KELFIELD’S batsmen put Askham Bryan to the sword in HPH York Vale Cricket League division one as they amassed a whopping 317-7.

A stand of 60 in five overs between Phil Corfield (65) and Chris Walker (95) set the tempo with Walker also adding 146 with Neil Atkinson (37) as Askham’s bowlers toiled in the heat.

In contrast, Askham were bowled out for just 91 - the 226-run margin of victory being the biggest in the league this season.

South Cave & Brantingham denied Wheldrake a rare win thanks to late strikes by their bowlers.

Steve Rouse took 4-36 as Cave were bowled out for 156. Loan player Ben Challis (51) got Wheldrake to the brink of victory, but the bottom club were denied at the death by Tony Scotter (2-22) and Sid Sharma (2-16).

Clifton Alliance’s Jason Gatus (62), Tom Bews (60no) and Niall Tilsley (36) had 107-1 on the board after 15 overs. Alliance were pegged back by Oliver Steels (3-51) but they pushed on to 229-6. All seven Clifton bowlers took wickets, led by Bews’ 3-14, as Melbourne were skittled for 99.

Leaders Westow took another step towards the title by beating 10-man Ovington.

Westow openers Matthew Shipley and Andrew Welford reached their century partnership in 20 overs but Welford fell for 49 to the first ball after drinks. Jacob Stephenson hit a rapid 55 and Shipley departed for 110 as Westow closed on 284-5.

The total was beyond Ovington, despite Jake Walmsley’s 42, and they were bowled out for 150, Will Hughes taking 4-51.

Thixendale elected to bat on a lively track against Burn in a game that saw 76 runs conceded in extras across both innings. Les Milburn (43) and Edward Simpson (26) opened with a stand of 74 for Thix which was followed by some hitting by Joe Robinson (51), Jonty Gillingham (61) and Simon Walgate (38).

Needing 297 to win, Leigh Adamson (38) and Ray Adamson (31) put on 67 for Burn's first wicket before Leigh Adamson was dismissed by Tom Brader (4-40). Harry Cruise (50) went after spinner Karl Wallis, hitting him for 23 off one over, but fell to Brader and Burn were dismissed for 227.

Yapham beat Stamford Bridge to cement second place in division two.

Yapham reduced Stamford to 73-5 before Rob Hewitt (3-2) and Henry Kay (2-6) mopped up the tail. Yapham openers Mark Fairey (41no) and Craig Readhead (32) won the game in 10 overs.

Hemingbrough’s Steve Watson and Granville North restricted Thorpe Willoughby to 41-2 from 20 overs but 156 runs came in the second half of the innings with Andy Kirk (48) his son Alex (32no) seeing them to 197-7. Leo Howard responded with an unbeaten 66 but Lewis Smith took 4-37 as Hemingbrough finished just short.

Division three leaders Sessay beat second-placed Dunnington, who struggled against 17-year-old Will Peters (4-21) and Andrew Dawson (3-19) with no batsman getting past 20 runs.

Sessay slumped to 17-4 against Max Wilson (3-6) and were indebted to the evergreen Dawson (60no) for victory.

Stamford Bridge II were bowled out for 103 by Pocklington, whose Pete Eastwood returned figures of 12-4-16-3, supported by Archie Wilcock (3-19).

Pock subsided to 39-6 but recovered to win by two wickets thanks Eastwood’s unbeaten 22.

Thorpe Willoughby II recovered from 35-4 to 165 all out thanks to Andy Moore (58) after Montgomery Grenyer (4-34) did the early damage, but Ovington wicketkeeper Graham Walton hit a match-winning unbeaten 71.

Yapham II bowlers restricted Clifton Alliance to 139-4 with Harry Kay only conceding 13 runs from his 10 overs. Yapham were 64-4 but opener Harry Jones (66no) took them to victory.

Performance of the Week: Matthew Shipley, skipper of champions-elect Westow, led by example with 110 against Ovington in division one.