YORK Cricket Club suffered a double whammy as they crashed out of the Royal London ECB National Club Championship and slipped to third in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League.
The Clifton Parkers were thrashed by seven wickets at Chorley in the quarter-finals of the national knockout on Sunday, having been bowled out for only 107 on a damp wicket.
Opener Simon Lambert was ninth out for a dogged 48, but York’s total failed to trouble the hosts as they clinched a semi-final place in the 27th over.
At the same time, Yorkshire League leaders Yorkshire Academy were claiming their second win of the weekend to move 19 points clear of York, who have two games in hand.
The young Tykes, who beat Appleby Frodingham on Saturday when York had no game, bowled Sheffield United out for 106 before racing to an eight-wicket victory inside 24 overs.
Barnsley moved above York into second with back-to-back wins over Driffield and Doncaster, although York have three games in hand on the South Yorkshire side.