OPINION may be divided over the validity of this season’s competition but one thing all can agree on is that it is producing plenty of exciting cricket.

Three of this week’s games went down the final over the pick of them came at Moor Farm where Clifton Alliance ended Sheriff Hutton Bridge’s winning start.

In a remarkable turnaround visiting skipper Liam Green scored 12 off the last four balls after his side had slumped to 14-4 chasing the hosts’ 206-7.

Batting had not been easy for the home side either but 31 from their captain Adam Fisher and half-century from Freddie Collins (51) off 29 balls looked likely to be enough.

Clifton’s reply was rescued by Jake Atkinson (60) and Samuel Grant (100*) the latter going on to finish alongside his skipper, the pair scoring 68 in the final five overs to snatch a memorable victory.

William Wade (89) passed 80 for the third time in four matches to set Acomb on course for what looked likely to be a comfortable victory over York at Clifton Park. But four wickets in the final ten overs meant they got home with just two balls to spare.

The game at King’s Mill Road also went down the final over Dunnington coming out on top by three wickets.

Opener Noah Kelly (43) narrowly missed out on a second successive half-century for the home side, and Nicky Johnson produced the first half of a fine all-round performance scoring 42 as Driffield Town reached 173-9.

Adam Sutcliffe (42) and Harrison Mussell (46) put the visitors in a strong position before Johnson picked up four wickets in as many overs, and a fifth late on but despite finishing with figures of 5-30 he was unable to prevent the visitors recording back-to-back wins.

Woodhouse Grange’s victory over a still winless Harrogate owed much to an outstanding innings from their captain Christopher Bilton, his unbeaten 84 followed previous scores of 105 and 72 and he was the only batsman to pass 15 in the ‘Grange innings as they reached 179-7 at St George’s Road.

Apart from Henry Thompson (70) the home side batsmen struggled with Josh Jackson taking 5-58, the opener was last out with 31 runs still required.

Stamford Bridge climbed to the top of the standings with a comfortable victory over Castleford, three wickets each from Dominic Rhodes (3-40), James Keast (3-49) and Dave Chaplin (3-43) meant that despite Liam Hyde’s (65) second half-century of the season and 44 from Christopher Briggs the home side were left chasing a victory target of 169.

That they achieved it was despite the efforts of Eddie Morrison who finished with 4-29, and the fact several batsmen got starts, skipper Ryan Gibson (29) one of five batsmen to reach 20, without going on.