THERE were no quarter-final upsets in the Vale Cricket League as the leading sides in division one all scored big wins in the HPH Cup.

Stockton & Hopgrove (235-2) set the tone by dominating proceedings against visitors Heworth (121), led by a run-a-ball unbeaten century by Dan Durkin (105no).

Support from Rob Cockerill (81) in a double-hundred partnership put the hosts firmly in command, with Heworth unable to mount a challenge in reply despite runs from Ethan Caisley (46).

Adam Kerrison (4-15) enjoyed some late wickets to complete Stockton's passage to the semi-finals.

Clifton Alliance (140-8) booked their semis place with a demolition of Thorpe Willoughby (38), the returning Kevin Bradley (109) dominating proceedings in the first innings after his side were reduced to 33-4.

A century partnership with junior Cristofer Gwilliam-Lopez (35) put the visitors in control, despite the endeavours of the Thorpe opening bowlers Jordy Leybourn (3-38) and Luke Chugg (4-53).

The hosts' response fell well short as Joseph Hodge (3-12) and spin bowler Matthew Mellor (3-8) brought proceedings to an early conclusion.

Thixendale's (252) top order were in fine fettle with numbers one to five all making scores – Ben Brown (25), Dom Lawrence (52), Tom Pickering (48), Will Megginson (45) and Jonty Gillingham (44) – to decisively defeat visitors Dunnington (110).

Karl Wallis (4-22) and a miserly spell from Will Megginson (2-16) from his 10 overs put paid to Dunnington’s response.

Kelfield (104-2) made swift work of their run chase after dismissing Ben Johnson (100) cheaply, Craig Lawson (4-14) doing the damage with the ball.

Gary Moore (66no) ensured an early finish, his innings including 12 boundaries to secure a semi-final encounter with Clifton Alliance.

Stockton & Hopgrove host Thixendale in the other semi-final.

Heworth, Clifton Alliance, Pocklington and Bolton Percy all booked their places in the Scothern Construction Cup semi-finals.

Alliance (186-5) were made to work hard for their win at Burn (184-7), whose bowlers - led by Freddie Mills (4-24) - kept the hosts' innings in check after opener Ray Adamson’s (52) run-a-ball knock had put the home side in a good position.

A measured run chase featured good contributions from Jacob Rymer (38) and George Breheney (38) before Lukas Ruane (30no) and veteran Allan Barton (32no) sealed the victory with under four overs to spare.

Opener Paul Whitley (79) provided the foundation for Heworth’s (199-9) innings, which proved sufficient as Stamford Bridge (152) suffered a middle-order collapse in their run chase. Alistair Simpson (3-24) was the pick of the bowlers.

Selby (37) had a day to forget with the bat against Pocklington (40-2) as their innings crumpled in the face of two early run-outs and the bowling of Richard Jay (3-14).

Pocklington visit Clifton Alliance and Bolton Percy host Heworth in the semi-finals.

Player of the week: Dan Durkin of Stockton & Hopgrove for his unbeaten 105.