THE sky was the limit for Tynedale skipper Tom Cant after his second unbeaten century in as many weeks.

The opener followed up his 100 not out against Ryton with an even more clinical performance at home to Consett in Division One on Saturday. Cant’s 121 not out came from just 134 balls, and included 12 fours and four sixes.

He was backed up by Oliver Fletcher, who came in at number three to clock up 99 runs, before falling victim to the bowling of Nathan Smith just short of his century.

With 31 from Daniel Parker, Tynedale easily reached their target of 263 with seven wickets to spare.

It came after the hosts restricted their opponents, with several ex-Tynedale men in their line-up, to 262-5.

Also in Division One, Stocksfield struggled to a four-wicket defeat at home to Alnmouth & Lesbury. They finished on 179-9, and couldn’t prevent their visitors from reaching 182-6, despite the bowling efforts of Ryan Chamberlain (3-49).

Despite neither side reaching 100, Ponteland carved out a home win over Tillside in Division Two. The hosts were all out for just 99, Jonathan Appleby top scoring with 23.

But thanks to a superb seven-wicket haul from Ian Smart (7-34), Ponteland took just over 31 overs to oust their opponents for 97, to win by two runs.

In Division Three, Corbridge lost for the first time this season at Warkworth by 100 runs. Christopher Fowler took 3-43 as the hosts reached 202-9.

But despite a solid 46 from David Smurthwaite, Corbridge were all out for 92, with Doug Potts taking 4-27.

League newcomers Allendale suffered an eight-wicket defeat at Clara Vale. With skipper Tim Raglan falling for just eight, his side struggled to a total of 88. Geoff Sparke was 24 not out. Naveed Iqbal took 6-45.

Allendale bowler Oliver Fenton took 2-16, but he couldn’t stop the hosts reaching 92-2. Mustanser Ahmed was 69 not out.

In the same division, Ponteland II’s bowlers were in good form in their win over Whitley Bay II. Thomas Reeman took 4-11 and John Lumb 3-36 as the North Tynesiders, fuelled by Chirag Patel’s 85, reached 169.

In reply, Ponteland’s second string cruised to 170-5, with Parag Chauhan 57 not out. Reeman scored 39, and Tom Morgan 35.

Kirkley were 62-run victors at Tillside II in Division Five North. Robbie Burns contributed 40 as the visitors finished on 176-7.

A five-wicket haul from Andrew Horner (5-28), and Luke Johnson’s 2-13 were key factors as Tillside were all out for 114.

Matthew Pugh was 43 not out as Tynedale’s second team won at Consett by 13 runs. They were restricted to 121-7 with Stephen Turnbull taking 5-8. But three wickets apiece from Matthew Percival (3-15) and Ben Griffiths (3-22) proved crucial as Consett II were all out for 108.

Corbridge II and Riding Mill went head-to-head in Division Six South, with the visitors Riding Mill getting the better of their hosts by just two runs, in a low-scoring encounter.

A tidy 30 from opener Kiel Zurawlew helped Mill finish on 111-8, with Stewart Fairhurst, Connor Garrett-Jowsey, and Chris Jowsey taking two wickets each. Chris Robson top scored for Corbridge with 42, but they came up just short of their target, all out for 109. Kevin Frazer took 4-21.

Despite Khalid Mahmood taking 3-33 against GEMS II, Kirkley’s second string lost by 91 runs.