AN unbroken century partnership between Dan Parker and Callan McCabe maintained Tynedale’s winning momentum.

The pair came together with their side on 47-3, chasing the 152 target set by visitors Lintz.

But both scored impressed half centuries in overrunning the County Durham side by seven wickets.

Their fourth wicket stand of 108 included some magnificent driving, straight and through the covers..

Victory was set up earlier in the day as David Newton (3-27) and Tom Cant (4-27) swept away the Lintz batting order, backed up by McCabe (2-29) and Sam Peter (1-25).

Only Kieron Gohery (48), in at number three, offered resistance. Batting for 165 minutes, his innings was as unforgiving as the baked Prior’s Flat outfield.

The result keeps Tynedale in fourth postion, just a couple of points behind Ashington and makes it three wins out of three for the team going into next week’s match at Ryton, ahead of July’s other crunch games against Swalwell, Lanchester and top team Shotley Bridge.

Johnny Foster and Joe Bainbridge opened up for Lintz. Foster was first to go, offering no shot against a ball from David Newton which jagged back and bowled him.

Newton saw off the other opener soon afterwards, trapping him leg before.

Gohery and Jordan Clennell (14) added 31 for third wicket before Olly Fletcher, in the absence of Jamie Crichton, took a catch behind the stumps to remove the latter off the bowling of McCabe.

Fletcher took a second catch with the Lintz score on 62 to remove Christie (8) to give Cant his first wicket.

At 78, Cant took his second when he fired in a full ball to get rid of Nathan Clennell (16), before Newton roared back to scoop up a low return catch to send Matthew Wilson (8) back to clubhouse for the sixth wicket at 98.

Sam Peter broke the Newton/Cant domination, but only for a moment, when he bowled Joseph Metcalf (6) at 104.

Cant was soon back in action, getting a ball through the defences of Nick Young (7) for the eighth wicket, then finally breaking the defence of the obstinate Gohery, the stayer given out lbw at 151.

McCabe finished Lintz off when he removed Michael Edmunds (7) at the same score with last man Gregor Rowe remaining not out.

In reply, left arm seam bowler Nick Young (3-35) kept his side in contention, by removing Fletcher (2) and Cant (10), the former bowled at three, and surprising the latter by getting a ball to jump from a fuller length, the Tyne captain popping a catchto gully, which left Tynedale at 14 for 2.

Young, who bowled his 12 overs in one go, had cause for mild despair in the ninth over when new bat Parker gave a chance in the slips, but got just reward when trapping Sam Mannion (31).

Parker and McCabe then set about establishing themselves, matching each other run for run.

Parker’s first half century of the season came off 85 balls with eight fours.

McCabe’s fourth half century of the season was made from 65 balls, with nine boundaries.

l Ben Griffiths (66) led the charge as Tynedale II’s won by three wickets against Lintz.

The win keeps the team in contention for the promotion spot from Division 5 South.

l Controversy surrounds the planned Division Three fixture between GEMS and Corbridge on Saturday.

The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled after visitors Corbridge refused to take to the field, claiming the Chopwell pitch was too dangerous.

Provisionally, both teams have been awarded eight points each for a draw.

However, the matter will now be the subject of an investigation by league officials who will deliver their verdict on the match once they have studied the umpires’ report.

l In Division One, Stocksfield suffered another defeat, this time at Alnmouth & Lesbury. Despite some early scares, the visitors eased past Stocksfield’s total of 117 with seven wickets to spare.