SCALBY 3rds, who were previously unbeaten, suffered their first defeats of the season at the hands of Sewerby 4ths and Hunmanby 2nds over the weekend.
In their Saturday match, Scalby bowled first and they dismissed the visitors for 181, with Ryan Bartram hitting 59 and Rob Searby adding 31 for Sewerby.
Skipper Darrell Morley and Billy Hussain took four wickets each for the hosts.
Veteran John Dudley, 33, and teenager Dan Dawes, 38, gave Scalby hope of earning victory, but keen bowling from Simon Porter, 3-68, saw the hosts dismissed for 173.
In the Sunday clash, Hunmanby 2nds racked up a massive 254-8, Gary Wardell falling just nine runs short of his century for the Sands Lane club.
Stephen Hill chipped in with 46 and Darren Bedford 44 for the hosts, while Stephen Shannon took 5-62 for Scalby.
The visitors sank to 116 all out in reply, Tim Barton top-scoring with 35 as Hill bagged 3-29 to cap a fine all-round display.
Second-placed Filey 2nds also suffered a narrow defeat in their Sunday game at Cayton 3rds.
Tom Watson’s 5-37 pegged Cayton back to 128-8, Johnny Best hitting 47.
The visitors must have fancied their chances of claiming the win, but they stumbled to 120 all out in reply, Jordan Collins hitting 30 and Paul Liley 29.
Veteran seamer Trevor Davies, 3-63, and youngsters Joel Bowyer, 3-24, and Connor Davidson, 3-8, sparkled with the ball for Cayton as they won by eight runs.
Cayton 3rds had suffered a 56-run defeat at home to Wykeham 3rds on Saturday.
The visitors batted first, Ben Remmer smacking a superb 76 and Richard Mirfin 36 as they posted 212-6.
In reply, Danny Wilson struck 51 and veteran Bob Cowton added 30, but bowlers Bradley Walker, 3-42, and Chris Remmer, 3-53, teamed up to dismiss the hosts for 156.
Wykeham 3rds boosted their promotion charge with a 21-run win at home to Muston 2nds on Sunday.
The hosts were bowled out for 177, Matthew Graves top-scoring with 51, with fine knocks from Dan Bateson, 38, and Nick Ellis, 28no.
Nick Turley hammered 67 and James Tadman weighed in with 57 to give Muston a good chance of chasing down this score, but canny bowling from Bateson, 5-43, and Chris Remmer, 4-38, saw the visitors dismissed for 156.
Another team bagging two wins in as many games this weekend was Ganton 2nds, who saw off Muston 2nds on Saturday and Forge Valley 4ths 24 hours later.
Muston sank to 136 all out at Ganton, despite a gritty 66 from ex-Scarborough CC batsman John Precious and 29 by Paul Carline.
Richard Bannister’s 4-13 was the chief threat for Ganton.
John Bannister, 61no, and Ryan Nichols, 64no, then steered Ganton to a nine-wicket success.
In the game at Valley, Ganton posted 188-6 thanks to an unbeaten 54 by stalwart Ian Mills, with valuable efforts from Jake Sarup, 32, Joel Sarup, 29, and James Pick, 26.
Ross Campbell’s 46 and Dan Lovegrove’s 34 handed the Ayton club a solid start, but keen bowling by Pick, 3-18, and John Bannister, 3-35, sent Valley crashing to 160 all out.
Thornton Dale 3rds lost at home to Wold Newton 2nds on Saturday but bounced back with a win at Ravenscar 2nds the following day.
Adam Lee’s cracking spell of 6-40 saw Wold Newton dismiss Dale for 111, David Scott hitting 39 for the hosts and Matt Lakin adding 25.
Kirk Lister’s unbeaten 62 guided the visitors to victory.
Twenty-four hours later, Thornton headed to Ravenscar, the hosts batting first and posting 158-5.
Ricky Webster top-scored with 56 for the hosts, John Nelson hitting 41 and Shaun Bayes 30.
Paul Waring’s 76 helped Dale to victory, with assistance from Dave Scott, Jon Morrell taking 3-30.
Kirkbymoorside 2nds eased to a nine-wicket win at Forge Valley 4ths to stay in the promotion race.
Henry Nichol bagged 3-44 as Valley limped to 120-9, Simon Dawson smashing a superb 76.
Jimmie Harper hammered 68 and Phil Butler 42no as the Moorsiders eased home.