SECOND place in the Pilmoor Evening League has been secured by Clifton Alliance after their six-run win at Helperby.

Already crowned champions, Sheriff Hutton Bridge's game at Newburgh fell victim to the weather, along with the division two contest Sheriff Hutton against Crayke.

Key to Alliance's success was Sam Grant (42), who brought up nearly half their 91-6 total. For the hosts, A Fletcher took 3-35 and Jeff Rossolin made 35.

Thirsk enjoyed a final-over five-wicket win over neighbours Sessay in a well-contested encounter at The Racecourse.

Sessay made a good start as Paul Flintoff (34) and Mark Jackson (24) put on 63 for the first wicket in 10 overs, but Jack Tart broke the partnership in his first over. Tart went on to claim 4-19 as he and Ryan McKendry (2-15) checked Sessay’s progress with the visitors closing on 94-6.

The home reply was in some trouble at 30 for 3 after eight overs, but Tom Scott (23) and S Richardson (21 not out) brought about a recovery. McKendry (24no) plundered 15 from the final over to see Thirsk home with two balls to spare.

Ben Scaling took 2-15 for Sessay.

In the only division two game, Raskelf ran up 155-5, with Alec Snowball making 52 (ret) and Josh Summerscales 46 before bowling Alne out for 102 as Matthew Burn (2-13), Rich Brown (2-14) and Chris Brown 92-6) got the better of the visitors.