INSPIRED by the bowling of teenager Chris Scandle, Stocksfield made light work of their Tyne Valley rivals struggling for form this year.

Stocksfield remained in second spot as they thumped neighbours Corbridge by eight wickets, bowling out their hosts for just 85 runs.

Nineteen-year-old Scandle (5-24) was in no mood for sticking around and claimed five wickets, striking early to clean bowl David Smurthwaite (5) and captain Chris Fowler (4).

After James Tolchard bowled Hedley Renton for a duck, Scandle saw off opener Joe Barber (13) and Mark Rowell (0) to leave winless Corbridge on 26-5.

Graeme Rowell (30) stuck around to move the score to 68, but not before Andy Percival (3) was bowled by Aaron Rourke (2-21) and Corey Dover (1) was run out by Tolchard.

Rowell and Andy Dover (22) tried to push Corbridge on but Rowell was bowled by Rourke, and Dover bowled by Matt Scandle (1-3) to end the innings, with Shaun Fenwick caught by Sam Beedle to give Chris Scandle his fifth wicket for a 21-ball duck.

Stocksfield's reply received an early blow when Chris Patterson (7) was caught by Percival off the bowling of Corey Dover (1-31).

After last week's heroics, Adrian Marrison (28) and captain Steven Henderson (32no) put on a partnership of 65 to put them within eight runs of their target.

Henderson was joined by Rourke (7no) to steer the team to a fourth victory out of five.

Stocksfield weren't able to continue their progress in the Village KO Cup as they went down to the national champions of 2018, Folkton & Flixton, of Scarborough.

With Henderson top scoring with 22, Stocksfield were all out for 92. The hosts made 93-2, with Rourke (1-14) taking a wicket and Tolchard running out the opener.

Stocksfield trail Tyne Valley rivals Tynedale in the division as they made it five wins from five with an impressive 10 wicket victory over Whickham.

Visitors Whickham were all out for 131 with the wickets shared out among the Dale bowlers.

Matthew Scott (2-11) and Tom Cant (2-31) struck early with Whickham on 3-2, before Sam Peter (4-38) got involved and removed Scott Richardson and Adam Wilkin with successive balls to put Whickham on 40-4.

Jake Robson (1-20) gave Scott a catch, before teenager Scott returned to the attack to claim his second victim.

The same feat was managed by skipper Cant who had the top scoring Matthew Rodger (42) caught by James Rainford to take the score to 96-7.

Sam Mannion (1-20) got in on the act to give wicket keeper Jamie Crichton a catch, before Peter finished the innings with two further wickets.

Cant and Dan Parker again opened the batting for Tynedale, and they didn't need any reinforcements as they saw the job off between them.

Cant was particularly impressive with the bat, his unbeaten score of 74 coming from 61 deliveries and including 10 fours and a six.

Parker matched the 10 fours as he finished not out on 52 after facing 77 deliveries.

With the game won in the 23rd over, Tynedale completed a further maximum point haul to see them sitting pretty at the top of the table with a 17-point advantage over Stocksfield.