A stunning knock of 131 from veteran Forge Valley batsman Mick Glew helped his side to a 179-run win at home to Staithes in the Readers Scarborough Beckett Cricket League premier division.
This success helps keep the Ayton club in with a shout in the title race, although Valley are 31 points adrift of leaders Heslerton.
Glew was offered solid support from Tom Brough (54) and Nigel Kendrew (51no) as the hosts racked up 267-3.
James Tindall then snapped up a magnificent 7-48 as Staithes were skittled out for 88 runs.
Heslerton were made to work hard for their 14-run triumph at second-from-bottom Cayton.
Alex Carrie top-scored with 53 as the visitors posted 181-9, and in reply Jez Riley struck 65 and all-rounder Paul Woodhead added 52 but the tight bowling of Andy Slaughter (3-33) and Adam Spaven (3-50) saw the hosts pegged back to 167-9.
Eddie Craggs hammered an unbeaten 104 for Ebberston in their 10-wicket success at home to Flixton 2nds, sharing an unbeaten opening stand of 181 with Matty Turnbull (74no).
Earlier Pete Hill had led the way for Flixton with 64, Geoff Hill chipping in with 43 as they posted 180-7, Matty Webster clamiing 4-54.
Cloughton look to be heading for relegation after their nine-wicket defeat at third-placed Staxton.
Ex-Cloughton batsman Nick Gibson’s unbeaten 48 secured the win after Andrew Holtby had earlier taken 3-9 as the visitors were shot out for 73.
In division C there was a run-fest, Ganton duo Alistair Lim smashing 139 and Rob Gretton unbeaten on 101 as the visitors posted 305-5 at title-chasing Scalby 2nds.
The hosts then gained maximum batting points with a total of 200 all out, mainly thanks to the efforts of Nigel Clapham (47), Alex White (44), Paul Marton (35) and Lee Kerr (25), but it was the bowling of the all-round star Limb (4-43) which made sure the hosts fell well short of their difficult target.
This defeat for Scalby saw Thornton Dale gain a one-point lead at the top of the table over them after a 13-run win at Staithes 2nds.
With division A leaders Filey out of action, second-placed Seamer reduced their lead to 10 points after earning a seven-wicket win at home to Brompton.
Greg Chadwick’s unbeaten 59 and 53 from Joe Tiffany ensured the win for the hosts after Brompton had earlier been dismissed for 180.
Tom Pateman (66) and Sam Cooper (57) were the leading lights for the visitors, but Sam Park (4-44) and Matty Morris (3-30) put Seamer in a strong position.
Wold Newton gave themselves a chance of beating the drop after winning by 75 runs at home to fellow strugglers Scalby.
Charlie Gray’s unbeaten 49 proved to be crucial as the hosts were sent back to the pavilion for 137, with Jon Barton, Sam Fox and Paul Hesp taking three wickets apiece. Scalby then slumped to 62 all outt, Will Gray taking 4-18 and Oliver West 3-18 for the victors in a vital victory.
Glynn Botterill’s unbeaten 111 helped Wykeham consolidate second place in divisionB with a 91-run win at home to rivals Forge Valley 2nds, while unbeaten leaders Grindale swept to an eight-wicket win at home to Duncombe Park 2nds, all-round ace Ian Cousins taking 3-33 then hitting 41 for the pacesetters.
READERS SCARBOROUGH BECKETT CRICKET LEAGUE RESULTS JULY 13
Heslerton 181-9 (A Carrie 53, K Wilkinson 25) beat *Cayton 167-9 (P Woodhead 52, J Riley 65, T Sixsmith 29no, A Spaven 3-50, A Slaughter 3-33) by 14 runs. Pts 18-7
*Ebberston 181-0 (E Craggs 102no, M Turnbull 74no) beat Flixton 2nds 180-7 (P Hill 64, G Hill 43, M Webster 4-54) by 10 wickets. Pts 17-4
*Forge Valley 267-3 (M Glew 131, T Brough 54, N Kendrew 51no, B Lewis 3-45) beat Staithes 88 all out (R Ward 24, J Tindall 7-48) by 179 runs. Pts 20-1
*Staxton 77-1 (N Gibson 48no) beat Cloughton 73 all out (A Holtby 3-9) by 9 wickets. Pts 20-0
Sherburn 180-3 (C Sanderson 34, S Dobson 28, S Pickard 41, K Metcalfe 35no) beat *Nawton Grange 176 all out (J Pickard 25, N Thornicroft 68, N Dobson 3-19, P Pickard 4-49) by 7 wickets. Pts 19-5
*Seamer 181-3 (J Danby 35, J Tiffany 53, G Chadwick 59no) beat Brompton 180 all out (S Cooper 57, T Pateman 66, S Park 4-44, M Morris 3-30) by 7 wickets. Pts 19-5
*Sewerby 2nds 91-5 (S Wragg 28, J Rounthwaite snr 3-26) beat Settrington 90 all out (C Rounthwaite 43, M Davies 3-18, D Warters 3-27, C Rusbridge-Burns 3-7) by 5 wickets.
*Wold Newton 137 all out (C Gray 49no, J Barton 3-39, S Fox 3-18, P Hesp 3-41) beat Scalby 62 all out (O West 3-18, W Gray 4-18) by 75 runs. Pts 17-5
*Bridlington 2nds 230-3 (G Miller 69no, S Lount 66, M Purvis 29, R Middlewood 27) beat Scarborough 3rds 52 all out (F Reffold 3-2, H Burnhill 3-22) by 178 runs. Pts 20-1
*Fylingdales 117-9 (S Husband 51, D Outhart 4-53, C Brown 4-58) beat Staxton 2nds 72 all out (M Jackson 6-34, M Estill 3-27) by 45 runs. Pts 16-4
*Grindale 151-2 (I Cousins 41, J Dawson 46no) beat Duncombe Park 2nds 147 all out (T Brockton 42, J Lascelles 33, A Leckonby 29no, J Dawson 3-35, I Cousins 3-33) by 8 wickets. Pts 18-3
*Ryedale 198-4 (D Walker 88no, A Ibbotson 30, R Featherstone 38, S Glave 3-48) beat Cayton 2nds 152 all out (J Brown 38, I Dennis 34, S Roswold 27, A Ibbotson 3-37, G Newton 6-39) by 46 runs. Pts 19-5
*Wykeham 223-5 (G Botterill 111no, S Collin 25, J Bryant 42) beat Forge Valley 2nds 132 all out (N Cook 25, S Smith 41, G Barnard 3-37, I Spence 3-19) by 91 runs. Pts 20-4
*Cloughton 2nds 235-8 (J Fewster 26, L Salt 95, S Monney 32, J Pratt 54no, H Harrison 4-55) beat Ebberston 2nds 133 all out (T Holmes 49, P Goodenough 5-52, S Chambers 3-50) by 102 runs. Pts 20-6
*Heslerton 2nds 228-5 (J Almond 90, S Oxendale 37, R Oxendale 29) beat Wykeham 2nds 178 all out (D Lorcarn 31, B Metcalfe 33, I Thompson 31, M Dring 3-69) by 50 runs. Pts 20-6
*Ravenscar 132-4 v Seamer 2nds 48-3 Match abandoned due to fog. Pts 8-7
Ganton 305-5 (A Limb 139, R Gretton 101no) beat *Scalby 2nds 200 all out (L Kerr 25, N Clapham 47, P Marton 35, A White 44, A Limb 4-43) by 105 runs. Pts 20-7
Thornton Dale 180-8 (O Sigsworth 36, M Clark 24) beat *Staithes 2nds 167 all out (P Wilson 55, Z Tennant 37, C Headlam 3-77, C Lockwood 3-12) by 13 runs. Pts 19-7