A SCINTILLATING 60 not out for James Rainford gave Tynedale a timely boost on a rain-affected Saturday.

The Hexham-based club’s trip to Swalwell in Division One was reduced to 35 overs, but the visitors returned home with 30 points in the bag.

Swalwell’s top order scored over 140 between them, but Matthew Scott (2-23) and Josh Shuard (2-41) played their part in restricting the hosts to 141.

Coming in at number four, Rainford hit six boundaries from 57 balls, while Sam Mannion weighed in with a healthy contribution of 37, as Tynedale reached 180-5.

Stocksfield were winners at home to Lintz in their Division One fixture, and won by two wickets.

Johnny Forster scored 36 for Lintz, but the visitors were all out for 114, with Aaron Rourke taking 3-26, and Andrew Wood 3-14. There were also useful figures from Matthew Tobin (2-19) and Ryan Chamberlain (2-27).

In reply, Rourke was 30 not out as Stocksfield finished on 116-8, surviving a five-wicket haul for Lintz bowler Gary Christie (5-25).

In Division Two, Ponteland lost away to Leagate, by three wickets, despite an impressive batting performance, which saw them finish on 205-5. Iftikhaar Ul Haq Fazal scored 80, while Thomas Reeman was 36 not out.

For Leadgate, Jack Thackray was 56 not out, while opener Chris Burke contributed 62, as the hosts reached their target, finishing on 209-7. Benjamin O’Brien took 4-48.

Corbridge were away winners at Benwell & Walbottle, by three wickets. Home opener Nick Tomlinson scored 52, but Benwell were all out for 126, with Christopher Fowler (2-31), Connor Garrett-Jowsey (2-21), and Dean Robinson (2-20) all taking two wickets each.

Chris Robson was 23 not out for Corbridge, while Nathan Shoesmith and Fowler both added 35 runs each to the visitors’ total of 127-7.

Heavy rain led to a frustrating afternoon for Stocksfield II. Their Division Four match at Civil Service was a victim of the weather.

In the same division, Allendale won by eight wickets at Backworth II. Skipper Tim Raglan took 3-20, while Mohammed Zeeshan Tahir and Liam Pringle both took 2-19, as the hosts were restricted to 93-9. Raglan was 36 not out as Allendale comfortably reached 97-2.

Ponteland II lost at home to Swalwell II in Division Four, in a game which was reduced to 44 overs due to rain.

A century from Chris Mawson (101), and a 78 from Anthony Hodgson took Swalwell II to 263-6. Max Bell took 4-60, and John Lumb 2-44. Ponteland II struggled with the bat, and were all out for 101. Richard Shotton took 4-14, and Lee Scott 3-30.

Kirkley overcame two weather-related disruptions to win at home to Blagdon Park II, by 30 runs. Richard Chapman scored 66, while Chris Farrelly was 60 not out, for the hosts, who were 188-3 from their 34 overs.

Blagdon Park II were restricted to 158-7. Their top scorer was Adam Robson with 57. There were two wickets apiece for Kieran Douse (2-26) and Farrelly (2-37).

Fine individual performances were the order of the day as Tynedale II won at home to Leadgate II, by 132 runs, in Division Five South.

They clocked up a total of 261-4 from 40 overs, with Ben Griffiths scoring 95, Paul Scandle 74, and Matthew Percival 38 not out. Hayley Falla took 3-62.

Leadgate II were all out for 129, Lewis Fletcher top scoring with 58. Edward Foreman (5-34) enjoyed a five-wicket haul, while Mark Clark took 3-33.

John Davidson took 4-24 for Corbridge II, as they won at home to Civil Service II, by six wickets in Division Six South.

Opener Simon Walker hit 60 as the hosts chased down their target, finishing on 153-4.

Riding Mill lost by two wickets at GEMS II, depsite an impressive display. Kiel Zurawlew scored 72, and Liam James 58, as the visitors totalled 193.

Zurawlew took 3-52, while there were two wickets apiece for Qasim Khan (2-25), and Brian Watson (2-51), but GEMS II clocked up 197-8.