STOCKSFIELD returned to winning ways in Division One with a convincing away performance at Percy Main.

Captain Steven Henderson played a leading role in guiding his side to a three-wicket victory on Saturday.

The hosts were restricted to 155-8, with Stocksfield bowlers Andrew Wood, Aaron Rourke, and Matthew Tobin taking two wickets each.

In reply, Stocksfield initially struggled. But Henderson, batting at number four, struck a timely 48 which steadied the innings after openers Richard Mannion and Adrian Marrison fell early in the game.

They reached 159-7 after 34.4 overs. Percy Main bowlers Will Taylor and James Peart both took two wickets.

Aside from a steady knock of 39 from summer signing Josh Shuard, Tynedale struggled with the bat as they lost at home to Lanchester by six wickets.

The hosts were all out for 112, with visiting bowlers Greg Halliday taking 4-26, and Callum Barnes 3-39.

Lanchester opener Graham Brinton hit 12 boundaries during his innings of 70 not out, as Lanchester reached 113-4. David Newton (2-25) and Tom Cant (2-34) were the pick of Tynedale’s bowlers on the day.

Skipper Cant said: “It was another frustrating day where we didn’t fire with the bat.

“We have four big league games coming up which will take us to the halfway stage, and that’s when the league table will show what we will have to fight for come the end of the season.”

Benjamin O’Brien hit six sixes for Ponteland as they won at home to Bedlington by 102 runs in Division Two. The opener scored 65 as his side finished on 173. Bedlington’s Ruwan Sembukttige took 3-23.

In reply, the visitors were all out for just 73. Majid Ansari top scored with 32. Ponteland bowler Ashley Parker was in fine form, with a five-wicket haul for 41 runs. David Waters took 3-12.

Corbridge made light work of Whitley Bay in Division Three, winning by eight wickets.

The visiting North Tynesiders were all out for 130, despite a steady knock of 37 from John Douglas. Andrew Dover took 3-23.

Christopher Fowler and Nathan Shoesmith were 52 and 39 not out respectively, as Corbridge reached 132-2.

Whitley Bay’s Darshit Patel took 2-24.

In Division Four, Ponteland’s second string lost by 58 runs away to Clara Vale.

They restricted their hosts to 125, thanks to superb bowling from Andy Denyer (4-30) and John Lumb (3-6), among others for Ponteland.

But they had an off day with the bat, and were all out for 67. Chris Morgan top scored with 17.

In Division Five North, Kirkley defeated Bedlington II by 37 runs. Christian Rowe and Mark Horner both scored 32 as visitors Kirkley reached 195.

Bedlington’s Kevin Richards scored 58, but the hosts were all out for 158, with Khalid Mahmood enjoying a five-wicket haul (5-30), and Luke Johnson 3-32.

Tynedale II were big winners in Division Five South, defeating Lanchester II by six wickets.

Ben Holden was 40 not out for the hosts, while Chris Ramshaw scored 35, as Lanchester finished on 158-8. Tynedale’s Ben Cuthbertson and Edward Foreman took three wickets apiece.

Foreman excelled with the bat, scoring 56 not out as Tyne reached 164-4. Richard Brooks was 53 undefeated.