HPH York Vale Cricket League champions Westow emphasised their superiority with a crushing away win against second-placed Clifton Alliance on the penultimate day of the season.

They powered to 283-2 thanks to a 248-run stand between Jacob Stephenson (153 not out) and skipper Matthew Shipley (107no). The pair smashed 205 from the last 20 overs, Shipley getting his third ton of the season.

Stephenson followed up his super knock with 3-26 as Alliance were bowled out for 175, spinner Adrian Upton taking 5-52.

Thixendale were always on the back foot against Kelfield from when they lost their first wicket for no runs in the second over and they struggled to 117 all out. Kelfield openers Craig Lawson (60no) and Sam Dunn (53no) knocked off the runs in 14.4 overs.

Wheldrake also slumped to a 10-wicket defeat despite a fine century by Anthony Carter (103no) who was bowled off a no-ball by Kurt Baird on 20.

Despite his ton, Wheldrake were all out for 146 which Ovington’s openers Sam Dixon (48no) and Matt Spooner (96no) passed within 23 overs.

Leigh Adamson (101) struck his third century of term after making 93 the previous week as Burn hammered relegated Askham Bryan.

With Ed Clark hitting a rapid 72, Burn had 288 on the board in an innings which included an astonishing 56 extras.

Dan Robinson (3-21) took the wickets of both Askham openers and Graham Robson (5-20) demolished the middle order on his way to his first five-for of the season and the hosts could not recover.

Melbourne’s Scott Coupland produced one of the best bowling figures of term with 7-37 as South Cave & Brantingham were bowled out for 110.

Melbourne’s batsmen also tottered to 43-5 but Adam Thomas (51no) notched up his half-century with a six to bring Melbourne victory.

Hirst Courtney and Yapham will lock horns in the final division two game of the season to decide who will go up with Stockton & Hopgrove.

Luke Mitchell (4-26) tore through Hemingbrough’s middle order to set up Hirst’s nine-wicket win. Brough crumbled to 34-5 before being dismissed for 88, Hirst coasting home with Ben Copeland finishing unbeaten on 42.

Yapham won after bowling out Malton & Old Malton for just 62. Dan Edwards (3-23), spinner Rob Boddy (4-7), who took a wicket with his first ball, and Eddie Hutchinson (3-8) set up the victory.

Bishopthorpe were in a good position at 117-4 against Stockton & Hopgrove but slipped to 134 all out, Jamie Kerrison taking 4-19.

Bishops' bowlers didn’t help their prospects by bowling 24 wides as Stockton wrapped the game up four wickets down.

Ben Johnson batsman Neil Drew hit his maiden century, scoring 124 not out against Thorpe Willoughby.

He put on 93 with Martin Reynolds (46) as Johnson totalled 211-5. Thorpe’s successful run chase was led by David Squires (82) and Martin Cooke (72) whose second-wicket partnership of 142 took a huge chunk out of the target.

Press Performance of the Week: Jacob Stephenson’s unbeaten 153, was followed by three wickets as the Westow all-rounder dominated Clifton Alliance in division one.