TYNEDALE’S teenage bowler Matthew Scott was the scourge of Stocksfield when the two sides met in Division One on Saturday.

His outstanding five-wicket haul (5-11) proved crucial, capturing openers Stephen Henderson and Adrian Marrison, as well as other key men further down the order.

With two wickets apiece for David Newton and Tom Cant, and one for Paul Newton, Stocksfield were all out for just 61. James Tolchard was 14 not out for the hosts.

In reply, Oliver Fletcher (19) and Euan Stephenson (20) were both undefeated as Tynedale reached 62-3.

Tolchard (2-7) was also Stocksfield’s best performing bowler, taking the wickets of openers Cant (2) and Daniel Parker (9), both LBW. There was also a wicket for Ryan Chamberlain.

Tynedale are now third in the league table, and are level on points (309) with second placed Alnmouth & Lesbury.

The two sides will clash in an eagerly anticipated fixture at Prior’s Flat on Saturday, while Stocksfield will travel to Newcastle City.

Ponteland slipped to a three-wicket defeat at Seaton Burn in Division Two. Despite Neil Stanley’s unbeaten 33, the visitors were all out for 150, as on-form bowlers Christopher Weldon (4-33) and Dave Gunion (3-34) made life difficult for the visiting batsmen.

Benjamin O’Brien took 4-24, and Ian Smart 2-25 as Ponteland attempted to stem the Seaton Burn attack, but the hosts reached 151-7.

Opener Ross Atkinson scored 36 for Corbridge in their match at Ashington Rugby in Division Three. But his teammates struggled to cope with home bowler Mark Lawrence (5-15), and were all out for 122. Dean Graves took 3-35.

Corey Dover, Finn Garrett-Jowsey, Andrew Dover, Russell Perry, and Chris Robson all took a wicket each, as Ashington reached 126-5.

Nevertheless, Corbridge remain fourth in the division, on 299 points. Ashington are fifth with 258 points.

It was a day of mixed feelings for Allendale skipper Tim Raglan. The opener’s superb 146 helped his side to a total of 238 all out at Newcastle City II in Division Four.

But it wasn’t enough, for Newcastle had already set a target of 281, with Omar Ahmed contributing 163, before being trapped LBW by Tom Scott (2-53).

Stocksfield II boosted their league title hopes in Division Four with a one-wicket victory away to Ponteland II.

Christopher Scandle took 4-26 as Ponteland II were restricted to 116, despite opener John Lumb’s 57.

And Scandle’s 35 not out proved crucial as Stocksfield got over the line, finishing on 117-9 from 39.4 overs.

There was a fascinating tie between Kirkley and Seaton Burn II at the top of Division Five North. Michael Nicholson was 55 not out, while Richard Chapman added 35, as Kirkley finished on 209-7. Jim Ellis took 3-32, and John Rook 2-47.

Ellis was 43 not out as Seaton Burn were restricted to the same score, 209-7, from their 40 overs. Robbie Burns took 3-35, and Richard Moon 2-49.

Seaton Burn stay at the top of the league with 375 points, while Kirkley are second with 319 points.

Tynedale II were big winners in Division Five South as they demolished Benwell & Walbottle II.

They restricted their visitors to 86, with two wickets each for Edward Foreman, Matthew Pugh, and Jack Peter.

Paul Scandle was 53 not out, while Jake Robson added 22, as Tynedale II cruised to 88-1.

Third place Riding Mill got the better of Civil Service II in Division Six South, winning by six wickets.

Lance Mallinson took 4-22, Ian Mayfield 3-28, and Liam James 2-5, as visitors Civil Service were all out for 76. Gavin Howdon was 33 not out as the hosts totalled 78-3. In the same division, sixth-placed Kirkley II won by 52 runs away to second bottom Monkseaton II.

They scored 132-7, with David Alexander 44 not out. Home batsman Gary Errington was 26 not out, but Monkseaton II could only muster 80-9. Pradeep Kumar Nair took 3-12, while there were three wickets each for Chris Lumb (2-7), Steven Horner (2-21), and Robert Walker (2-10).

There was a defeat for Corbridge II at home to Blyth II, in Division Six South. The hosts were all out for 146, and were unable to spot the visitors from clocking up 147-6 in reply.