TYNEDALE broke the 400-point barrier in Division One with an emphatic victory over basement side Lintz.

The Hexham-based club sit third in the league table, just 11 points behind leaders Lanchester, and two behind second placed Alnmouth & Lesbury.

Home side Lintz took the game to Tynedale. They set a target of 177, with Nathan Clennell notching up 60 runs, Johnny Forster 32, Chris Jones 34, and Ryan McVittie 30 not out.

But they were stopped in their tracks by David Newton’s superb six-wicket haul (6-49), while Matthew Scott took 2-18.

Tynedale were ruthless in reply. Skipper Tom Cant was 90 not out from 106 balls, scoring 14 boundaries. He was backed up by fellow opener Sam Peter (33), and James Rainford, who was 37 not out, as the visitors cruised to 182-2.

Tynedale will welcome third-bottom Ryton to Prior’s Flat on Saturday, as they aim to make further in-roads on the league leaders. Lanchester are away to Swalwell.

It was a disappointing day for Stocksfield’s first XI in Division One as they lost by six wickets at home to Annfield Plain.

Andrew Wood was 27 not out as the hosts were restricted to 121-9 from their 50 overs. Visiting bowlers Saqib Khan (3-17) and Sam Blake (3-21) took three wickets apiece. Shane Oliver took 2-28.

Rea Mokgoro hit 41 before he was caught by Sam Beedle. David Baxter added 40, as Annfield Plain reached 124-4. Chris Patterson took 2-15.

It was a much better day for Stocksfield’s second string, who clinched promotion to Division Three with an 82-run away win at Allendale. Shaun Sagar top scored with 50 for Stocksfield II as they finished on 177. They might have scored more had it not been for the form of Allendale’s bowlers. Liam Pringle took an outstanding six-wicket haul (6-36), while Mohammed Zeeshan Tahir and Geoff Sparke helped themselves to a pair of wickets each.

John Welch top scored with 31 for Allendale, who scored 95 runs from 23 overs. There were three wickets each for Ryan Chamberlain, James Doneathy and Alistair Thirlwell.

In Division Two, Ponteland lost by 21 runs at Alnwick. They bowled the North Northumberland side out for 106, with Benjamin O’Brien taking 3-23, and two each for Ashley Parker and David Waters.

Ponteland could only manage 95 in reply. Gareth Bateman, Jonathan Roxburgh and David Wright took three wickets each.

There was an impressive five-wicket haul for Corbridge teenager Corey Dover in his side’s 85-run win over GEMS.

The youngster, along with Fin Garrett-Jowsey (3-34) and Connor Garrett-Jowsey (1-7), restricted GEMS to just 67-9.

It came after Corbridge had set a target of 152, with 49 runs for Nathan Shoesmith. Dean Robinson was 16 not out.

Ponteland II were emphatic nine-wicket winners over Civil Service in Division Four. The visitors were bowled out for 92, with Vinoth Kumar Jeyachandran scoring 36.

John Gardner took 3-20, while there were two wickets apiece for Johnny Mole and John Lumb.

In reply, Lumb and Parag Chauhan were 36 and 17 not out respectively, as Ponteland II finished on 95-1. Jai Punia scored 33 before he was bowled by Jeyachandran.

In Division Five North, Kirkley won by 91 runs at home to Alnwick II. Chris Farrelly top scored with 40 before he was run out by Michael Kirkup. He and Mark Humphreys took three wickets each.

Alnwick II were all out for 66, with Kieran Douse taking 3-6.

Nathan Byerley was 72 not out as Tynedale II won by 95 runs at home to Lintz II in Division Five South.

The hosts were 242-4 from their 40 overs, with Matthew Percival adding 65. The visitors were all out for 147. Michael Edmunds top scored with 39. James Percival and George Cook both took three wickets.

In Division Six South, Kiel Zurawlew scored 66 as Riding Mill defeated Bomarsund II by four wickets.

Weather permitting, this Saturday is set to be another crucial day at the business end of the season.