Haydon Bridge rounded off their Division One campaign in style with a fifth win in a row against Wylam to finish second behind Stamfordham in the final standings.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Wylam's bowlers had a tough afternoon as the in-form hosts posted a challenging total of 188/6 in 40 overs. The main contributions came from Ian Watson (76) and Neil Kendrew (49). Wylam were soon struggling in reply with most resistance from Rob Howarth (30 not out) and Chris Japes (18) before being all out for 82 in 32.4 overs. Tom Waugh finished with 4-20, while Jeremy Taylor and Dale Leadbitter shared five wickets in a comprehensive success by 106 runs.

Stamfordham suffered a surprise home defeat against South Northumberland. After deciding to bat first, openers Greig Taylor and Ian Donkin were both out for a duck before Nick Schofield (31), Andy McGrath (21) and Craig Johnston (40) helped them recover to 140/7 before the last three wickets fell with no further addition to the score. Alan Roskilly and Gregor Pearce both took three wickets for the visitors.

South Northumberland were in trouble at 13/2 but a third wicket stand of 78 between Kush Agarwal (42) and Tristan Mears-White, who finished on 66 not out, got them back on track and the target was eventually reached in the 35th over with five wickets in hand. Nick and Jack Schofield shared four of the wickets to fall.

After being asked to bat first by Haltwhistle, Hexham Leazes were bowled out for 144 in 34.4 overs. Dan Toward (41) was top-scorer, followed by Ben Thompson (28) and 21 extras. The experienced Richard Byerley and son, Nathan starred with the ball for Haltwhistle, each taking three wickets. In addition, Nathan took two catches and ran out Ben Teasdale.

In reply, Haltwhistle's openers were removed cheaply by Teasdale but Nathan Byerley (74 not out) and the evergreen Michael Parker (37 not out) shared an unbroken third wicket stand to see the visitors home in the 38th over.

Following defeats at Hexham Leazes and Wylam earlier in the month, Humshaugh got back to winning ways in their home match against Mitford. Scoring at a rate of three runs per over from the start, the hosts were indebted to Hedley Renton (42), Andy Crawford (32) and Rob Forster (21) as they slipped from 109/5 in the 30th over to 133 all out. Juhu Joseph took 5-19 in 6.4 overs, his best figures of the season.

Mitford were on target at 48/2 after 16 overs before the Humshaugh bowlers took charge as six wickets fell in the next eight overs to leave the visitors on 67/8, with Stephen Thompson taking two wickets in both the 22nd and 24th overs. Chris Kirtley (34) and Jordan Mallaburn (29) were the only players to reach double figures with the latter helping to put on 34 for the ninth wicket before they were all out for 102 in the 32nd over.

Carlisle schoolteacher, Stephen Thompson picked up 5-25 from his eight overs to finish as Humshaugh's leading wicket-taker for the fifth year in a row – a new record in the club's long history. There were also two wickets for youngster Ted Fletcher and Will Forster.

Newton (173/9) beat Belsay (148 all out) by 31 runs to finish in eighth place in the table, while the other scheduled Division One match between Matfen and Benwell Hill was postponed.

Division Two Champions, Haltwhistle signed off in style with a 14th win in 18 matches when beating Hexham Leazes by 111 runs. After electing to bat first, Chris Smith (52), Ben Hampshire (32) and a valuable 33 from No.10 Andy Wrightson saw them bowled out for 185 in 31.1 overs, with David King-Lewis taking 3-18.

Hexham Leazes were always struggling after losing two of their first three batsmen for a duck. Most resistance came from Greg McConnell (20) and Paul Hunter (13) before eventually being all out for 74 in the 33rd over. Apart from wicket-keeper Ben Hampshire, the other 10 Haltwhistle players all bowled at least two overs with seven of them picking up wickets, including Cameron Snowdon (3) and Chris Smith (2).

Haltwhistle's second team completed a great weekend by winning the WTL T20 Final at Stocksfield on Sunday. They restricted Clara Vale to 141/6 in 20 overs before reaching their target with five wickets in hand.

Back in Division Two on Saturday, Allendale lost by five wickets in a low scoring encounter at Stocksfield. Phil Sheldon (16), John Welch (25) and Liam Pringle (31) were the only visiting players in double figures as they were bowled out for 95 in just 23.1 overs, with James Agar and Ben Ridley both taking three wickets.

In reply, Stocksfield were 20/4 at one stage but an unbeaten 28 from opener Andrew Cope along with 23 from James Agar and 20 not out from Andrew Newton saw them across the line with 11 overs to spare.

Clara Vale posted an impressive 176 all out in their home game against Medomsley. Naveed Iqbal top-scored with 64, while Avtar Dhillon (43) and Muhammed Ashraf (28) were also in good form. All seven bowlers used by the visitors took wickets, including John Tyrie (3) and Jordan Bell (2),

Medomsley looked set for victory on 128/4 with plenty of overs in hand following great batting from Jordan Bell (53) and Dan Johnson (50) before collapsing to 150 all out in the 35th over. Avtar Dhillon took 3-18 runs from five overs, while Iain Muggeridge and Manav Seth both picked up two wickets.

In the other scheduled game, Humshaugh seconds conceded to Mitford seconds.

Saturday, September 25 Fixture

Div Two: Clara Vale v Humshaugh