TEENAGE bowling sensation Corey Dover was the toast of Corbridge on Saturday after an emphatic eight-wicket display against Alnmouth & Lesbury II.

The youngster ripped through the North Northumberland side’s batsmen on a blistering afternoon, during which he took 8-25, which included five wickets in just three overs.

Away side Corbridge batted first in the Division Three encounter, and finished on 218-8 from their 50 overs, with Marcus Sewell scoring 53, and Andy Percival 51 not out.

Leading the bowling, Dover struck early to trap Peter Robinson (2) LBW, before bowling Archie Elder (4), while Ian Pearson (0) was caught by Dean Robinson.

Dover was later recalled to the attack, and in just three overs trapped Rich Neil (74) LBW, and claiming the wickets of four more batsmen.

During his career best bowling performance, Dover took eight wickets in nine overs, and was twice on a hat-trick. Corbridge moved to fourth in the league table with one game to go.

In Division One, Tynedale moved to just two points of the top of the league, after a nine-wicket win at home to Ryton.

Tom Cant (4-20), Josh Renton (3-9), and Matthew Scott (3-12) were on top form as Ryton were all out for just 68 runs. In reply, Cant was 33 not out, and Daniel Parker added 20, as the hosts reached 69-1.

It sets up a fascinating trip to sixth-placed Consett on Saturday, the final day of the league season. They will be hoping neighbours Stocksfield can get a positive result against leaders Alnmouth & Lesbury.

In Division Two, Ponteland won by 47 runs at Backworth. Benjamin O’Brien hit 65, and Neil Stanley 49, as the hosts were 237-6 from their 50 overs.

Backworth were 190-9, with Paul Robson scoring 50. O’Brien (4-31) topped an impressive afternoon by taking four wickets.

Division Four leaders Stocksfield II remained on course for the league title with a win by 177 runs at Whitley Bay.

They put on a dominant batting performance, with Ryan Chamberlain (79) and Shaun Sagar (59 not out), and Richard Mannion (53) helping them to 284-8. Whitley Bay’s John Douglas took 4-29.

Despite a good display from openers Mark Harris (30), and Graham ord (44), the North Tynesiders were all out for 107.

The outstanding bowling of Paul Brown (4-39), and a formidable six wicket haul from Alistair Thirlwell (6-24), were key to Whitley Bay’s downfall. Stocksfield II will host second-bottom Whickham II on Saturday, as they seek to wrap up the title.

Allendale defeated Whickham II last weekend, by 46 runs. Skipper Tim Raglan scored 45 as the visitors set a target of 231. John Richardson took 3-31. Ian McIntyre scored 53 for Whickham, who were all out for 185. Liam Pringle took 4-39, while there were two wickets apiece for Josh Lamb and Mohammed Zeeshan Tahir.

In Division Five North, Kirkley won at Cramlington II, by 184 runs. Mark Moody scored 66 for the visitors, as they totalled 229. Cramlington II were all out for just 45, with Kieran Douse taking 5-15, and Luke Johnson 4-16. Tynedale II won by 10 wickets at Ryton II in Division Five South.

Paul Scandle scored 33, and Ben Griffiths 55, while Adam Newton and Mark Clark took three wickets each for Tynedale II, who are second in the league.