LOCAL bragging rights belonged to Tynedale II when they welcomed Tyne Valley rivals Stocksfield II to Hexham in Division Six.

By removing their rivals for just 83 runs, Tynedale breezed their way to a thumping nine wicket victory. Dan Toward starred with the ball by taking 4-18, with James Percival (2-23) and Nathan Byerley (2-22) also weighing in with wickets. Stocksfield’s order struggled for runs throughout with only Benjamin Wraith (16), Ben Ridley (25) and Ben Brown (11) managing to get past single figures.

After Ben Griffiths retired on 19 and Craig Barber was caught and bowled by Perry Hall for two, it was easy pickings for Paul Scandle (29) and Byerley (27) as they reached their target midway through the 18th over.

Allendale weren’t able to prevent leaders Kirkley from taking the points as their total of 160 proved achievable for the hosts. Electing to bat first, Michael Watts hit an unbeaten 52 and there were good contributions from Elliott Jones (34) and Tom Scott (27), but the rest of the order failed to assist further. Geoff Sparke (2-33) and Liam Pringle (2-16) claimed wickets for Allendale but Kirkley found the required runs with four wickets spare.

For the second time this season, Mark Jacobs made his century as Division Seven side Stocksfield III defeated Ryton II by 88 runs. Stocksfield made 222 as Matthew Tobin (32), Peter Walker (30) and Ayden Knott (27no) assisted century maker Jacobs (114). Ryton were all out for 134, with Alice Sargeant taking two wickets.

Riding Mill restricted Gateshead Ethnic Minorities II to 111 runs with Ben Sherrard-Smith (2-30), Kiel Zurawlew (3-15), Andy Watson (2-27) and Liam James (2-10) among the wickets. Mill knocked the total off with seven wickets in hand, Iain Longstaff top scoring on 24 not out.

The going was tough for Corbridge II as they were thumped by nine wickets by Consett II. Corbridge made 112-6 with Simon Walker (21), David Smurthwaite (38) and Alfie Clouston (25) moving the score on, but Consett’s openers Jamie Bradley (42) and Andrew Ray (51no) inflicted the damage, Clouston with Corbridge’s only wicket.