Allendale boosted their chances of breaking into the top two of Division Six with victory over their close rivals.

They jumped ahead of Tynedale II into third with thanks to a 17-run victory, inspired by opener Tim Raglan.

Raglan's total of 64 guided Allendale to 163-8, aided by a solid knock of 30 not out from captain Liam Pringle.

Nathan Byerley (4-33) took four wickets and Archie Fletcher (2-23) two.

Tynedale had their own half century maker with Ben Griffiths making 65. Along with fellow opener Paul Scandle (23), they looked good value for the victory.

However, the rest of the order faltered as Pringle (3-25) and Tom Scott (2-33) got amongst the wickets.

Knocks of 20 from Ben Archer (20) and Alistair Thirlwell (21) weren't enough as Stocksfield II were beaten by Swalwell II.

They posted 157, but the hosts managed to reach the target with three wickets in hand despite Ben Ridley (3-29) taking three wickets and Mark Jacobs (2-34) two.

Riding Mill sit second in the Division Seven table just ahead of Stocksfield III, whom they defeated by 58 runs at the weekend.

Mill recovered from a slow start to post 174-6 with Liam James leading the charge coming in at number four, seeing the innings out by firing 84 runs from 66 balls, by hitting five fours and two sixes. He was well assisted by his captain Andy Watson whose total of 43 came from 38 deliveries. Luke Masters took three wickets at the expense of 45 runs for Stocksfield.

Tom Storey top scored for Stocksfield on 19 not out but they fell short on 116-8.

Ali Raza (2-10) Ben Sherrard-Smith (2-16) and Tim Willis (2-34) got among the wickets.

Corbridge II were unable to stop the Greenside juggernaut as they made it five wins out of five with a thumping nine wicket victory. Anthony Brown (32) and Graeme Tiffin (10) were the only batsmen to make double figures as Corbridge were all out for 86. Ashraf Rahman's half century inflicted the damage for Greenside before he became the only Greenside batter to fall as Freddie Dover had him caught by Alfie Clouston.