Tynedale couldn’t close the gap on the teams above them after they lost out to rivals Morpeth in Division One of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League last weekend.

The side, who had gone into the game on Saturday afternoon on the back of four 30 point wins in a row, lost out to their opponents by five wickets.

After being put in to bat first, captain Thomas Cant hit 55 and Oliver Fletcher scored 30 as they ended their innings on 137.

However they lost the match despite the best efforts of Cant who also took three of the five Morpeth wickets for just 17 runs.

Stocksfield, who faced Seaton Burn, also suffered defeat and lost by 23 runs in a close match.

Their opponents had set a score of 125/9 from their 45 overs, although Stocksfield could only manage a response of 102 all out with Aaron Rourke top scoring with 32.

In Division Two, Ponteland kept the pressure on both Backworth and Tillside with a narrow six run win over Blagdon Park.

After batting first, Ben O’Brien hit a fine 50 to help his side set a score of 142 all out, before he then stole the show with the ball too.

He ended the match taking five wickets for just 14 runs, with Ian Smart and Ashley Parker also taking two wickets each as the side managed to bowl out their opponents for 136 with seven balls remaining.

Stocksfield 2nds defeated Blyth by a huge 116 runs in Division Three, with Nomi Numan hitting 61. The away side could only manage a response of 72 all out.

Corbridge also claimed a win after defeating Stobswood Welfare by 28 runs with Andrew Dover and Christopher Fowler both scoring half centuries.

Tynedale 2nds saw Richard Brooks hit 75 and Matthew Percival score 56 as they took a large 120 run win over Kirkley in Division Four. Ponteland 2nds lost to Percy Main by 36 runs.

Riding Mill beat Lintz by 100 runs in Division Five South while Corbridge 2nds and Stockfield 3rds also both claimed wins in Division Six South.