MELBOURNE upset the formbook by beating Burn by six runs to win the Guy Mitchell Cup at the York Vale League's T20 finals day at Pocklington.

Burn, who are 108 points better off then Melbourne in division one, began by removing Oliver Steels and Ian Kirby fairly cheaply. Joss Room, supported by Ben Shingles took the score to 45 before Room was bowled in the tenth over by Alex Webster (2-19).

Matt Beevers added 52 with Shingles (48) before the latter was dismissed with the score on 97. Beevers was bowled by Matthew Leetham for 36 with the last ball of the innings, leaving Burn requiring 133 to win.

Burn soon lost big run-makers Leigh Adamson and Ed Clarke to Scott Coupland’s bowling. From 16-2, they advanced to 51 thanks to father and son Steve and Harry Cruise (20) before Cruise junior was bowled by Andy Forman, who also got rid of opener Tom Bourke (24).

Alex Webster, batting at eight, looked like winning the game for Burn after hitting 20 off one over but was bowled for 31 by Brian Underwood in the next.

Burn required 14 off the last over but Underwood restricted them to seven, earning Melbourne - a club whose future was in doubt at the start of the season - a piece of silverware.

A youthful Acomb side retained the Prendergast Memorial Trophy with a 19-run victory over Fulfordgate.

Acomb lost early wickets as Alan Baldock dismissed both openers in his first over and they slipped to 18-3.

Contributions from Jack Woodworth (21), Charlie Marshall (22), Alex Sanderson (24) and Joe Burton (28no) let them build a total of 139-6. Baldock finished with 2-32 and Dean Cairns 2-27.

Only Billy Remmington (50) made a substantial score as Acomb’s young bowlers took regular wickets to bowl Gate out for 120. Charlie Marshall was Acomb’s star bowler with 4-11 from his five overs.

Acomb had reached the final after a 99-run second-wicket stand between Christian Burton and Charlie Brooks earned a 46-run semi-final victory against Ovington III.

Burton hit 65 and Brooks 55 not out as the pair saw Acomb recover from 33-2 to post an imposing 180-5.

Hussain Ahmed (40) was Ovington's top scorer in reply while Brad Keel took 2-6 from two economical overs for Acomb.