Sam Beedle hit 69 from just 49 balls as Stocksfield went on to secure a big 97 run win over Annfield Plain in Division One of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League last weekend.

The side, who now sit ninth in the table after their fourth win of the campaign on Saturday, set a large score of 258/7 which was simply too strong for their opponents.

Batsman Beedle was also joined by the high scoring Dan Wylie – who hit 59 - and Annfield Plain could only manage a response of 161/7 from their 45 overs.

Aaron Rourke took three wickets for Stocksfield, while Ryan Chamberlain helped himself to a pair also.

League frontrunners Tynedale also claimed 30 points on Saturday but would have hoped to take the win in better circumstances after Seaton Burn were forced to concede due to players isolating.

In Division Two, Ponteland moved up to second in the table with a 39 run away at Blue Flames.

Jonathan Appleby scored 60 for the away side, while Ben O’Brien hit 35 as they went on to set a score of 183/5.

Their opponents could only manage 144 all out, with David Waters taking three wickets on the way to the win.

Allendale secured a seven wicket win in Division Three over Alnmouth & Lesbury with Ben Lloyd and Tom Scott both impressing.

The side met their 182 target while only dropping three wickets, while bowler Liam Pringle took four wickets of his own against Allendale’s opponents.

Stocksfield 2nds lost out to big scoring GEMS by 109 runs despite a 49 not out from Ben Archer and a 46 from Andrew Wood, while Corbridge also suffered defeat by six wickets against Berwick.

Tynedale 2nds completed a comfortable nine wicket win over Seaton Burn 2nds in Division Four with the side needing just over nine overs to claim a comfortable win. Ponteland 2nds lost out to Newcastle City by 88 runs.

Riding Mill lost out by just a single run against Annfield Plain 2nds in an extremely tight match in Division Five South which included a 79 for Jonathan Bennett while Corbridge 2nds beat Monkseaton by 22 runs in Division Six South.

Stocksfield 3rds lost out by three wickets to Bates Cottages 2nds.