CLIFTON Alliance’s march to the HPH York Vale Cricket League division one championship continued apace with a 10-wicket demolition of visitors South Cave & Brantingham.

The win was set-up by another strong all-round bowling performance which included a hat-trick from Cris Gwilliam-Lopez (3-10) to remove the visitors' top order before father and daughter combination of George and Annie Brown completed the job with two wickets apiece.

Skipper Jason Gatus (78no) then dominated proceedings with the bat as he and Niall Tisley (40no) secured the points by overtaking South Cave's 130 within 23 overs.

Second-placed Burn (195-5) were made to work harder for their victory at Kelfield (194-7) to remain in touch with the leaders.

In a game dominated by big scores from opening bats, the efforts of Kelfield opener Craig Lawson (97no) were surpassed by a match-winning century from Burn opener Leigh Adamson (103no) who steered his side home.

Yapham (92-9) remain in trouble in the fight to avoid relegation after losing heavily to Stockton & Hopgrove (93-0) whose openers Rob Cockerill (45no) and Rich Kerrison (37no) eased their side to victory.

A close encounter saw Ovington (134-9) narrowly edge out Melbourne (133-8) by a single wicket thanks mainly to vital 50-run partnership between Alex Dickinson (43) and skipper Jimmy Taylor (31) after his side had slipped to 51-7.

Matt Beevers (56) had earlier posted the game's only 50 for the home side with Mylife Sunuwah (3-31) among the wickets for the visitors.

Division two leaders Stamford Bridge (155-6) completed their 13th league win against a spirited Clifton Alliance (150-6) side in which Christopher Elliot (39no) top scored.

Contributions from Charlie Wilson (39), Rob Gilyeat (33) and Lewis Wilson (36no) secured the points for the home side, countering the threat of Kier Brooks Humphrey (3-30) who bowled well for the visitors.

Challengers Dunnington and Pocklington both continued their runs of good form.

Dunnington (132-2) comfortably chased down Thorpe Willoughby’s (131-5) with skipper Steve Jackson (76no) again in commanding form with the bat.

Thorpe opener Ed Hutchinson (55no) had earlier battled hard to get runs on the board against tight bowling from the visitors.

Jackson (60) carried on where he left off in a re-arranged game against Wheldrake (135) played on Bank Holiday Monday as Dunnington (194) registered their second win of the weekend.

Jackson was supported by runs for Harry Paver (60), with 14-year-old spin bowler Harvey Jackson (5-27) and Dan Ruxton (3-26) doing the damage with the ball as Wheldrake chased in vain.

Runs were hard to come by as Pocklington (115-7) squeezed over the line against Ben Johnson (113) for whom Neil Drew (47) was the mainstay as wickets fell to Pete Eastwood (3-29) and Archie Wilcock (3-23).

The visitors were then indebted to the bat of Martin Stables (42no) as wickets tumbled in the Pocklington reply.

Thorpe Willoughby (126) consolidated their position as division three leaders with another victory against strugglers Selby (46) despite a five-wicket haul from home junior bowler Nathan Tyle (5-10) whose 12-over spell included five maidens.

The visitors were equally devastating with the ball as Selby succumbed to the bowling of Sam Hinch (4-11) and Neil Emery (4-4) to fall well short in reply.

Runs flowed more easily at the Outgang as Ovington (221) emerged on top against Heslington (151-5), whose Iain Tessier (51no) and Dave Fairclough (50) both recorded fifties.

Jacob Lamb (83) and Dominic Everard (50) earlier dominated proceedings in the heat with Richard Simpson (3-56) posing the main threat for the hosts.

Player of the week: Leigh Adamson of Burn for his unbeaten century (103no) against Kelfield.