WESTOW’S dominance of the HPH York Vale Cricket League’s first division continued with a nine-wicket win against Askham Bryan.

The Ryedale side were without prolific all-rounder Mark Earle but others stepped up to the mark.

Instead, Shane Marshall took the new ball and picked up 3-33, but Dan Wheeler (106) helped Askham rally to 171 all out.

Captain Matthew Shipley promoted himself to open the Westow innings in Earle’s absence and hit 103 not out in a 138-run partnership with Andrew Welford (32).

Craig Lawson took 3-35 as Kelfield beat an under-strength Wheldrake by nine wickets, with Anthony Carter still managing 84 in the latter’s 122 all out. Kelfield reached 90-1 after 14 overs and Lawson (60 no) saw them home.

Clifton Alliance’s Alan Barton (70) and Ali Wray (29) rattled up a first wicket partnership of 101 which ate a long way into South Cave & Brantingham’s total of 168. Will Moll took 5-47 for Clifton while Oli Pearce (51) led the way for Cave.

Burn’s Alex Webster took 3-19 against Ovington in his first game of the season. Harry Buckley managed 39 runs but spinner Sam Edwards (3-11) checked the scoring and Ovington were all out for 125.

A rain storm left the strip under an inch of water during Burn’s reply but, after great ground work by the hosts, opener Leigh Adamson (56 no) sealed victory with six overs to spare.

Thixendale made 239 against Melbourne, with Will Megginson run out in the final over for a classy 79.

Oliver Steels tightened it up for Melbourne with 4-13, a catch and a run out. Thixendale took two early wickets before rain saw the match abandoned.

Skipper Mark Fairey and Sam Noble starred as Yapham prevailed in their division two match against Ben Johnson, completing victory in the penultimate over.

Fairey (91) put on 98 for the second wicket with Craig Redhead, as the innings closed on 167-5.

Noble’s leg-breaks then earned him 6-39.

Hirst Courtney were tied down by Stockton & Hopgrove’s Dan Fairclough who only conceded three runs from eight overs before Jamie Kerrison (5-39) took a ‘five-for’ for the second week running.

The target of 109 all out was surpassed with 12 overs in hand.

Jim Baxter (69) and Matthew Lock (54 no) took Malton & Old Malton to 162 against Hemingbrough, as Sean Morris (4-28) mopped up the tail.

Morris added 46 runs, but Brough were all out for 127.

Dunnington skipper Steve Jackson (114 no) posted his first Vale League century as his side defeated Thorpe Willoughby II in division three.

His opening partnership of 138 with Harry Griffiths (64) was the foundation for Dunnington’s 222-3.

Pocklington lost seven wickets for 28 against Sessay as William Peters took 5-14 and they subsided to 93 all out.

Sessay won by six wickets, with opener Tom Reid scoring 51.

Vaughan Lindley (82) was promoted to open Burn II’s innings against Ovington II and his maiden half-century, helped his side reach 196.

There was a second five-wicket haul of the season for 14-year-old Jack Walmsley (5-44).

Ovington fell to 28-4 before Joe Browning (71) smacked 11 fours and a six but Burn won by 32 runs.

Taylor Stanton scored 54 in Stamford Bridge II’s 120-8 against Clifton Alliance II, who won by seven wickets.

Performance of the Week: Dunnington skipper Steve Jackson’s chanceless unbeaten 114 put Thorpe Willougby to the sword.