Dale seal promotion as champions

Thornton Dale secured the second division crown thanks to an eight-wicket win at home to Nawton Grange.

Despite Great Habton also finishing on 19 points, Dale won the title due to a better record against their close rivals.

Dale won the toss and chose to bowl, Chris Headlam opened the bowling and performed well with 1-29 from 3.5 overs.

D King batted well playing some nice shots to end up on a well played 25. Nobody else chipped in significantly as Grange ended up on on 62.

Col Lockwood finished with fine bowling figures of four overs, three wickets for 16 runs.

Thornton Dale knocked off the runs for only two wickets, with Oliver Sigsworth picking up 13 not out and Tim Hunt ending up on 23 not out.

Tim Sharples bowled well to get through three overs and concede only seven runs while claiming one wicket. Thornton knocked off the runs in the ninth over.

Great Habton were handed victory in their final game of the season at home to Swinton & Broughton, as the visitors conceded the match. Although they missed out on the title, Great Habton still secured promotion to the top flight along with Dale.

Whitwell finished their campaign on a high note, winning by six wickets at Ampleforth.

The home side batted first and scored 58-9 off 12 overs. Ampleforth’s best knock coming from Jake Fox, 18.

Whitwell’s best bowling came from Rob Harrison, 4-14 in four overs, and T Harrison, 2-22 in four overs.

Whitwell reached their target in just 9.1 overs, despite Mark Wilkie’s fine spell of 2-3 in two overs.

Ryedale eased to an eight-wicket victory at Westow.

Batting first on a good track, Westow posted a respectable 126 with Rob Kellock, 43no, and Rich Hudson, 27, top-scoring.

Westow were pegged back by Mick Temple, who bowled at the end of the innings taking 4-21.

Ryedale raced to victory with Dan Hardey, 53no, and Nicky Ibbotson, 38no, taking apart the Westow bowling.