THE game between basement club Thornton Dale 2nds and leaders Whitby 3rds turned out to be the closest game in division B, with the visiting pacesetters hanging on for a four-run victory.
Tim Richardson blasted 48 and Steve Collier weighed in with a tidy 29 as the visitors were dismissed for 164.
Sam Askwith was the pick of the Thornton Dale bowlers with final figures of 5-40.
In reply, Paul Waring, 32, and David Scott, 29, kept the home side in the hunt, but tight bowling from Maik McCarthy, 4-22, and Mike Fawcett, 3-18, saw Thornton skittled for 160.
In another close game, Sewerby 3rds earned a 12-run win at home to Seamer 3rds.
Dennis Clay top-scored with 35 as the hosts posted 154-8, Adam Morris snapping up 4-61.
Steve Richardson hammered a stylish 85, but he was offered little support as his team crumbled to 142 all out.
Ernie Moorhouse’s 5-32 was the driving force behind Flamborough’s success.
Fylingdales 2nds held onto second spot with a convincing nine-wicket triumph at struggling Snainton 2nds.
The hosts posted 128-7 from their 40 overs, seasoned campaigner Alan Huby striking an unbeaten 56, Danny I’Anson adding support with 29.
Bill Estill and Ben Hoggarth grabbed three wickets each for Fylingdales.
Openers Chris Shrimpton, 58no, and Will Barber, 59, saw the visitors safely to victory.
Teenager Tim Whincup was the all-round star in Lockton 2nds’ six-wicket win at home to Flixton 3rds.
Whincup bagged 3-15 and Wendy Brown took 3-7 for Lockton as Flixton sank to 95 all out, Ian Wright hitting 34 and Andy Ryan 32 for the visitors.
Whincup then top-scored with 30, while Bill Hague struck 28 as Lockton wrapped up the win.
Another player in form with bat and ball is Will Curtis, who shone in Great Habton’s six-wicket success at Wombleton.
Curtis took three wickets for 18 runs as the hosts crumbled to 62 all out, young seam bowler Adam Durrant taking five wickets for 13 runs.
Curtis then responded with an unbeaten 35 to take Habton to victory, despite a fine bowling spell of 3-15 from Rob McDermid.