FOSS Evening League division three champions Hemingbrough suffered a rare defeat against Pocklington in their final fixture of the league season.

Both Gaz Clash and Tom Collins were out early as Pock bowlers Nathan Burgh (2-7) and Ben Lister (0-9) kept the run-rate down for the first six overs.

Rebuilding was required from Lee Wild (34), supported by Frasier Heath, to help to push the Brough score forward but a flurry of wickets followed. That included an excellent over by Alex Downey (2-17) who removed both Paul Smales and Glen Crouch in successive balls leaving Hemingbrough 59-6.

A good stand between Tom Ellwood (26no) and Luke Allderidge saw Hemingbrough finish their overs on 105-6.

Pocklington lost opener Ben Thomson very early but strong batting from Ted Donkin (62no) and Downey (40) saw Pocklington knock off the runs in 13.4 overs.

Thixendale cemented third place after beating Ovington in a run fest featuring some explosive hitting.

Ovington made a strong start thanks to Stefan Littlewood's 66 which featured five sixes and five boundaries. Together with debutant James Eckersley, Littlewood helped the visitors reach 94 without loss, before being caught trying to smash yet another six.

Eckersley (21) followed shortly after, leaving Tom Cookson (21no) and Harry Buckley (37no), to drive Ovington to 162 from their 16 overs. Buckley hit three successive sixes off Pock captain Alex Machen.

After a reshuffle of their batting order, Thixendale made a mixed start to their innings, losing two wickets in the first over thanks after fine bowling by Ovington paceman Andy Hockenhall (3-37).

Machen stepped up to hit a storming 26, including four sixes, which helped the home side recover, before he fell to Hussain Ahmed (3-28).

While others continued to fall around him, Joe Robinson (67) was instrumental in pushing Thixendale towards their target before number nine batsman Ben Jackson (40no) got them over the line in the last over with two wickets in hand. Thixendale hit 15 maximums in their innings which also featured three golden ducks.