HEXHAM Leazes maintained their 100 per cent record in Division One with an impressive win at home to Wylam.

Batsmen Ross Davies (66) and Billy Kingman (53) helped the hosts set a target of 195 with one wicket to spare from their 40 overs. Visiting bowlers Eddie Jackson took 3-16, and Tony Parker 2-30.

Wylam replied positively, with steady knocks of 39 and 37 from Ross Wilson and David Teasdale respectively.

But a five-wicket haul from Leazes bowler Andrew Green played a key role in restricting Wylam to 167-9. Mark Armstrong took 2-17, as Wylam won by 27 runs.

Haydon Bridge remain undefeated, and are second in the league table after their two-wicket victory at home to Benwell Hill III.

Robert Gibson was 50 not out, while Neil Kendrew scored 34, as the Bridge finished on 156-8. Joseph Torre took 4-19.

In reply, Benwell Hill were all out for 105 – Rashid Shad top scoring with 26. Joe Barber took 3-26, Liam Stephenson 2-2, and Gavin Boyd 2-26.

Newton were seven-wicket winners away to Mitford, after a convincing display.

The hosts were all out for 112, with Andrew Jones (3-15), and Taylor (3-15) taking three apiece. Newton finished on 114-3, with Taylor top scoring with 41.

Defending champions Humshaugh suffered a six-wicket defeat away to Haltwhistle.

The visitors had an off-day with the bat, and were all out for just 70 – Hedley Renton top scoring with 18. Bowlers Bart Ryan took 4-9, John Armstrong 3-20, and Dan Kirkup 2-16.

In reply, Haltwhistle reached 72-4, with Ryan scoring 33, and Ben Lloyd 20 not out.

There was a first win of the season for newly-promoted Stamfordham, who won at home to South Northumberland by six wickets.

The visitors finished on 161-9, with Tristan Meears White scoring 52, and Owen Hollins 31. Stamfordham captain Graham Adamson took 3-12.

The hosts cruised to 162-4 in reply, fuelled by opener Nick Schofield’s 106 not out.

Matfen Hall also got off the mark for the new campaign with a nine-wicket demolition of rock bottom Belsay.

They bowled the visitors out for just 35, with impressive bowling figures from Kelly Withycombe 4-4, Tony Gilchrist 3-7, and Connor O’Leary 2-16.

Ian Pilkington was 13 not out as Matfen finished on 39-1, from just seven overs.

In Division Two, Stocksfield III made it three wins from three with a 41-run victory at home to Haltwhistle II.

Tom White was 43 not out as the hosts finished on 119. Haltwhistle’s Ben Cousins took 4-22, and A Dodd 3-8. Haltwhistle II were all out for 78. There were three wickets apiece for Luke Masters (3-10), Sarah Brunskill (3-20), and Chris Catnach (3-15).

Despite a solid knock of 76 from Ronnie Hall, Clara Vale II lost by 72 runs at home to Mitford II.

Wark were comfortable eight-wicket winners over Stocksfield IIII, while Allendale II lost at home to Hexham Leazes II, despite an eye-catching 99 from opening batsman John Welch.

The hosts set a target of 162, but despite the efforts of Allendale bowler Mark Fleming (3-30), Leazes reached 164-3, with runs from Rob Willis (43), Matt Joyce (45), and Trevor Holmes (40*).