DUNNINGTON sealed second place in the Foss Evening Cricket League division one in style by knocking off Woodhouse Grange's 146-6.

Jake Murphy (40) and Dan Barrett (38) smashed five sixes between them as Dunnington raced to 80-0. Both fell in quick succession as Nathan Saltmer (3-32) gave Grange a glimmer of hope but youngsters Alex Wilson (22) and Jack Spofforth (30no) saw Dunnington home.

North Dalton beat York by eight wickets with three balls to spare thanks to a partnership of 114 between Shaun Tate (64no) and Simon Walgate (35no). Earlier, York made 113-5 with Matt Hodson unbeaten on 36.

Dunnington Academy proved too strong for struggling Osbaldwick, winning by 42 runs. Mark Willoughby survived two dropped catches to make 72 - the highest innings by a Dunnington Academy player this season. He was removed by leg spinner Ben Richardson who finished with 3-17. Osbaldwick’s reply never got going and closed on 97-7.

Yapham beat lowly Stockton & Hopgrove to secure the second division championship.

Things didn't start well for the leaders as Stockton sped to 84-1 from 13 overs. Jamie Kerrison (44) and Tom Hodgson (26) led the charge but the remaining nine wickets added only 23 runs as Stockton were bowled out for 107. Jack Holman struck an unbeaten 66 off 32 balls and led his side to a nine-wicket win.

Heworth leap-frogged promotion rivals Bishopthorpe into second place by beating their hosts by 72 runs. Sean Leetham (62) and Finn Scott (37) powered Heworth to 89-0 after eight overs. The introduction of spin changed things with 14-year-old Joe Stowe (3-24) and Andrew Seager (3-18) striking before Ian Holmes (3-18) took a hat trick in his first over as Heworth finished on 152. Bishopthorpe were rolled over for 80, Scott taking 4-7.

Melbourne and Barmby Moor shared the spoils after both making 111. Moor required seven runs from the final two overs but Harry Collins allowed them only one run from the penultimate over. Three singles, a two, a run out and a wicket off the last ball saw the scores finish level.

Retreat I returned to winning ways as they defeated Bishop Wilton by 19 runs. Phil Daneshyar’s brisk 39 and Salman Syed’s patient 43 took Retreat to 125-5. Spinner Mike Newhouse finished with 4-24 for Bishop Wilton whose reply fell away after being 50-1. Angus Campbell took 4-20.

Tang Hall Tigers won the division three title with a 66-run victory over Retreat II. Newly-wed Johnny Flint hit a stylish 64 as Tigers posted 167-7. John Moore took out Zhear Ahmed’s middle stump with the first ball of Retreat’s innings which closed on 100-9.

Aviva Vikings maintained their improved form with a 22-run win against Stamford Bridge Academy at Burythorpe.

Heworth Colts beat Thixendale in a high-scoring entertaining encounter at Elm Park Way. Jonty Gillingham (45) and opener Doug Bentley (69no) helped Thix to 152-4 at the interval. Heworth got off to a flyer thanks to 16-year-old Dan Davison who hit 17 from eight balls in the first two overs. Pete Fairburn (42) shared a half-century stand with 16-year-old Pearce Lindley as Heworth won with three balls to spare.

Woodhouse Grange Academy’s Matt Robertson posted impressive figures of 5-1-15-5 in the win against Ovington in a low-scoring affair.