Vauxhall Motors Reserves drew 5-5 with Kirkby Town Railway and in another drawn finish
goals from Willaston's Mike White and Owen Davies were negated by a brace from Maghull Reserves Farshad Parvas.
The drawn finish
gave Ayton just 10 points, compared to the 25 which the Dalesmen picked up when they won handsomely at Stokesley, who continue to suffer from injuries to key players.
No one else got remotely near double figures and, with Ian Conn picking up 7-27 in his 15 overs all the home side could do was block out their 36 overs to end on 67-8 and salvage some measure of comfort in a drawn finish
It machined about 11,000 lb of Project 7000 stainless type 304L stock, supplied with a cold drawn finish
, every week.
Great Ayton have moved into the top three after taking 15 points from a drawn finish
with bottom club Normanby Hall.
Only four runs separated Durham Academy and Norton as the Teessiders, with victory in sight, had to settle for extra points in a drawn finish
Meanwhile, the only drawn finish
of the day came at Benwell Hill where Durham Academy used eight bowlers after five of their batsmen contributed to an all out score of 228.
They got the greater share of the points in a drawn finish
at second-placed Barnard Castle before the Macmillan Cup T20 Finals, with Weighell's brothers James and Jonny in swashbuckling form.
They were separated by the two extra points Felling gained in their drawn finish
with Durham City.
Felling stay third despite dropping points in a drawn finish
at Seaham Harbour but other clubs are now playing catch-up.
The drawn finish
was encouraging but left them 13 points from safety in the second relegation place.
Stokesley (221-7) finished on top at Marton (193-7) but had to settle for more points in a drawn finish
after Jonny Weighell (64), skipper Andrew Weighell (56) and their brother James (3-42) proved siblings supreme.