HAYDON Bridge continued their impressive start to the new season as they destroyed Belsay's batting order.

The hosts were only able to muster a total of 61 runs as Bridge's bowlers were on top from the outset, making scoring very difficult.

Rhys Scott (18) and Izzath Omar Sheriff (16) contributed the most for Belsay, but Olly Scott was the next highest scorer with just five runs.

The low score was largely down to three wickets each from man of the match Ian Watson (3-16) and Liam Stephenson (3-20), while Mick Cunningham claimed a wicket without conceding a run during a lean spell.

Bridge openers Neil Kendrew (39no) and Watson (16no) wasted no time in hitting the required runs, finishing the game in 12 overs.

Humshaugh were big victors at Mitford as they lost just one wicket as they overhauled the hosts' total of 72.

Mitford opener Chris Kirtley (26) hung around and Matt Ellinor (13) contributed later in the order, but the home side were way below par with the bat.

Stephen Thompson (5-12) took the accolades for Humshaugh as his five wickets meant Mitford weren't able to get going.

Luke Parkinson (4) was run out but Chris Heslop had plans to stick around all afternoon and his unbeaten 56, aided by 11 not out from Robert Forster, saw Humshaugh home and hosed after 10 overs.

With Neil Wells (4-16) claiming four wickets and Graeme Robinson (2-11), David Rewcastle (2-15) and Tony Parker (2-23) two each, Wylam restricted Benwell Hill to 70 runs on their way to maximum points.

For Benwell, Haydon Mustard (12), Zain Ullah (11), Rohan Aatif (10) and Darshana Thiranga (10) made double figures, but that was as good as it got.

Wylam started their reply well through captain David Teasdale (11) and Wells (27) before Teasdale and his brother James (8) who replaced him both departed.

Wells and Richard Opie (11) were the next to go, leaving Greg Brown (8no) to see the game out.

Ullah (2-15) took two wickets and David Ladd (1-6) and Matthew Lockey (1-7) one each as Wylam won by six wickets.

With Ian Donkin (50) making his half century and Omando Charles (47) falling just shy, Stamfordham's innings total of 181 was too high for guests Hexham Leazes.

Seven wickets fell for Stamfordham along the way, with Harry Fitton (3-21) claiming three of them.

Leazes were all out for 116 with Nick Schofield (3-19) claiming three wickets and Alam (2-8) and Jack Schofield (2-28) with two apiece.

The game between Newton and South Northumberland was cancelled.