the visitors' ninth-wicket pair held on to earn a draw.

Earlier in the day skipper Nick Kay had led from the front with 78 in a total of 294-8, which included half-centuries from both Alex Lilley (68) and Neil Laidlaw (61).

Arthur Campion (4-72) tried to fight back but could not prevent the hosts posting their biggest total of the season.

Tom Fosrdike (4-54) took four wickets to add to the six against the same opponents in the reverse fixture, but Andy Frank remained defiant finishing unbeaten on 55 from a total of 189-8.

There was a gripping finish to the game at Galphay Road between Studley Royal and Malton & Old Malton, the visitors finishing six runs short of victory with their last pair at the wicket when time was called.

All nine of the batsmen who went to the crease for the home side reached double figures but the fact that James Clarkson and Andrew Fleming shared the batting honours with 25 each indicated why they only managed to reach 208-7, Harrison Wood (3-55) finishing with three wickets.

Clarkson topped the bowling figures with 3-30, but it was Shaun Harland’s performance which stood out, making 88 of his score of 203-9.

Six wickets from Sam Bateman (6-42) helped Whitkirk climb further away from the relegation places thanks to a second straight win, the latest coming at home to Pickering who were bowled out for 83 in reply to the hosts' 245-5.

Sam Parker’s (51) third half century of the campaign alongside 46 from Mark Murphy and top scorer Sean Pickles’ 72 put the home side in a commanding position.

Pickering, who spent the early part of the season towards the foot of the table, can look forward to the final few games in the sanctuary of mid-table.

Folkton & Flixton lost out to visitors Hull Zingari by 21 runs.

Opener Laurence Wilkinson scored 83 and Nathan Johnson (51) scored a half-century as despite six wickets from Connor Stephenson (6-60) the visitors reached 197.

Jack Storey (3-50) made early inroads when the home side batted but it was Matthew Bunn who ended the stubborn resistance of Jake Hatton (46) on the way to closing out the match with a late spell that brought him figures of 4-9.