TYNEDALE captain Tom Cant again led by example as his unbeaten century opened up a large gap at the top of the table.

He followed up an unbeaten 74 in a 10 wicket victory the previous week with 103 not out as Tyne thumped hosts Lintz by nine wickets.

The captain is in fine form and he passed his century as he made eight fours and seven sixes from the 98 balls he faced. He and fellow opener Dan Parker set the platform as they chased a target of 186, Parker chipping in with 17 in a 41-run partnership before he was caught by Johnny Forster off the bowling of William Davis.

Cant was joined by teenage prospect Oliver Fletcher and they saw the visitors to victory in the 32nd over, Fletcher making 62 from 61 balls with four of each boundary.

Tynedale's bowlers again impressed as they reduced hosts Lintz to 185 on a short boundary. Openers Forster and Gary Christie coincidentally put on an opening partnership of 41 before Christie was bowled by Matthew Scott (1-41).

Partners came and went for Forster with Sam Peter running out William Davis, before claiming the wickets of Joe Bainbridge and Nathan Clennell to end with 2-31. Matthew Callaghan was then caught by Parker off Jake Robson (1-20).

With the score on 158, Forster departed for 82 when he was bowled by Sam Mannion (2-27). James Rainford (1-17) got in on the act before Cant returned to the attack and finished things off with the remaining two wickets.

Tyne are a healthy 43 points ahead after second placed Stocksfield lost by five wickets to Annfield Plain.

Stocksfield were dealt an early blow when they lost Adrian Marrison for a duck, and they never really recovered. When Chris Patterson (12) and Ben Archer (18) departed, they were on 34-3.

They moved on to to 59 but lost captain Steven Henderson (10) and Aaron Rourke to successive deliveries.

Sam Beedle (19) was the next to go, with Jonny Tobin departing for nine to leave Stocksfield on 83-7.

The team passed 100 with Ryan Chamberlain (20) and James Tolchard (35) at the crease, but they were unable to push on as they finished on 142-9.

Annfield Plain were on 12-2 after Tolchard (2-27) and Chris Scandle (1-27) struck early on. However, Anthony Hornby and Shane Oliver pushed the score on to 75 before Rourke (2-22) claimed both in quick succession.

Annfield Plain had the target in their sight and, despite Tolchard claiming another wicket, they surpassed the total of their guest in the 38th over.

Things aren't getting any easier for Corbridge as they slumped to the bottom having been bowled out for just 47 runs at Whickham.

Hedley Renton (17) and Liam Haney (10) made double figures but it was a disappointing day for the Corbridge batsmen as Joe Barber (0), David Smurthwaite (4), Corey Dover (0), Mark Rowell (0), Andy Percvial (2), Chris Fowler (6), Shaun Fenwick (4), Andrew Dover (0) and Connor Garrett-Jowsey (0no) failed to make their mark with Gerhardt Badenhorst finishing with 5-15.

It was all too easy for Whickham openers Mick Armstrong (36no) and Scott Richardson (9no) as they knocked off the required runs off the first ball of the ninth over.