CHAMPIONS Sheriff Hutton Bridge completed an unbeaten ECB Yorkshire Premier League North season at their Moor Farm base with a nine-wicket victory over relegated Beverley Town.

A ninth win was always on the cards after three early wickets from Mark Fisher (3-26) helped reduce the visitors to 69-5.

Town captain Andrew Burton (39no) rallied his side and a stand of 51 with Olly Grantham (24) saw them reach 150 before being bowled out, Karl Carver (4-32) finishing with at least four for the fifth game in a row.

The hosts needed less than 28 overs to chase down the target Edward Barnes (87no) and skipper Adam Fisher (32no) with an unbroken second wicket partnership of 76.

Woodhouse Grange secured the runners-up spot for the second successive year, a season best 70 from captain James Finch setting up a 53 run victory over Sessay at Sandhill Lane.

The home side had slumped to 80-7 when the Grange skipper was joined at the wicket by Christopher Suddaby (35).

The pair more than doubled the total to set the visitors 168 to win, three wickets each from Liam Carver (3-29) and Navin Kavikara (3-39) seemingly having given them a chance finish off with a victory.

Finch’s opposite number Mark Wilkie (25) gave the visitors early hope but Suddaby (3-31) and Simon Tennant (4-18) put paid to their chances, the last five wickets falling in the space of eight overs.

Clifton Alliance’s Matthew Montgomery (63) finished as the competition’s leading overseas batsman but despite passing 50 for a seventh time could not prevent his side slipping to a 44 run defeat at home to Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Brown’s four wickets for the hosts included both Kyle Waite (48) and Zac Keune (30), the visitors reaching 206 before being bowled out.

With the exception of their South African all-rounder the home side's batting struggled the twin threat of brothers Dominic (4-31) and Will (4-31) Rhodes proving too much.

Having relinquished their two year grip on the title a couple of weeks ago York left it late to confirm their third place finish.

Just three balls of the match at North Marine Road remained when the visitors took the last Scarborough wicket and with it victory by 10 runs.

Duncan Snell (53) and Jack Leaning (64) had given the visitors a perfect platform with a century opening stand before five quick wickets from Linden Gray (5-47) left them indebted to Ben Robinson and unbeaten 72 steering the total to 241.

Darren Harland (34) and Oliver Stephenson (31) were in the runs early in the chase before both being dismissed by Daniel Woods (5-35).

Castleford made it four wins from the last five thanks in part to a fine all-round performance from talismanic captain David Wainwright in a six-wicket win at Dunnington.

The early part of the hosts’ innings was dominated by a stand of 79 between Chris Peareth (53) and George Drury (45), both eventually succumbing to the spin of Wainwright (3-34). A quick-fire 30 from Daniel Barrett boosted the total to 201-8.

Jonathan Anderson (3-56) picked up the first three wickets to fall in the visitors reply including opener Liam Hyde for 57, but unfortunately for the home side by the time the fourth fell David Wainwright (63) and Hamid Khan (55) had put on 112.

The top three for Yorkshire Academy all scored half-centuries to set their side on the path to victory at home to Harrogate. Openers James Wharton (67) and Matthew Revis (51) put on 101, the latter then adding a further 51 for the second wicket with Finlay Bean.

Tom Geeson-Brown (3-64) and Harry Stothard accounted for Bean (70), one of four dismissals for the ‘keeper who would feature later with 39 as the visitors attempted to chase a victory target of 270.

That only really looked likely during a partnership between Stothard and Josh Atkinson (46) both eventually falling to the spin of Harry Sullivan, who took 4-43 while elder brother Josh made it a family affair with 3-16 as the visitors were all out for 192.