A LEAGUE and cup double is still in the offing for York Cricket Club.

The Clifton Parkers reached the semi-finals of the Yorkshire League Cup with a quarter-final victory over Hull, after extending their lead at the top of the Oxbridge Yorkshire ECB County Premier League with a win over Sheffield United.

Club secretary Nick Kay said: “It was a great weekend for us and we played some really good cricket.

“Results went our way in the league on Saturday and we played well against a good Hull side on Sunday.”

York were handed a bye in round one of the League Cup and travelled to high-flying Hull in round two.

Openers Dan Wilson and Graeme Tomlinson gave York an excellent start, putting on 114 in 20 overs on a good track.

Wilson was out lbw for 75, a knock which included eight fours and three sixes.

Simon Mason and Tomlinson put together another century stand – 111 – for the second wicket, before Tomlinson was caught for 71.

After Mason was out for 62 in the following over, the Kay brothers were both out cheaply.

Alex Collins and Tom Bartram added 40 runs for the sixth wicket in 22 minutes.

After a rain break, Bartram hit out to take the York score to a formidable 319-7 from 50 overs and finished on 38 not out.

Hull openers Andy Simpson and Tim Appleyard mirrored their York counterparts with a century stand.

Simpson was the more aggressive, reaching his 50 off only 37 balls. The pair had put on 112 by the 17th over, but Simpson was lbw to Nick Kay for 70, a 48-ball knock which included seven fours and four sixes. Appleyard was caught off Alex Renton’s bowling for 44.

At 191-5, Hull still required 146 runs from the last 20 overs.

Of the later batsmen, only number nine Steve Sergeant caused York any real anxiety, making 33 before being last out to the final ball of the 47th over.

Hull finished 60 runs short of their target and York will now host Barnsley in the semi-finals, on a date to be arranged.