CHAMPIONS North Cave completed a one-wicket win against runners-up Bishopthorpe that ensured they went unbeaten in the HPH York Vale Cricket League division one season.

Set just 93 for victory, Cave made hard work of the run chase before winning with 13 balls to spare.

Mike Stellings took 5-25 in a Bishopthorpe innings that featured five ducks on a difficult pitch. Scott Clapham top scored with 28, taking his club’s record for most runs in a season in the process.

Cave limped to 40-6 and at 79-9 the last pair had no margin for error. But captain James Windeatt (31no) struck a six, followed by two further boundaries in an over to see the champions home.

Tom Cookson hit an unbeaten 57 to steer Ovington to victory against Ben Johnson whose Phil Holland (86) was dropped behind first ball. Ovington lost wickets to Steve Wragg (4-65) but Cookson hit his first half-century in 12 years win the game.

Stockton & Hopgrove hauled themselves off the bottom by beating fellow strugglers North Duffield, Matt Bradshaw (6-23) starring as Duffield’s last five wickets fell for just four runs.

Harry Collins was Melbourne's star as they defeated Fulfordgate, who finished bottom. A devastating spell of 6-0, including a hat-trick to finish the innings on 113, gave Collins 7-20. Melbourne struggled against Dave Baldock (4-47) as they reached 74-6 before Liam Barlow (48no) and Collins (26no) completed victory which was sealed with a Collins six.

Kelfield’s Craig Lawson followed his 3-17 by smashing 74 not out as Burn were beaten by eight wickets.

Wheldrake won at Stillingfleet to lift the second division crown by one point from Westow, Anthony Carter scoring an unbeaten 115 for the visitors whose victory was delayed by a 32-ball 69 by Phil Johnson which included eight sixes and four boundaries. Westow, who have not lost a league game since the start of June, saw off the challenge of South Cave with Mark Earle striking 82 and taking the key Cave wicket of Simon Patchett (77).

Sam Prangnell will be spending next summer at Beaverton CC in Oregon, USA, after 13 years with Ovington II and signed off with an unbeaten 41 in the win at Hemingbrough.

Richard Marshall came in with Clifton struggling on 29-3 against Heworth and scored 114 for his maiden century in a total of 202-9. Heworth’s batsmen kept them in the game before Marshall came on to take 5-22 to complete a brilliant all-round display.

Malton & Old Malton missed out on the division three title when they lost at Thorpe Willoughby. Victory would have seen them overhaul Acomb at the top but they crashed to a seven-wicket defeat as Andy Jackson (5-33) and Luke Mitchell (4-12) were too hot to handle.

Thixendale completed their revival by finishing the division four season unbeaten by thumping Yapham II. The club had its membership suspended last year but were readmitted to the bottom division. Yapham were bowled out for 66 and Thixendale’s openers were not disturbed with Jules Lawrence scoring 61 of the required runs.

Press Performance of the Week

On the final day of the season Clifton Alliance’s Richard Marshall achieved the rare feat of a century and five wickets. His 114 and 5-22 came at Heworth’s expense in division two