A NEW name will appear on the HPH Cup this year as South Cave & Brantingham beat holders Kelfield by two wickets with two balls to spare.

Joining Cave in the semi-finals are Melbourne, Westow and Clifton Alliance, with none of the quartet having laid their hands on the competition’s trophy in its 25-year history.

After an opening stand of 91 between Sam Dunn (53) and Craig Lawson (82), Burn lost wickets fairly regularly when Ed Ryan (5-53) came on to bowl, and they closed on 204-9.

Cave batted consistently with Ben Scorah (49), Adam Lucy (37), Neil Sanderson (30) and Ryan (27) leading the way to a narrow win. The best bowler was Dunn with 3-37.

The tie between Melbourne and Yapham turned out to be a complete mis-match.

Melbourne’s openers, Adam Thomas and James Coupland, required fewer than eight overs to overcome Yapham’s total of 60 all out.

Scott Coupland had taken the first four Yapham wickets to fall, and spinner Robin Miller (4-23) mopped up the tail. Matt Beevers snaffled four catches behind the stumps.

Vale League division one leaders Westow remain on course for a league and cup double after bowling out Thixendale for 104, Jacob Stephenson taking 4-24.

Westow raced to victory in 12.1 overs but lost six wickets in the process.

Burn’s batsmen melted away in the scorching Sunday sun at Clifton Alliance as Will Moll (5-33), Jack Heartshone (2-14) and Matt Mellor (2-12) ripped through the visitors’ card. Only Scott Hunt (38) managed to trouble the hosts.

Clifton openers Allan Barton (29no) and skipper Ali Wray (34) made a good start and, with only 97 runs required, Clifton reached their target only one wicket down.

Burn II scored more than 300 for the first time in their history in their second round Scothern Construction Cup game against Malton & Old Malton.

Ray Adamson led the way with 125 - 104 of which were scored in boundaries. Patrick Abbott (39) and Norman Elliott (58no) got Burn to tea with 305-4.

Six Malton batsmen scored more than 20 with Alistair Blacklee (53), Chris Bingham (51) and Jack Boyd (43) the top three. Ben Steward (4-58) was Burn’s best bowlers as Malt were bowled out for 273.

A partnership of 168 for the second wicket between Craig Baptist (56) and Tom Reid (103) saw Sessay to 173-2 in what became a close contest against Ovington.

Reid hit 13 boundaries and two sixes in his 108-ball innings. After these two fell, Sessay stuttered against good death bowling to 207-4.

In reply, Joe Browning hit 38 from 28 balls and, at 74-3 at drinks, the game was in the balance.

Jacob Lamb was run out in the last over for a well-made 52 and Ovington fell seven runs short.

To add to nine-man Pocklington’s woes, spinner Malcolm Harrison pulled a calf muscle early in the game and was forced to leave the field. Opponents Selby provided Pock a sub fielder for the rest of the innings.

At 5-3, Selby made a disastrous start and were indebted to skipper Mike Parsonage (38no) for their total of 84 all out. Harrison took 3-5 from the six overs he managed before injury.

Pock looked to be cruising at 60-2 but slumped to 84-7 as Oliver Parsonage took 4-18. Pock needed two to win when Harrison hobbled to the crease with a runner to hit the runs required.

Division two side Hemingbrough had too much for the young Dunnington team from division three.

Hemingbrough slipped to 13-2 but Granville North hit an unbeaten 55 as the innings closed on 112-4. Dunnington subsided to 42-5 against Sam Easthill (3-21) and Leo Howard (4-20) before being bowled out for 92.

Press Performance of the Week: Skipper Ray Adamson led Burn II to their biggest-ever total with 125 against Malton & Old Malton in the Scothern Construction Cup.