JASON Oakley hit a superb 113 to help his Snainton side win the battle of the top two of division B and remained unbeaten as they look set to make an immediate return to division A.
Both Snainton and Sherburn were unbeaten going into Saturday’s game, and it was Oakley & co who triumphed, notching 253-6 as Oakley was supported by Dave Bell, 62.
Craig Sanderson, 89, and Lee Jack, 30, tried to boost Sherburn’s total towards their target, but Leigh Watson’s 5-38 scuppered their chances and they finished on 201 all out.
Ryedale boosted themselves into third spot with victory at home to Thornton Dale.
Sam Burns was the star for Ryedale with both bat and ball, first taking 5-39 to reduce Dale to 126 all out.
Burns then hit 43 and Ian Smith added a superb 50 not out as Ryedale made their victory target for the loss of three wickets.
Staxton 2nds’ Craig Hill struck a superb unbeaten 87 to help his side hunt down their target of 124 set by Lockton to seal a comfortable win.
Ryan Hargreaves took 3-25 to help skittle out Lockton for just 124 before Hill’s 87 and 35 not out from Adrian Young helped them home for the loss of just one wicket.
Another side who collected a victory were Forge Valley 2nds, who sealed success at Cayton 2nds.
Cayton batted first and were 139 all out despite the efforts of Ian Dennis, 54.
Nick Cook and Chris Calvert secured identical bowling figures of 4-36.
The efforts of Gary Gibson, 39, Joe Bradshaw, 26, and Josh Gretton, 26, helped Valley home five down.
Cloughton 2nds were unable to raise a side for their clash away at Hunmanby.
Grindale continue to top the division C table after they dominated rock-bottom Ebberston to seal a comfortable win.
Ian Cousins men cruised to their sixth win in seven games after hitting 220-5 from their 45 overs.
Ebberston were blown away in their reply as Cousins added to his contributions with the bat to take 3-17, with Liam Cousins, 3-24, and Tom Jackson, 3-43, helping to see off Ebberston for just 92.
Rob Gretton followed up his hat-trick in mid-week action for Ganton by taking four wickets in four balls on his way 5-6 as Fylingdales were all out for just 67.
Eddie Cooper was also on form for Ganton, taking 5-32 as well as striking 39 in Ganton’s 143 all out.
Andy Smith was the only bowler to make any impression on the Ganton side, taking 5-34.
Scalby 2nds stay in the hunt to seal promotion to the B division after a reasonably comfortable victory at Hospitals.
Hospitals were asked to bat first on an uneven wicket and looked reasonably comfortable on 43-0.
But the introduction of Adrian Hollingsworth and Adam Waugh soon had Scalby in the ascendancy.
Hollingsworth collected a superb 6-23 while Waugh’s spin bowling yielded 4-26 as Hospitals were all out for just 85.
Scalby lost the early wicket of Phil Perry, lbw to Pete Milner, but Hollingsworth, 49, and Ryan Labuschagne, 26no, helped Scalby home for the loss of three wickets.
Alex Renwick was unlcuky to be on the losing side as his unbeaten 100 wasn’t enough to help Scarborough 3rds to victory against Seamer 2nds.
In a match deducted to 35 overs due to wet conditions, Renwick’s maiden century edged Scarborough to 164-6, Chris Brame proving to be Seamer’s most successful bowler, claiming 3-77.
Jon Broadhead and Phil Metcalfe both struck 37 not out to ease Seamer home for the loss of five wickets with just nine balls remaining.
Steve Clegg’s Wykeham 2nds side moved out of the bottom two and boosted their chances of staying in the division after taking a crucial win at Ravenscar, who slipped into the relegation places.
Wykeham were asked to bat first by the Ravenscar skipper, but that decision backfired on the home side as Clegg, 58, and Ian Thompson, 39, helped the visitors to a formidable 203-7.
Roy Dove took 3-38 to help peg Wykeham back sliightly.
Andy Bamfield was the man of the moment for Clegg’s men with the ball, taking 5-32, and with Steven Day, 3-26, helped see Ravenscar off for 132, despite Jai Proveen’s 46.
Forge Valley moved off the bottom of the Premier League table after a dramatic win on their own patch against Cayton.
Valley were set for a competitive total on 86-1 after 22 overs when heavy rain and a subsequent early tea reduced the match to a 32 over contest.
After the break 86 more runs were added in the remaining 10 overs taking the total to 172-4, Mick Glew hitting eight fours and a six in his 64, leaving Dave Morris on 47 not out.
Replying Cayton started very positively, racing to 72-2 after the first 11 overs.
Paul Woodhead was in great form, crashing seven fours and three sixes in his solid knock of 59.
Young all-rounder Jake McAleese also smashed an imperious 56, including four fours and two huge sixes, but the introduction of Simon Dobson, 3-48 from his 10 over spell and Dave Morris, 2-42, slowed Mikey Dennis’ men down, but Cayton still required 13 from the final over for victory.
Two run-outs didn’t help their cause as the match ended on 166-9 and defeat for the visitors by six runs.
Staithes remain just five points behind after beating Heslerton in a match reduced to 40 overs a side.
Chris Barritt, 52, and Simon Bowes, 31, helped the Whitby side to 181-8 at tea.
Medium pacer Adam Spaven claimed 4-60 but despite Tony Watson hitting 38 in reply the visitors were all back in the pavilion for 150, Simon Bowes claiming 4-23.
Kirkbymoorside picked up 19 points at Seamer, scoring 182-9 after useful knocks from Graham Jemminson, 31, Dave Gardner, 25, and Martin Charlton, 24no, while Marc Tyson picking up 3-41 for the home team.
It was a case of joy and agony in reply for young batsman Joe Danby, as he was bowled by Sam Appleton with his score on 99.
Appleton claimed 5-45 and Dan Jemison chipping in with 3-37 as Seamer were bowled out for 164, falling short of their target.
Cloughton were held to 128-8 on their own pitch against Ebberston.
Gary Jordan struck 45, Ricky Nock added 27 and experienced all-rounder Mark Wells hit 26 not out.
Colin Palmer claimed 3-42 for Ebberston.
The visitors knocked off the runs for the loss of just three wickets, with both Tom Brough, 40, and former Cloughton man Damian Readman, 32, undefeated at the close.
Sewerby 2nds were put into bat at Flamboroughin division A but reached a total of 202-8.
Rob Atkin scored 58, leaving Cameron Rusbridge-Burns, 36, and Shaun Acton, 29, both undefeated at tea.
Simon Leeson restricted the early flow of runs claiming 5-30.
It was the Leeson brothers again who took the game away from the visitors.
Andrew falling lbw to Rob Atkin only two runs away from what would have been his first league century, with Simon remaining unbeaten on 89, the pair having put on 134 for Flamborough’s second wicket.
In another high scoring match Scalby were bowled out by Flixton 2nds for 203, Connor Carson leading the scoring with 75 with Pete Hill creating most of their problems claiming 4-49.
And in reply it was brother Geoff who carried his bat for the visitors with 68, putting on 133 for their opening partnership with Mick Walmsley, 86, to help knock off the total for the loss of four wickets.
Wykeham scored 222-6 against Bridlington 2nds, Craig Bateman scoring 29, James Bryant 83 leaving James Shepherdson unbeaten on 64 as William Hall bowled a full complement of 23 overs, taking 4-95.
Replying the seasiders had little to offer against Dave Pearson, 5-42, and Ian Spence, 4-25, opener Steven Briggs remaining unmovable with 36, with only Stephen Janney, 34, offering much support.
Nawton Grange moved off the bottom only to be replaced by opponents Wold Newton, the Ryedale side setting a total of 227-6 after half centuries from Justin Palmer and Philip Ward, Jonny Pickard chipping in with 26.
The visitors batted steadily but when the overs expired their total was only 131-8 with Charlie Gray unbeaten on 55, Dean Coote taking 4-39 for Nawton.
Settrington are struggling this season, and were bowled out at Brompton for 144 despite Eddie Rounthwaite, 45, and Pete Midgley, 44, after Neil Fletcher claimed 4-30.
Fletcher then took the match away from the visitors scoring 51 and with Rob Lockey hitting 35 knocked off the runs for the loss of four wickets, Andrew Taylor taking 3-53.