Tynedale Cricket Club's poor run of form in the Premier Division of the North East Premier League continued on Saturday with a fourth defeat in a row at home to Chester-Le-Street.

After losing the toss and being put in to bat, solid batting down the order from Jacob McCann (59), John Coxon (21), James Thompson (38) and No.9 Ash Thorpe (23 not out) helped the visitors to 212 all out, with the pick of the Tynedale bowlers being Tom Cant (4-24) and Aaron Rourke (3-54).

In reply, the hosts slumped to 21-3 before Joe Barber (39) and Euan Stephenson (45) offered spirited resistance. They were eventually dismissed for 143 with most of the damage done by Quentin Hughes (4-22 off 15 overs) and Mark Watson (3-32).

In Division One of the O'Neill Richmonds West Tyne Senior Cricket League, leaders Riding Mill remain eight points ahead of 2023 champions Haydon Bridge after both of them recorded home wins on Saturday. Riding Mill recovered from 66-5 to reach 157 all out against 2022 champions Humshaugh, with Michael Thompson (61) top-scorer.

The pick of the bowlers were Jack Garrett (4-19 off 8 overs) and Finn Garrett-Jowsey (3-37 off 8 overs). In reply, the visitors were dismissed for only 50 in 14.5 overs with the wickets claimed by Rory Young (7-21) and Michael Collins (2-23).

After losing the toss and being put in to bat by Haydon Bridge, Callum Snowdon (42) top-scored for visitors Haltwhistle in their total of 132 all out with Liam Stephenson and Michael Cunningham both taking three wickets.

Jamie Taylor (40) top-scored for the hosts who didn't have things all their own way before eventually getting across the line with three overs to spare and two wickets in hand.

South Northumberland 1864 opener Jacob McCord (102 not out from 109 balls) guided his side to victory by five wickets with seven overs to spare against Newton, while Wylam won by eight wickets at home to Belsay after dismissing the visitors for 75 with Henry Rewcastle (5-13) their star bowler.

In Division Two, Newbrough won by 249 runs at home to Stocksfield. Bertie Spence (134 from 80 balls), James Gibbons (57) and Martin Forster (78 not out from 39 balls) were the main contributors in their mammoth total of 370-6 before Poppi Forster (3-29) and Sam Foot (3-17) helped to dismiss the visitors for 121 in the 24th over.

The midweek action focused on the semi-finals of the Division Two KO Cup and resulted in wins for Haltwhistle and Wylam. Haltwhistle won by ten wickets at home to Stocksfield (72 all out), while Wylam (171-2) won by 10 runs at home to Newbrough. Mark Wilson (83) starred with the bat for Wylam, while Lewis Reekie (59) and Bertie Spence (56) had given the visitors hope by putting on 127 for the third wicket.

In Division One of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League, Stocksfield enjoyed their best win of the season at home to promotion-chasing Newcastle City. Luke Doneathy was in great form with the bat for the second week in a row, following up his knock of 124 against Ponteland with an identical score as his side reached their target of 237 in the 47th over with six wickets in hand. 

In Division Two, Matfen's lead at the top has been reduced to a single point after they lost by six wickets at home to nearest rivals Backworth.

In Division Three, Allendale's decision to put Berwick in to bat didn't go to plan as the visitors proceeded to post a huge total of 316-4, with Dominic Donaldson (140 from 108 balls) and James Patterson (63 not out) adding 153 for the third wicket. Last week's century-maker Charlie Blacker (31) top-scored for Allendale who were all out for 146, with most of the damage done by former Humshaugh bowler Stephen Thompson (2-18) and Toby Warner (4-10).

In Division Four, a man-of-the-match performance from Ross Davies (3-26 and 44 not out) steered Hexham Leazes to victory at Kirkley by three wickets with nine overs to spare.

In Division Six South, leaders Matfen 2nd XI remain six points ahead of nearest rivals Ryton with a game in hand following their latest win against Stocksfield 3rd XI. Fenwick Norton (59) top-scored for Stocksfield who collapsed from 132-4 to 141 all out, with most of the damage done by Toby Pilkington (5-21 off 8.4 overs). In reply, Danny Gilchrist (65 not out) and Rob Hooker (41 not out) shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 114 as Matfen reached their target with three overs to spare.

James Young (110) starred with the bat for Ryton 2nd XI who posted a challenging total of 238 all out at Hexham Leazes. In reply, the hosts' captain Matthew Barrick scored his 1000th career run for the club but couldn't celebrate a victory as their innings closed on 181-9.

Corbridge 2nd XI consolidated third place in the table with a comfortable home win by 69 runs against their Civil Service counterparts. Matthew Thompson (40) top-scored for the hosts in their total of 149-7, before Finlay Burrows (4-28) and Chris Jowsey (5-16) helped to dismiss the visitors for 80.