A POWERFUL in-depth batting display by Malton & Old Malton gave them a big victory against Yapham in division three of the HPH York Vale League.

Brutal boundary hitting by Kevin Wilson saw him race to 68 and there were useful contributions by Steve Mason (23), Ollie Varey (22), Josh Raines (20no) and Ross Harland (20) as The Gannock side made a healthy 203-9.

Yapham were never in the run chase and opted for batting practice as they crawled to 102-7 from their 40 overs. Malton used eight bowlers in an attempt to winkle their opponents out, James Spencer being the most successful with 3-25.

Malton & Old Malton II made the short journey to Stamford Bridge where they suffered a batting collapse. At 44-1 things looked fine but Malt slipped to 94 all out, John Sims top scoring with 23.

Bridge were rocked early on as Kieran Windress (3-13) reduced them to 8-3 and although another wicket fell, the home side were guided to a six-wicket win by Harry Vann (44no) and Richard Gilyeat (32no).

Westow have lost their way in recent weeks and were beaten by division two champions-elect Melbourne by seven wickets.

An under-strength Westow lost skipper Mark Earle to the fifth ball of the innings and although Chris Inman made an unbeaten 45 were all out for 113.

Earle, who played in the Vale League’s representative side against the York & District Senior League side on Sunday, bounced back with impressive bowling figures of 12-2-31-3.

However, they were the only three wickets to fall as a partnership of 71 between AJ Clarke (52no) and Oliver Steels (37) gave Melbourne victory.