The opening weekend of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League saw a mixed bag of results for teams across Tyne Valley.

In Division One, Tynedale were defeated by 16 runs by Percy Main, after the away side had set the hosts a target of 233 to win.

Tynedale could only respond with a score of 216, with captain Thomas Cant being top scorer for the side with a knock of 53.

Fellow Division One side Stocksfield also struggled and were defeated by Morpeth by nine wickets in a low scoring game.

The away side could only manage a score of 98 all out after batting first, with Morpeth only losing one wicket on their way to victory.

In Division Two however, Ponteland did fare better and ended up taking a narrow one wicket victory away at Bates Cottages.

Having been set a target of 133 to win, the away side were helped to victory after a fine 62 from Stuart Taylor.

Division Three saw Allendale captain and bowler Liam Pringle become the star of the show as they defeated Blyth as he took five wickets for just 31 runs.

Corbridge were also victorious on the opening weekend after a large 108-run win away at Whitley Bay.

A 77 from captain Christopher Fowler and a 52 from Andrew Dover had put the away side in a great position on 283/8 at the end of their 45 overs, with the hosts only managing 175 all out in response.

Stocksfield Seconds however couldn’t get the better of Benwell & Walbottle, with the hosts only managing a reply of 71 all out after the away side hit 122 earlier in the day.

Division Four saw Tynedale Seconds travel to Percy Main Seconds, with the away side claiming the win after meeting their 183 target.

Ponteland Seconds also claimed a victory after defeating Clara Vale by five wickets with Parag Chauhan top scoring for the hosts with a score of 41 not out.

In Division Five South, Riding Mill were beaten at home by Cowgate Sports by two wickets after they could only manage a score of 122 all out.

Two more of our teams featured in Division Six South, with both Corbridge’s second XI and Stocksfield Thirds taking victories on the opening day of the season.