JEZ UNDERWOOD was an all-round ace as Kirkbymoorside 2nds lifted the Welford Cup after seeing off Sherburn 2nds by six wickets in the rearrange final at Ebberston.

Sherburn 2nds skipper Lee Jack won the toss and elected to bat on a fine sunny evening.

After an early wicket, Martin Marflitt came to the crease and hit a rapid 55 including four sixes and six fours, putting on 69 with opener Jack, who went on to carry his bat for 31 not out in a total of 132-6 after their 20 overs.

Underwood (3-27) and Tom Jefferson with (2-29) were the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, Kirkbymoorside 2nds started well with Ryan Rivis hitting 20 and Martin Thompson scoring 37, but it was the unbroken partnership between James Magson (39no) and man-of-the-match Underwood (23no) that won the game for Kirkbymoorside with eight balls remaining - Magson hitting the winning boundary.

Mike Holtby took 2-41 and Brian Garbutt and Jack Sleight a wicket each.

Meanwhile, in the league, Great Habton had the weather to thank as they closed the gap to division ‘A’ leaders Flamborough.

The table-toppers saw their match against Muston ended by rain after six overs, meaning they collected only five points.

Habton, though, picked up 19 for their quick win at Forge Valley 3rds.

The hosts only had nine players and were bowled out for 69 as Will Curtis took 5-26. Curtis (33no) and John Lumley (27) then led the reply, bringing victory before any rain in the region could affect proceedings.

There was a shock in division ‘B’ as bottom club Snainton edged promotion-chasing Nawton Grange 2nds in a thriller.

Mike Eyre (55) and Johnathan Maw (52) hit half-centuries as hosts Snainton were all out for 162, Matt Durrant taking 3-49.

Terry Ellis (54) did likewise in the reply, while Neil Ward (29) and George Bentley (20no) also contributed but Maw’s 4-43 proved crucial as they were all out for 158 – four runs short.

Division ‘C’ leaders Cayton 3rds had no game and saw title rivals Muston 2nds denied by the weather.

Jordan Wakeman had hit an unbeaten 53 as Valley Bar Nomads totalled 123-6 before Muston’s reply was cut short by rain at 74-2.

Third-placed Scalby 3rds cut the gap as Stephen Shannon (44), Jack Boddy (57) and James Scott (30no) saw them overcome by eight wickets Wykeham 3rds’ total of 156 all out, in which Paul Rennard struck 46.

Thornton Dale 2nds were whipped out for 56 by Joel Sarup (4-27) and Danny Farrow (3-20) after Ganton 2nds had made 132-4 through Robbie Milner (59) and John Sarup (31).