STOCKTON and Hopgrove (128) were blown away by HPH York Vale Cricket League division one title contenders Clifton Alliance (129-1).

Alliance skipper Jason Gatus (61) was again among the runs after his young bowling attack had earlier dismissed the visitors cheaply, despite the resistance of Rich Cockerill (47).

Richard Waites (3-10) was the pick of the home bowlers with Gatus leading the charge to victory inside 24 overs to ensure his side retained top spot.

Challengers Burn (216-8) also made light work of Yapham (88) with skipper Scott Hunt (62) again among the runs, Jacob Webster (48) and Mark Webber (40) also making important contributions.

In reply, Yapham had no answers as opening bowler Matthew Leetham (3-23) clean bowled their top three.

South Cave & Brantingham (96-8) fell short in a low scoring affair at Ovington (98-2) despite a patient knock from opener Adam Lucy (37no).

Jack Walmsley (3-20) and Fin Baqai (3-13) starred with ball for the home side whose James Eckersley (47no) made batting look easy as his side breezed to victory inside 16 overs.

Dunnington (105-2) emerged victorious on their trip to runaway division two leaders Stamford Bridge (101), who fell to only their second defeat of the campaign.

Jordan Richardson (4-28) weighed in with a string of wickets before Dunnington spinners Harvey Jackson (2-20) and Ed Millington (3-21) took over.

In reply, Dunnington skipper Steve Jackson (58no) stood firm to lead his side to victory and close the gap at the top.

Clifton Alliance (95) defended a low total on their trip to Hirst Courtney (54). Veteran Rob Slater (5-16) and Oliver Brookes-Humphries (3-19) were their saviours after Tinaye Mazonde (3-15) and Alex Barraclough (3-24) had made short work of the visitors' innings.

Division three leaders Thorpe Willoughby (153-8) blew away the challenge of third-placed visitors Stamford Bridge (46) with a fine all-round performance.

Runs from Ross Powell (51) and Ed Hutchinson (31) were followed up with wickets from Dave Watson (4-14), Jordan Leybourn (3-14) and Michael Carse (3-13) to open up a 28-point lead at the top.

Selby’s (51) were again dismissed cheaply by title challengers Burn (152-7) whose Ray Adamson scored 75 not out. Selby’s Andy Sykes took 5-38 but Dan Robinson (3-16) and Lucas Webster (4-13) replied.

Melbourne and South Cave and Brantingham emerged as finalists with convincing victories in their Guy Mitchell Cup semi-finals.

Player of the week: Clifton Alliance II's Rob Slater for his 5-16.