Staithes’ batsmen enjoyed a fruitful afternoon as the Beckett League Premier Division leaders kept ahead of the pack.
Richard Hegarty hit an unbeaten century for the second Saturday in succession, following up last week’s 115 against Heslerton, with 100 not out in their win over Ebberston.
Brad Lewis made 38 and Paul Theaker added 34 not out in the final overs as Staithes posted 238-6, a total which was always likely to be a big test for relegation-threatened Ebberston.
Ben Lockey (58 not out) and Eddie Craggs (31) made a good effort in their reply, but spinner Andrew Theaker’s 4-32 saw the home side all out for 153.
Staxton were also relatively untroubled as they maintained second spot.
Visitors Forge Valley struggled at the hands of Andrew Holtby, whose 4-18 saw them all out for 118.
Dave Morris and Jonathan Aldcroft saw Staxton home safely, with unbeaten knocks of 53 and 36, after 31 from Jodie Robson had set them on their way.
Nawton Grange beat Flixton 2nds by four wickets to pick up 18 points.
Will Hutchinson impressed with 67 as the home side were dismissed for 167, with Adam Durrant claiming five wickets.
Phil Marwood (64) and Nathan Marwood (57) combined to set about the successful run chase, despite 3-30 from Jack Walmsley.
Mulgrave are still at the foot of the table, despite picking up only their third win of the campaign, a six-wicket success against Scalby.
Jacobs and Craig Thompson took three wickets each to send Scalby packing for just 129.
Chris Clarkson then made a confident half-century to lead Mulgrave to a much-needed win, which brought them 17 points.
Filey’s 189 proved to be too much for hosts Cayton. David Brannan (74) and Josh Dawson (45) played a leading role and then watched Phil Dickens (4-35) and Ryan Baldry 3-28) take the bowling honours as Cayton were dismissed for 121.
Jake Keyworth hit an unbeaten 57 as Heslerton beat Seamer by six wickets.
Batting first, Seamer were only able to get to 113, as Adam Spaven, Andy Slaughter and Daniel Jeminson shared out the 10 wickets between them.
Keyworth ran the show after tea, helped out by 26 from Tom Benthall.
Settrington, Cloughton and Staxton 2nds all bowled their opponents out cheaply to set up a hat-trick of wins among the Division one front-runners.
Five of Settrington’s batsmen got past 25, but none were able to convert their scores into half-centuries against Cayton 2nds. Nevertheless, the leaders still found themselves with a total of 217-6 to defend on their home patch.
Andy Monkman’s 5-12 ensured Cayton got nowhere near as they were back in the pavilion for 64.
Cloughton found life equally easy, as they dismissed Brompton for 97, Henry Whelan helping himself to 4-17.
Chris Malthouse (26), Ricky Nock (25) and Ben Luntley (24 not out) all did their bit to guide Cloughton to a seven-wicket success.
Things were straightforward for Staxton 2nds too. They turned over Grindale, bowling them out for 127, despite resistance from Mark Shephard (41) and Liam Cousins (36), who was back in the line-up after his move to Ganton last month.
Dan Outhart bagged 4-22 and Ryan Hargreaves’ spell yielded 3-5 for Staxton, who then had Jack Pinder (45) and Matthew Pearson (25 not out) to thank for wrapping up a seven-wicket win.
Thornton Dale and Wykeham completed successful run chases in the day’s other two games.
Wold Newton were restricted to 151 by Thornton Dale, with Colin Lockwood and Iain Farrow both claiming three wickets. Matthew Southwell (36), Sam Moore (27) and David Southwell (25) all pitched in for the Woldsmen.
Matthew Southwell then took 5-30 in Dale’s innings, and James Knaggs claimed 3-40, but the visitors got home with two wickets left.
Gareth Hunt’s 43 and Sam Asquith’s 45 proving crucial
Wykeham’s Dave Pearson (62 not out) and Steve Clegg (38 not out) put on a match-winning partnership to beat Sherburn, who had been limited to 127, thanks to three wickets apiece for Matthew Graves and Matthew Vincent.
The top three sides in Division Two all won, and all collected 18 points, as the promotion race remains as tight as ever.
Batsmen flourished at Dukes Park, where Bridlington 2nds beat Ravenscar to hold on to top spot.
The visitors posted a useful 213-6, with Joe Bayes unfazed by being held up in traffic on the way, as he was unbeaten on 93 batting at number four. Opener Rob Coulson added 58, as Matty Clay took 3-50.
Clay then completed a good personal performance with 57 not out to lead Bridlington to a six-wicket win. Captain Andrew Leeson (47 not out) was with him at the finish, after Steve Lount had chipped in with 43.
Fylingdales are just four points behind after beating Sewerby 2nds. Rob Grove hit 65 and Chris Shrimpton added a half-century as the home side amassed 223 all out. Mark Pallister (4-57) and Jay Mitchinson-Singh (3-28) were the most successful Sewerby bowlers.
Youngster Jake Hatton showed his continued development by making 54 in Sewerby’s reply, and although Ian Dennis added 38, Sewerby were dismissed 73 runs short.
Ebberston 2nds made light work of Forge Valley 2nds’ batsmen as they remain third. Valley’s Shaun Topham got to 50 but received little support from his team-mates as they were all out for 87.
Earlier in the afternoon, Ebberston had posted 173-7. Tyler Beck claimed 3-50, but visiting batsmen Doug Bentley and Jason Oakley both made 43.
It was the Gregorys day at Scalby, whose second team beat Great Habton convincingly. Daniel Gregory fell agonisingly short of his century, making 92, as Scalby set the visitors 197.
Will Curtis had taken an impressive 7-32, but even his efforts were overshadowed by Tom Gregory, who returned figures of 7-11 as Habton were dismissed for 109, John Lumley top scoring with 38.