Ian Donkin hit 120 not out for league leaders Stamfordham in Division One of the West Tyne Cricket League as they went on to cruise to victory against bottom side Belsay.

Stamfordham remain out in front after they set a large score of 306/5 from their 45 overs on Saturday afternoon, with Donkin's performance being backed up by fellow batsman Delon Lott who also scored 90 on their way to the big win.

The division pace setters continued their fine start to the season after Belsay could only manage a response of just 82/8 from their allocated 35 overs.

Donkin also impressed with the ball following his batting heroics earlier in the match and two took of his side's wickets on their way to the win.

Nick Schofield and Richie Gledson also both took two wickets apiece and they ended up comfortably winning by 224 runs.

Elsewhere, Humshaugh kept up their pressure on the league leaders after defeating Wylam by 44 runs.

After earlier scoring 114 all out which included a 38 from Hedley Renton, Wylam couldn't match their opponents and only managed a reply of 70 all out.

Ed Crawford put in a fine performance with the ball for Humshaugh and ended up taking four wickets for just 12 runs.

Both Will Forster and Luke Parkinson also played well with the ball and each took a pair of wickets.

Mitford, who had gone into the weekend in second place in Division One, lost out to Newton by 61 runs.

Matthew Scattergood was the star of the match, with the Newton batsman firstly hitting 68 not out as his side set their opponents 135 to win on Saturday.

The score couldn't however be matched by Mitford, with the league front runners only managing a response of 73 all out with Scattergood again starring.

This time with the ball, he ended up taking four of the side's wickets for 14 runs and his performance inspired his team to victory.

Haltwhistle travelled to Matfen and walked away with a four wicket win, while Haydon Bridge secured a solid 85 run win over Hexham Leazes with Dale Leadbitter scoring with 49.

South Northumberland's match against Belsay didn't go ahead on Saturday with the match being cancelled as a result.

This weekend in Division One, two of the league's frontrunners are set to face off as Mitford welcome Humshaugh.

Three other Division One fixtures are set to take place also, with Haltwhistle hosting Hexham Leazes, Newton playing Belsay and Wylam taking on Haydon Bridge.

Benwell Hill are then set to play Matfen on Sunday afternoon.

With many of the matches called off in Division Two last weekend due to the weather, two games were however able to take place.

Riding Mill, who headed into their match against frontrunning rivals Haltwhistle 2nds in third place, came out on top by five wickets.

After winning the toss and electing to field first, the away side managed to bowl Haltwhistle out for 75 all out including three wickets apiece for both Brian and Andy Watson.

Mark Terry and Tim Willis also took two wickets each, before Rob Willis top scored with 29 as they chased down their run target to walk away with the victory.

The only other game to take place saw Clara Vale 2nds take a large 10 wicket win over Wark.

The travelling side had earlier managed to bowl out their opponents for just 59 with Johnny and Isaac Lee as well as Craig Oakes all taking three wickets each.

The side ended up comfortably taking the win, with opener Manav Seth scoring 38 for his side.

This weekend is set to see Mitford 2nds travel to Humshaugh 2nds and Riding Mill host Wark.

Medomsley play Clara Vale, Hexham Leazes 2nds host Haltwhistle 2nds while Allendale 2nds play Stocksfield 4ths.