YAPHAM lifted the York Vale League's Scothern Construction Cup with an emphatic win against Stamford Bridge in the final at Hemingbrough.

Needing to score at slightly more than four an over, Bridge collapsed to 95 all out in the face of a fine all-round Yapham bowling performance.

Batting first, Yapham found boundaries hard to come by and at the halfway mark were 53-3. The run-rate was increased by Dan Isenstein (32) and Alex Brown (24) with a 50-run partnership, courtesy of some quick running between the wickets. After these two fell, Will Cardy (26) carried on his good form and, with some more excellent running with Steve Hutchinson (10), Yapham were able to push the score up to 165-6 at the end of 40 overs.

James Arthur-Bagshaw was the pick of the bowlers with 3-30 from nine overs while A Harrison (2-22) and Martin Veysey (1-29) bowled economically.

Bridge’s reply got off to a quick start, with Martin Veysey (25) racing the total to 32 off six overs.

Tom Kirby took the first wicket, though, clipping James Patrick’s off-stump, and the next three wickets fell for just two runs as Tom Kirby and Steve Hutchinson combined well to rip through the batting line-up.

Kirby trapped Veysey lbw and Hutchinson took two wickets following some poor shots from Stamford’s batsmen.

Bridge could not stage a recovery of substance as Will Cardy kept the pressure on with figures of 7-3-8-3.

Yapham were well on top, and Stamford were reeling at 49-7. The father and son combination of Andy and Sam Noble then took a wicket each, with Noble junior taking a superb caught and bowled. Kirby returned to take the last wicket and seal a comprehensive win.