TYNEDALE made it two wins from two with a 41-run victory away to Percy Main in Division One.

They batted first on a lively wicket at St John’s Green, and were struggling at 34-4 with skipper Tom Cant (9), Daniel Parker (2), Jamie Crichton (10) and James Rainford (1) back in the pavilion.

A 65-run partnership between Sam Mannion (43) and Euan Stephenson (29) gave the Tynedale innings some impetus, before Josh Shuard (25) and Josh Renton (16) saw the visitors reach 158 all out in 41.3 overs.

In reply, both of Percy Main’s openers were dismissed with the score on 18. Shuard (2-16) bowled his best spell so far for Tynedale, with 12 overs in a row.

Junior Matthew Scott (2-24) picked up a further wicket each to leave Percy Main on 44-4. Two quick wickets for Josh Renton left Percy Main on 51-6.

Cant introduced himself to the attack, and with his second ball, took a one handed catch off his own bowling to dismiss Sameer Haque.

David Newton picked up his first wicket with the LBW of James Stanistreet, before a direct hit run out from Cant to dismiss Amit Sunda left Tyne with one wicket to take, and Percy Main requiring 42 runs.

No further runs were added as Cant bowled top scorer Steven Whitmore (23), as Tyne picked up the win and 28 points to become early pace-setters alongside 2018 champions Swalwell, and newly-promoted Morpeth.

Next up for Tynedale is a home match against Swalwell on Saturday.

Cant said: “We showed some bottle today to recover with the bat and again the bowlers delivered with the ball and they were well backed up in the field.

“It’s been a great start but it’s a long season and Swalwell will be a step up in class this week. It will be a great challenge for the team. We go into the game as underdogs but lets see what we can do.”

New Stocksfield skipper Steven Henderson has experienced the highs and lows of captaincy within the first two weeks of the season in Division One.

After an opening day victory over Lanchester, Stocksfield lost by eight wickets at home to Morpeth on Saturday.

But the hosts had to battle the elements. They batted first following heavy rainfall, and were all out for 75, with Adrian Marrison (19) their top scorer.

“It wasn’t a good batting wicket,” said Henderson. “It did dry out as the day went on and Morpeth had the better of the conditions for their innings.

“It just wasn’t our day. These things even themselves out over the course of the season, and we have to look forward to the next game.”

Morpeth finished on 79-2, with Sam Beedle taking the wickets of both openers, Adam Lawn, and James Sander.

“Sam bowled well,” said Henderson. “It’s his first season as an all-rounder, rather than a batsman, so that should give him some confidence.”

In Division Two, Ponteland travelled to Greenside and won by 33 runs in a game which was also affected by the weather, and was reduced to 45 overs.

Opener Stuart Taylor scored 50, and Jonathan Appleby was 61 not out as Ponteland finished on 228-4. Greenside were all out for 195, with three wickets apiece for Ashley Parker (3-40), and Benjamin O’Brien (3-13).

Corbridge were away winners at Berwick in Division Three. A 50 from Matthew Thompson, and a solid 36 from David Cook, helped the visitors to a total of 199-6.

Daniel Owen (3-24) and Nathan Shoesmith (3-36) were Corbridge’s leading wicket takers, as Berwick were all out for 153. Berwick’s Richard Farish was 78 not out, while their best bowler was James Thompson (3-35).

Allendale continued their impressive start in the Northumberland and Tyneside League, defeating Civil Service by five wickets.

Visitors Allendale bowled their opponents out for 190, with Geoff Sparke taking 3-13, skipper Tim Raglan 3-24, and youngster Tom Scott 2-53.

Raglan again opened the batting with 17-year-old Scott, following the superb 408 runs they scored between them the previous week against Stobswood Welfare.

This time, Raglan hit 78, while Scott was 86 not out, as Allendale finished on 192-4. 

Stocksfield II were also winners in Division Four, defeating Stobswood Welfare away from home by 73 runs. 

Opener Ryan Chamberlain was 59 not out as Stocksfield were all out for 132. Home bowler Daniel Watson took 3-14. 

Stocksfield’s bowlers were on top form as they bowled out Stobswood for just 59 runs. Alistair Thirlwell (4-10), and Chamberlain (3-18), were the leading wicket takers. 

Elsewhere in Division Four, Ponteland II slipped to a five-wicket defeat at home to Percy Main II. 

Despite a 47 not out from Paul McReady, Ponteland II were all out for 98, with Sam Byerley (4-13) starring for the hosts.

Mohammed Zeeshan Tahir (2-20) was the visitors’ best bowler, as Percy Main II reached 99-5. 

Tynedale’s Division Five South clash with Greenside was affected by the weather. 

After a delayed start, Tynedale had reduced Greenside to 19-3 from 8.1 overs, but the rain returned and there was no further play. 

Captain Ben Cuthbertson picked up all three wickets to finish with 3-11 from his four overs. 

Corbridge II lost by 32 runs at home to Newcastle in Division Six South. 
Connor Garrett Jowsey (2-26) and John Davidson (2-0) both took two wickets as Newcastle finished on 117-8. 

Corbridge finished on 85-4 from their 20 overs, with opener Simon Walker scoring 39 not out, and Liam Haney contributing 28 runs. 

Riding Mill won by 135 runs away to Monkseaton II. The visitors totalled 199-7 with openers Jack Walker and Gavin Howdon scoring 51 and 43 runs respectively.

In reply, Monkseaton were all out for 64, with Riding Mill bowler Andy Watson helping himself to 4-20. Kevin Fraser took 3-13, and Ian Mayfield 2-11.

In the same division, Kirkley lost by 155 runs away to Ashington Rugby.