FOSS Evening Cricket League newcomers North Dalton claimed the division two title with a comfortable victory over the only side who could have spoiled their party, Pocklington.

Andy Anderson continued a consistent season for Pocklington by scoring 37 in his side’s 70-8 as Shaun Tait took 3-15.

Danny Broumpton then made a rapid-fire unbeaten 52 to lead his side home by nine wickets to seal top spot, while Pock are promoted.

Victories for The Retreat and Bishopthorpe kept both sides in with a chance of survival, dragging Stockton & Hopgrove into the relegation mix and confirming Thixendale’s return to division three.

The Retreat restricted Stockton to 59-5 as Nadeem Shefta picked up 3-8. Salman Syed (25no) then led successful chase despite a return of 3-18 from Adam Fernandez.

Bishopthorpe rattled up the largest score in the division with 147-5 before restricting Thixendale to 110-6.

At Dunnington, Yapham claimed victory to go level with their hosts.

Jack Holman hit a captain’s knock of 68 in his side’s 114-5. Dunnington Academy stuttered to 71 all out, despite 37 from Darren Snowden.

In division one, leaders York made 95-4 on a spitting wicket at Osbaldwick, thanks to Adams (34) and Jake Murphy (27).

Osbaldwick's Tom Young made 26 but York skipper Chris Burn took 4-9 to bowl the hosts out for 92 for a three-run victory.

Dunnington are one point behind York after a 33-run victory at Heworth.

Jack Bolam made 28 in his side’s 111-3 and Heworth were then bowled out for 78 to end their outside hopes of the title.

Stamford Bridge made the highest score in division one when they visited Londesborough Park as Andrew Healey (49no) and Dom Rhodes (31) helped them to 146-4.

James Beavers made 34 for Park but Dan Davies (3-20) and Rhodes (2-0) had Londesborough all out for 106.

Woodhouse Grange suffered a fifth rained-off match of the season as the weather put paid to their trip to Melbourne.

Heading into the final week, Ovington and newcomers Bishop Wilton are locked together for the remaining promotion slot in division three.

Ovington suffered a third straight defeat, this time against Heworth Colts, as their promotion charge stutters. Ovington posted 118-7 before the Colts chased comfortably at 123-3.

Bishop Wilton held the winless Heworth Nomads to 62-7 before Nick Edwards (29no) and J Franklin (23no) led their side home by nine wickets.

Wilton now need to beat Tang Hall Tigers and hope Ovington come unstuck against the Nomads. If the sides finish level on points, Ovington will prevail on countback.

Bubwith's Paul Van Dijk hit an unbeaten 111 and Connaire Brattan 57 as the division three champions made a huge 193-3 against Tang Hall Tigers.

The Tigers made a decent effort in the chase with Parkinson’s 87 and an unbeaten 26 from Darren Gargan leading them to 155.

The Retreat II picked up victory over Aviva Vikings to record their best season so far in the league.

Fida Hussain (41), Abdul Khan (37) and Zaheer Ahmed (27) led Retreat to 144-3.

The Vikings fell 19 runs short, despite Neil De’s 48 not out.