Scalby stay on top thanks to superb century from Lee Kerr

SUPER SIMON ... Cayton 2nds' Simon Glaves bowls to Lockton's Neil Eddon
SUPER SIMON ... Cayton 2nds' Simon Glaves bowls to Lockton's Neil Eddon

Scalby continued their push for an instant return to division A with a 106-run at home to Staxton 2nds in division B, Lee Kerr hammering an excellent unbeaten 104 for the pacesetters.

Opener Kerr held the home side’s innings together, his knock including 14 fours after facing 114 balls. He also featured in an opening stand of 84 with Adam Tildsley, 45.

HITTING OUT ... Gareth Hunt on the attack for Lockton

HITTING OUT ... Gareth Hunt on the attack for Lockton

Scalby ended with 227-6, Chris Stephenson the top Staxton bowler with 4-81.

In reply, Liam Scott, 30, and Dan Bulman, 26, tried their best to get the visitors going, but Connor Carson, 3-43, Mike Buttery 4-23, and Paul Hesp, 3-9, joined forces to dismiss Staxton for 121,

Settrington are also on impressive form as they look to make a return to division A, easing to a 141-run at Ryedale.

Peter Revis, 48, Tristan Midgley, 41, and Eddie Rounthwaite, 42no, all helped Settrington to 22-6 from 45 overs.

ON THE DEFENSIVE ... Neil Eddon defends his wicket for Lockton

ON THE DEFENSIVE ... Neil Eddon defends his wicket for Lockton

Andy Monkman took four wickets for just three runs in 3.1 overs as Ryedale crashed to 81 all out in reply, Ian Smith - returning from a short spell with Pickering 2nds - top-scoring with 30.

Lockton slipped down to second place with a five-wicket reverse at promotion rivals Cayton 2nds.

The visitors were pegged back to 167-9, Jim Boyes top-scoring with 43 and Les Welburn adding 27 in the face of keen bowling from James Ward, 3-30 from his 15 overs and veteran Simon Glave, 3-53 from 18 overs.

Ian Dennis, 63, and Glave, 31, led Cayton 2nds to victory in the 44th over.

Scarborough RUFC star Marcus Edwards took 5-14 and Pete Milner 5-16 as Hospitals skittled Cloughton 2nds for 31 in their division C encounter.

Paul Goodenough top-scored with an unbeaten 12 as the McCains-based team eased to victory.

In an exciting match at Seamer 2nds, the home side edged to a one-wicket win against Thornton Dale.

The visitors recovered from a shaky start thanks to unbeaten knocks from Oliver Sigsworth, 44no, and Chris Headlam, 31no, after Lewis White had added 35 to post 145-6 from 45 overs.

Chris Brame snapped up 4-65 for Seamer 2nds.

Dave Lunn’s 61 and 44 from NIgel Moore put Seamer 2nds in a strong position despite Colin Lockwood snapping up 5-37, but with nine wickets down it was left the last-wicket duo of Rich Lloyd and Adam Smith to edge home - literally, as the latter ran an inside edge down to fine leg to gather the win.

Another close finsh saw Wykeham 2nds win by two wickets at Ganton.

Mathew Graves snapped up 6-42 to help Wykeham dismiss Ganton for 126, their top-scorers being Joe Kitching, 35, and Stuart Ward, 29.

Alistair Limb’s 4-36 ensured that Wykeham had to work hard for their win, with Ian Thompson, 29, and Adam Bailey, 28, helping the visitors scrape to victory.

Leader Duncombe Park 2nds won by a single wicket in yet another tight game, this time seeing off hosts Scarborough 3rds, who are still struggling near the foot of the table.

David Dunn claimed 7-40 with his accurate slow-medium bowling as Scarborough limped to 123-8, Kawsar Ahmed smacking 46 and Kieran Howard making 37.

In reply, with Park on 115-7, the game could have gone either way, but the final pair hung on to grab a nervy win, despite top bowling from Chris Hunter, 3-44, and Jordan Welford, 3-5.