Tynedale couldn’t get the better of leaders Newcastle City in Division One of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket last weekend.

The division front runners were too strong for the home side, although James Rainford did score 79 after the side elected to bat first.

Tynedale set their opposition a score of 196 to win following their 45 overs, but the travelling team managed to chase down their run target while only losing five wickets.

Stocksfield also struggled in Division One last weekend and lost out to Leadgate by three wickets.

Captain Steven Henderson top scored with 66 and opener Chris Patterson also scored 48 on their way to scoring 178 all out, but Leadgate were able to meet their run target and ended the game 179/7.

In Division Two, Ponteland remain out in front after a three wicket victory over Cowgate Sports.

The league leaders had been set 169 to win the match and saw Jonathan Appleby’s 79 inspire them to the win on Saturday. Ian Smart also starred for Ponteland with the ball and took seven wickets as they went on to claim another victory.

Stocksfield 2nds got the better of Allendale in Division Three as Perry Hall hit 51 to help them cruise to a eight wicket win.

Alistair Thirlwell took five of the wickets for Stocksfield as they bowled the home side out for 105, they ended

the game with a score of 107/2.

Corbridge claimed an 83 run win over GEMS with Mark Rowell top scoring with 51.

Division Four saw Tynedale 2nds lose out to Newcastle City 2nds by three wickets, while Ponteland 2nds beat Kirkley by 99 runs. Riding Mill won by five wickets against Leadgate 2nds in Division Five, with Matthew Maplesden starring with a five wicket haul.

Division Six South saw Stocksfield 3rds beat Kirkley 2nds by six wickets, while Corbridge lost out to Lions by five wickets.