A CENTURY from Mark Jacobs eased Stocksfield III to back-to-back victories.

Visiting Lintz II in Division Seven, Jacobs’ 136 proved vital in the victory as Stocksfield’s total of 245 was just eight better than their hosts’ score.

After the loss of club chairman for just one run, Phil Bewick powered his way past the half century mark to finish on 62, aided by the batting of Simon Wraith.

After Wraith was clean bowled, it was over to captain Jacobs to form the match winning partnership with Bewick as they hit the ball freely.

Both were to depart late in the innings to see Alice Sargeant and Sarah Brunskill to see out the innings.

In reply, Lintz’s order made the most of the famous small boundary at their home pitch with Logan Lovell, Richard Moody and captain Kevin Johnson all making it to their half tons. However, Stocksfield managed to stop them just short of their target with Alfie McGray claiming two wickets and Jacobs and Catnach one apiece.

Riding Mill were unable to build on their opening day victory as they lost by 95 runs at Greenside.

Fifties from Daniel Lintern and Darren Stephenson inflicted the damage for Greenside as they finished their 30 overs on 191-3.

Liam James claimed two wickets at the expense of just 16 runs, with Kiel Zurawlew claiming the other.

Zurawlew opened the batting for Mill and was in great form as he made his way to 41.

However, he lacked any real support with an unbeaten 10 from number six Cameron Longstaff and a late 22 from number 10 Lance Mallinson the best assistance he received.

Corbridge II were well beaten as they welcomed Ryton II to the Stanners.

Batting first, they made their way to 134 with opener Mike Stephenson hitting five fours on his way to his side’s top score of 39.

Other notable contributions came from Anthony Brown (12), Wayne Denham (19) and skipper Graeme Tiffin (22).

Ryton knocked them off within 25 overs and with seven wickets intact, with opener Jason Stevens batting throughout, making 66.

Allendale were unable to build on their opening day victory in Division Six as they lost by 12 runs to Gateshead Ethnic Minorities.

GEMS made 182 as they opened the batting, a crucial second wicket partnership between half century makers Atif Mansoor and his captain JD Mirza inflicting the most damage.

Allendale’s bowlers made GEMS work for their runs with teenager Jake Reed finishing with 4-23 and Liam Pringle 3-31. Mohammed Zeeshan Tahir and Tom Scott also weighed in with a wicket each.

Allendale started steadily enough with Tim Raglan making 16 and John Welch 30 and Scott 34.

Despite 30 runs from Michael Watts and 15 from Dan Mills later in the order, the hosts fell short of their required target.

Tynedale II suffered the same fate as they lost by seven wickets to Kirkley’s first team.

There were good contributions from Craig Barber, whose total of 46 included nine fours and a six, Mark Clark (28) and new recruit from Hexham Leazes Dan Toward (43) as they ended on 185.

Tynedale were looking good value for the win when two wickets from Toward and one from James Percival had Kirkley on 61-3.

However, that was as good as it got for the hosts as the fourth wicket pairing of Daniel Potter and John Marshall saw Kirkley over the line, Potter’s 68 made up of 12 fours and Marshall’s 56 including nine boundaries.

Stocksfield II lost by 59 runs at Clara Vale.

The home side finished on 174-7, despite two wickets each from Ben Ridley and Harry Catnach.

Alex Roney, Nomi Numan and Alistair Thirlwell took the other wickets.

In reply, Matthew Page made 29 and Roney 19, but the only other batsmen to reach double figures were Matthew Tobin and Steven Page.