WESTOW moved within touching distance of the HPH York Vale Cricket League title after beating Burn by three wickets.

Ady Huetson struck an unbeaten 58 for Burn but lacked recognisable support as Nathan Pratt (5-48) tore through the middle order.

Burn were restricted to 128-8 but hit back when Graham Robson dismissed Westow openers Mark Earle and Andrew Welford inside his first three overs.

The league leaders were in trouble at 23-3 and soon lost a couple more wickets but, just as it looked as though Burn could sneak an unlikely win, a quickfire 53 from Jacob Stephenson preserved Westow’s unbeaten record.

Jason Gatus’ century ensured Clifton are still clinging to Westow’s coat-tails. His unbeaten 109 took Alliance to victory against Thixendale who finished on 184-7, Edward Simpson making 67 not out.

Kelfield enjoyed a six-wicket victory against Ovington.

Craig Lawson bowled superbly for 4-13 from 12 overs as Ovington were skittled for just 70.

Phil Johnson, a new recruit from Stillingfleet, whacked 39 from 28 balls as Kelfield romped home.

South Cave & Brantingham amassed 323-5 against Askham Bryan, newcomer Pranav Mishra (106no), Oliver Pierce (57), Sid Sharma (48), and Ben Scorah (48) all piling on the runs.

Despite an unbeaten 58 by on-loan Adam Lucy, Askham could not cope with Anuj Bahl (4-30) and crashed to a heavy defeat.

Stockton & Hopgrove secured the division two title and an immediate return to the top flight with victory against Malton & Old Malton.

Dan Fairclough (5-30) took out Malton’s top order.

Nick Lock responded with 4-54, to reduce Stockton to 58-5.

Still needing 47, Rich Kerrison, who has missed most of the season through injury, then guided Stockton home with an unbeaten 32.

Stamford Bridge’s opening pair Josh Moore (103no) and Ian Fraser (97) put on 187 against Ben Johnson before youngster Zac Blower (4-35) made the breakthrough.

Bridge had to settle for 239-5 when a bigger total was in prospect.

Paul Anderson and Danny Cameron (93) also found the track to their liking, putting on 93 for BJ’s first wicket.

Anderson and Jamie Miller (33) added a further 89 before the former (106no) completed his century in the company of Martin Reynolds (30no) as the Printers won by eight wickets.

Bishopthorpe slumped to the bottom of the table after being bowled out for 26 by Thorpe Willoughby.

Lewis Smith finished with 4-15, Dave Watson took 4-7 and Danny Crockford took the last two wickets in consecutive balls.

Hemingbrough won a thriller against Yapham by two runs after posting 144, which featured 46 by opener Johnny Cockerill.

Alex Barraclough (4-49) soon had Yapham in trouble before Rob Hewitt (51) and James Harrison (48) added 96, but once they were gone Hemingbrough took over.

Steve Hall (7-36) produced the best bowling figures of the season to earn Burn II victory against Yapham II.

Ben Steward (84) was the backbone of Burn’s 242-7 before Hall blew Yapham away.

Jeremy Fouke (72) led Ovington to 195-6 against Sessay who won by five wickets after Tom Reid top scored with 70 and Andrew Dawson hit 56.

Thorpe Willoughby II bowled out Selby for 131, Michael Carse marking his return to the club with 4-26.

Tony Hinch (57no) saw Thorpe home inside 28 overs.

Dunnington beat Stamford Bridge II to move back into second place.

Steve Jackson (52) shone in Dunnington’s 145 all out, Liam Easton taking 4-16.

Bridge lost both openers for ducks and only three batsmen reached double figures as their innings never got going.

Clifton Alliance II struggled to 84 all out against Pocklington whose Pete Eastwood took 4-21.

Pock slumped to 66-7 against Freddie Mills (4-18) before Eastwood hit the winning boundary.

Press Performance of the Week

Burn bowler Steve Hall returned the best bowling figures of the season with 7-36 against Yapham II in division three