BACK to back wins for Hexham Leazes sees them sit atop the West Tyne League Division One table.

Travelling to Matfen on Saturday, the visitors reduced the hosts to 67 all out in 26.3 overs.

Mark Armstrong starred with the ball and helped the side put an early foothold in the game with his 3-12 off 6.3 overs including four maidens.

Three wickets were also taken by Lucas Holmes who stifled the Matfen top and middle order.

In reply, Holmes top scored with the bat as his 29 not out steered the side to victory. An impressive 3-16 off five overs was a positive for Matfen despite defeat.

Belsay also added a second win to their season scorecard, defeating Benwell Hill by two wickets in an evenly matched contest.

A 52 from David Ladd and Rohaan Atif (51) set the tone for the away side toward a strong score of 184-7 in 35 overs.

Despite Benwell's free-scoring time at the crease, Belsay's Richard Mill's starred with the ball by taking 4-31 off seven overs.

A solid team response was in order as Belsay tracked down 185, but any hopes of a strong start were dashed as openers Johnson (7) and Bertram (6) were sent back to the pavilion.

The home side's resolute middle order delivered the goods, though, and scored vital runs to edge towards the target. Hedley's 47 was vitally needed to see the home side over the line.

Haydon Bridge celebrated success with their firsyt win of the season after defeating Newton by 67 runs.

Robert Gibson starred with the bat to score 57 while an assured 47 from opener Kendrew provided the perfect springboard for the side to build on.

The Bridge made short work of Newton in their reply as Tom Waugh's exquisite bowling secured five wickets for six runs inside seven overs including four maidens.

Stamfordham's Nick Schofield emerged from the weekend as one of the highest run scorers in the North-East as his 106 not out included 12 fours and five sixes.

Schofield's unstoppable score contributed to the away side's final score of 203-7 with Matfen on able to reach 142-8 in reply.