It was a day of surprises at the head of the Hunters York & District Senior League Premier Division where none of the teams which began the day in the top three places managed to win.
In contrast at the foot of the table it was an all too familiar story as a fourth straight defeat at the hands of Beverley Town Cricket Club saw Goole Town relegated and Bolton Percy look almost certain to join them.
Castleford moved back up to second as they returned to winning ways with victory by four wickets away at Beverley Town. David Wainwright took three wickets for eight runs as the home side were dismissed for 117, Greg Whyley top scoring with 26.
Jamie Roe took 3-25 in the visitors reply but an unbeaten 64 from Connor Hyde was enough to secure victory and keep the Savile Park club in the hunt for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Sessay maintained their advantage over the chasing pack after four of the top five in the Hunters York & District Senior League Premier Division picked up maximum points, Beverley Town were the only ones to miss out and defeat to promotion rivals Studley Royal saw them drop three places to sixth.
A century from James Clarkson (124) helped second placed Studley Royal rebuff the challenge of visitors Beverley Town Cricket Club who began the day in third place.
The match between Beverley Town and Pickering looked evenly poised when it to fell victim to the weather.
Visitors Pickering made 159-8 thanks to an unbeaten 43 from Colin Franks and 32 from Mike Brown whilst Matthew Mudd took 3-33. In reply the home side had reached 97-4 with Brad Dobson making 34 and Tim Whincup (4-26) taking all four wickets to