In Division 6 South of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League, Matfen 2nd XI remain top of the table - one point ahead of their Ryton counterparts with a game in hand - after a comfortable home win against Gosforth Strikers 1st XI last Saturday.

Ellie Tiffin was Matfen's star bowler for the second week in a row, recording figures of 3-23 from her nine overs as the visitors were restricted to 112-9 from their allotted 40 overs after being put in to bat. In reply, opener Alex Pearse (37 not out) and Toby Pilkington (16 not out) guided the hosts across the line with eight wickets in hand and more than 13 overs in hand.

In Division 4, Stocksfield 2nd XI lost at home to Hexham Leazes 1st XI. Having been reduced to 68-6, the hosts' lower order helped them post a respectable final total of 165 with No.9 M.Tobin top-scorer on 32. Lucas Holmes (54) and 35 extras were the main contributors as the visitors reached their target in 43.5 overs with five wickets in hand.

In Division 3, Allendale won by nine wickets at home to Blyth. Ali Thirlwell (3-22) and Ferdinand Eugene Buzler (3-25) did most of the damage as the visitors were dismissed for a modest 97 in 34.2 overs. In reply, Thirlwell (34 not out) and Charlie Blacker (49 not out) shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 74 as Allendale cruised to victory in only 14.1 overs.

Matfen 1st XI remain top of Division 2 following their latest win by 41 runs at Benwell & Walbottle. Batting first, Matfen opener Ananth Jegadeesh top-scored with 69 in their final total of 162 all out. Having been 121-7 at one stage, the hosts slumped to 121 all out with the bulk of the wickets claimed by Mirza Balal Baig (4-36) and Sadiq Khan (3-32). Corbridge beat Lintz by two runs in a high-scoring thriller at The Stanners. Matthew Percival (69) and Matthew Thompson (62) top-scored for Corbridge in their impressive total of 260-6 before the visitors' innings concluded on 258-9 having been 167-2 at one stage. 

Despite good knocks from Sam Beedle (64) and Luke Doneathy (46), Stocksfield (183 all out) remain one place above the relegation zone after losing by five wickets at Division 1 leaders Swalwell.

In the Premier Division of the North East Premier League, Tynedale's recent winning run came to an end at Burnopfield. Jamie Crichton (32) was the Hexham side's top-scorer as they were dismissed for 129. In reply, Ross Whitfield Jnr (50 not out from 33 balls) guided the hosts home with eight wickets in hand in the 18th over.

In Division 3 at Priors Flat, Tynedale 2nd XI had to settle for a draw against their Burnopfield counterparts with the visitors' last pair of Jess Clarke and Archie Cuthbertson at the crease when the overs ran out. Paul Scandle (101 from 129 balls) and Tom Cant (83 from 83 balls) shared a third wicket stand of 148 before the hosts declared on 281-5 at the end of the 49th over. Burnopfield collapsed from 96-4 to 118-8 before salvaging a draw despite Cant's best efforts (4-8 off 6 overs).

In Division 1 of the O'Neill Richmonds West Tyne Senior Cricket League, Riding Mill's impressive start to the season continued with a comfortable home win against Newton. Kiel Zurawlew (81 from 81 balls) and No.7 Aaditya Bethanabatla (37 not out) were the main contributors in their total of 206-7 from the allotted 40 overs. Andy Jones (30) and Dan Taylor (60) offered early hope for the visitors before they collapsed to 133 all out in the 31st over, with three wickets for Michael Collins, Andy Watson and Rory Young. The victory puts them top of the table, 15pts ahead of 2023 champions Haydon Bridge who have a game in hand.

Belsay remain bottom of the table and the only team without a win after losing by 6 runs in a low-scoring encounter at Humshaugh. Luke Parkinson (21) and 22 extras were the main contributors in Humshaugh's modest total of 95, with Craig Bertram (5-39 off 5.2 overs) enjoying most success with the ball. In reply, the hosts were indebted to Parkinson (4-26 off 8 overs) and Jack Garrett (3-18 off 8 overs) as they recorded a first league win since the opening day of the season.

After losing the toss and being put in to bat, Haltwhistle were dismissed for 63 at Wylam. Jonny Greenwood (3-10 off seven overs) was the pick of the Wylam attack, while Anthony Porter, Henry Rewcastle and Richard Opie all claimed a brace of wickets. Wylam openers Neil Wells (24) and Greenwood (34 not out) helped their side coast to victory with eight wickets in hand in the 19th over.

In Division 2, Lewis Reekie (62 from 55 balls) and Jacob Christer (38) helped Newbrough post a challenging total of 184 all out in their home match against Stocksfield. Francesco Hill (3-31) was the pick of the bowlers, with Alice Sargeant, Oliver Napier and Joseph Beckett all taking two wickets. In reply, No.3 Napier (66 from 83 balls) held the Stocksfield innings together and they were in a good position on 145-5 when he was caught by Will Laidler off the bowling of Reekie before a lower order collapse saw them dismissed for 161 in the 36th over. Reekie capped a man of the match display with figures of 3-20 from his 6 overs, while there was also a brace of wickets for James Forster and Oscar Foot.

The shock midweek result in the 1st Round of the Division 1 KO Cup saw holders Haydon Bridge lose by 3 runs at home to South Northumberland 1864. The quarter-final ties on Wednesday, June 19 (6.00pm) are: Humshaugh v South Northumberland 1864, Wylam v Benwell Hill, Belsay v Newton, Haltwhistle v Riding Mill.