At the halfway stage of the season the tight nature of so many games in the Horwarth Pulleyn Heselton York Vale League has set the scene for an even keener second half to the campaign.

Burythorpe showed their fighting spirit to pull of a remarkable last ball win over nearest challengers Bishopthorpe in the first division.

Burn move into second spot after defeating Aldby Park in yet another game decided by a last ball scramble.

Thorpe Willoughby are adrift at the bottom following their defeat at Drax, who now join the scrap that is developing between the four clubs, who have six points between them, as they seek to climb away from the relegation zone.

Hemingbrough, the second division leaders, fell victim to the rain at York Post Office, which allowed Ovington the opportunity to take over the leadership and they did it in style.

In a game reduced to 26 overs they took maximum points and handing out a thrashing to third placed Wilberfoss.

Westow topped 200 as they beat Askham Bryan comfortably.

British Sugar beat ground sharers Ben Johnson in a low scoring game to move within four points of leaders North Duffield in the third division.

There was an exciting finish and first win of the season for bottom club Selby at Melbourne, while Wheldrake the days top scorers with 226-4, beat Burton Salmon.

Stillingfleet got back to winning ways byn beating second placed Burn in the fourth division.

University Staff side, three wicket winners in a high scoring game at Huntington, have closed the gap at the top.

Bishopthorpe's best batting performance of the season was needed to beat a plucky Tadcaster Magnet.