TYNEDALE survived a sensational six-wicket haul from Newcastle City’s Zohaib Khan to win by the skin of their teeth on Saturday.

Khan (6-25) tore through the visitors top order before James Rainford, coming in at number five, steaded the ship with a solid 54.

Last man David Newton added a 16 (not out), which proved crucial as Tynedale struggled to a total of 142.

Tynedale’s bowlers made a quick impact, with skipper Tom Cant taking 3-21, Matthew Scott 3-28, and David Newton 2-34, as they restricted Newcastle to 136, to win the Division One encounter by six runs.

Stocksfield slipped to defeat at home to Lanchester, after their big hitting visitors reached 251-8, with Kieran Gohery scoring 71, and Dan Nicotra 68.

Christopher Scandle (2-35) and Sam Beedle (1-29) took two wickets apiece.

Like Tynedale, Stocksfield were also up against a six-wicket bowler, this time Lanchester’s Gohery (6-12). They were all out for just 50, with Kieron Taylor taking 3-26.

Benjamin O’Brien scored 67 for Ponteland as they won at Cowgate Sports, by seven wickets, in Division Two.

Ashley Parker took 4-16, while there were two wickets for both O’Brien and Ian Smart, as Cowgate were all out for 154.

Ponteland comfortably reached 155-3, with O’Brien’s 67 assisted by 47 from opener Stuart Taylor, and Jonathan Appleby’s 22 not out.

It was a disappointing day for Division Three side Corbridge, who suffered a 10-wicket defeat at Blagdon Park. Despite a knock of 38 from Nathan Shoesmith, the visitors were all out for 94, with Paul Johnson taking 4-16.

Blagdon Park openers Tom Lakey (61) and Mark Foster (20) were both undefeated as the hosts reached 95-0.

Having won eight of their opening 11 league matches, Stocksfield II came away from Clara Vale on the losing side. They finished on 182, with Jonny Tobin and Matthew Bewick scoring 44 and 41 respectively. Usman Saeed took 4-44.

Stocksfield II bowlers Anthony Allen (3-22) and Alistair Thirlwell (3-43) did their best to stem the tide, but the hosts, fuelled by Shahzad Alvi’s 68 not out, finished on 183-6.

In the same division, Allendale endured a frustrating afternoon at Stobswood Welfare, losing by 70 runs.

Skipper Tim Raglan took 3-32 as the hosts were restricted to 183-6, despite Esmond Black’s 53 not out.

After Raglan was caught for just 10, Allendale struggled in reply, Jasper Gray top scoring with 26 as the visitors finished on 113-9. Geoff Sparke was 23 not out for the visitors. Ponteland II managed a victory in Division Four, defeating Newcastle City II at home by 86 runs. The hosts totalled 212-6, with Parag Chauhan scoring 70, John Lumb 36, and Thomas Reeman 34. Lumb took 4-11, and Max Bell 2-28, as they bowled Newcastle out for 126.

Kirkley were winners by 36 runs at home to Warenford.

Christian Rowe top scored with 45 as the hosts finished on 198. Michael Thompson took 4-24. Ben Thompson was 54 not out for Warenford, who could only manage 162-6 in reply. Kirkley bowler Andrew Horner took 3-21.

There was a big win for Tynedale II in Division Five South. They defeated Cowgate Sports II by seven wickets at Prior’s Flat.

Edward Foreman (5-29) took a superb five-wicket haul as the visitors were bowled out for 124. Nathan Byerley took 3-17.

With the bat, Tynedale II cruised to 125-3, with David Holt scoring 42, Byerley 36, and Foreman 17 not out.

An impressive five-wicket haul from Robert Walker (5-7) helped Kirkley II on their way to victory over Blyth, by 67 runs, in Division Six South.

In the same division, Riding Mill got the better of Corbridge II, by 128 runs. Steve Kent top scored with 60 as Mill reached 184. Stewart Fairhurst and Chris Jowsey took three wickets apiece.

In reply, Corbridge II were all out for 50. There were four-wicket hauls for Andy Watson and Kiel Zurawlew.