After all but one game was called off due to the wet weather the week previously in the West Tyne Cricket League, last weekend saw sides return to action.

In Division One, early league leaders Humshaugh - who were able to play a match against Benwell Hill 3rds on Sunday - couldn’t continue their winning start to the season after losing to South Northumberland by 51 runs.

The home side, who had been set 171 to win by the visiting team, could only reply with a score of 119 all out with Robert Forster top scoring with 40.

Stamfordham - who now lead the league by a single point over Mitford - recorded a big win over Hexham Leazes by 135 runs with Benn Horncastle hitting a knock of 79 on Saturday afternoon.

After opting to bat first, the visitors hit 270/9 from their 40 overs and Hexham could only respond with a reply of 135 all out.

The aforementioned Mitford meanwhile cruised to a comfortable eight wicket win over Belsay after taking just 10.4 overs to meet their target of 45.

Bowler Patrick Ford-Hutchinson was the star of the show as he took six wickets for just seven runs in the match on Saturday afternoon.

Also in Division One, Newton defeated Matfen by four wickets while Wylam chased down their target of 44 that had been earlier set by Haltwhistle to take the victory.

Only three games were played in Division Two at the weekend, but leaders Haltwhistle 2nds completed a fine victory against Stocksfield 4ths by seven wickets.

Haltwhistle, who were helped to the win by a 71 from batsman Chris Smith, now have a 14 point advantage over nearest rivals Mitford 2nds in the Division Two table.

A low scoring game took place at Medomsley as they took a huge 10 wicket win over Hexham Leazes 2nds, with Mark Jameson taking four of the wickets for the home side.

After the Leazes scored just 30 all out, it took the hosts just six overs to meet their run target.

On Sunday, Mitford 2nds got the better of their sister 3rds side by eight wickets, with Tom Mckenna top scoring for the 2nd XI with a score of 63.