OPENER Joe Barber scored 137 with the bat as Haydon Bridge continued their winning streak in Division One, defeating Belsay by 160 runs.

Neil Kendrew added 32, and Dale Leadbitter 33, as the visitors declared at 260-5 after 29 overs.

Belsay were all out for 100, with a solid 30 from Matty Fenwick.

Haydon Bridge bowler Ian Watson took 5-8 and Tom Waugh 3-33.

Hexham Leazes maintained their early season form with a five-wicket win at Newton.

Matt Scattergood hit 44 as the hosts finished on 156-6 from their 40 overs, with Leazes bowler Andrew Green taking 3-25.

Andrew Webster was Leazes top scorer with 51, as they reached 157-5. Newton bowler Andy Goulding took 3-10.

Matfen Hall suffered a six-wicket defeat away to defending champions Humshaugh.

Despite a knock of 40 from Connor O’Leary, they were all out for 105, with Humshaugh bowler Will Forster taking 3-26.

The hosts finished on 106-4, Hedley Renton top scoring with 34. Matfen’s O’Leary took 2-15.

Haltwhistle were big scorers at home to Stamfordham, reaching 341-7, with an impressive 109 from Barthomolew Ryan, and 54 from Ryan Bell, while Mark Rowell and Dan Kirkup added 43 and 46 respectively. Stamfordham skipper Richie Gledson took three wickets.

In reply, Jonathan Woodhead scored 72 for Stamfordham, who finished on 164-6. Haltwhistle’s Ryan took 3-15.

Wylam were on the receiving end of an impressive batting performance by Benwell Hill III.

Despite the efforts of bowlers Kevin Marshall (3-28) and Eddy Jackson (3-53), the visitors finished on 259-7, with Darshana Thiranga 120 not out.

Wylam were all out for 150, with David Teasdale scoring 41, and Ross Wilson 39.

In Division Two, Stocksfield III maintained their 100 per cent record, defeating Mitford II by 84 runs.

They reached 200-7, with Sean Sagar scoring 55, and Steven Page 39. In reply, Mitford were all out for 116, with Graeme Potts scoring 53.

There were two wickets apiece for Stocksfield III bowlers Luke Masters (2-18), Harry Catnach (2-17), and Tom White (2-0).

Allendale II were big winners away to Clara Vale II, recording an eight-wicket victory.

David Race was 31 not out for the hosts, who finished on 109-8. Allendale bowlers Geoff Sparke took 3-7 and Martin Blair 3-14.

Allendale openers John Welch (64) and Blair (23) were both undefeated as the visitors finished on 111-0.

There was a six-wicket victory for Hexham Leazes II at home to Haltwhistle II.

Robert Graham was the visitors’ top scorer with 45, as Haltwhistle reached 185 all out. Leazes bowler John Thompson took 3-21.

The hosts replied emphatically. Rob Willis was 95 not out, while fellow opener Matt Joyce added 65.

Lewis Swallow (2-19) was Haltwhistle’s top performing bowler.

Opener Greg McConnell scored 43 runs as Wark defeated Medomsley by 80 runs. Phil Suckling added 36 as the visitors finished on 149-6.

Medomsley were restricted to 69-9. Max Hamilton was their best performing batsman, with 26, as Wark bowler Paul Armstrong took 4-26.

Humshaugh II enjoyed an emphatic 10-wicket victory away to Stocksfield IIII. Andrew Newton scored 33 as the hosts were restricted to 90-5 from their 40 overs, with Michael Arnup taking 2-17.

Arnup opened the batting alongside Adam Murphy for Humshaugh II, and the pair scored 58 and 31 respectively, both undefeated, as their side comfortably reached 91-0.