LOCKTON seem to be coming into form at the right time and have a look of potential Feversham League champions, if their 80-run demolition of Gillamoor is anything to go by.

Neil Robson (42 not out) and James Boyes (36no) put together a significant partnership after Lockton had lost three relatively early wickets, one of them Nick Hill (19).

A final total of 135 for 3 proved beyond a weakened Gillamoor's capabilities, and they crumpled to 55 all out, Dan Watkinson taking 4-2.

Ben Corner was one of two Slingsby players to answer Gillamoor's plea to play as a loanee. He was rewarded with 18 runs, which was his temporary side's top score.

Rosedale Abbey beat out-of-form Glaisdale by 73 runs.

Choosing to bat first in the 20-over-a-side contest, Rosedale Abbey saw 89 from James Bulmer in their run-fest before James Dunn pulverised a quick-fire 40 not out from only 15 balls.

Glaisdale's M Tindall (3-11) did well in the circumstances to avoid being a victim of the batting onslaught as Rosedale Abbey closed on 158-6.

Four Glaisdale batters reached double figures (C Perry 22no, S Beck 18, M Thistle 15 and I Goark 14) but - with the exception of Beck - they soon fell way behind the required scoring rate, ending on 85-4. J Bowes took 2-16.

Glaisdale lauded groundsman Alistair Wilkinson by saying: "The outfield was flat as a pancake, beautifully cut, and it was a very good cricket wicket."

High Farndale been Burythorpe by 39 runs in the Countess of Feversham Cup.

Hosts High Farndale adapted better to their idiosyncratic ground conditions and, scoring at a rate of six runs an over, reached 84-5 in the allotted 14 overs.

Richard Smith finished unbeaten on 35 and Rob Atkinson made 14, with J Bolam taking 2-12 for Burythorpe.

Malton-based Burythorpe have accepted an invitation to play in the cup for the past 10 playing seasons. This time, they struggled with the nagging accuracy of Vernon Smith (3-4) and little respite when Harry Pinder (2-13) and Chris Wilson (2-14) came into the attack.

The visitors were bundled out for 45 in 13 overs. Only Matt Beckett looked near comfortable with a defiant 21.

High Farndale travel to Rosedale Abbey in the semi-finals.

l Latest league positions: High Farndale Pl 5 Pts 9, Lockton Pl 4 Pts 9, Gillamoor Pl 6 Pts 6, Rosedale Abbey Pl 4 Pts 6, Slingsby Pl 3 Pts 6, Glaisdale Pl 4 Pts 3.