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Phili are the winners on a wet weekend
Thirteen matches, 13 draws - that was how the rain-hit programme looked on Saturday, and there was no change in the leading placings as both Esh Winning and Burnmoor each squeezed nine points from their respective games.
Philadelphia were the biggest gainers, their 16-point haul from the Bunker Hill stalemate with Langley Park the best return of the day, and it lifted them one place to sixth.
Phili rattled up 234-3 inside 36 overs before declaring, the feature of the innings being a second-wicket partnership of 128 between Anthony Hornby and Lee Innes.
The latter was out for 68 from 55 balls, but Hornby went on to make 113 not out, his brilliant knock including 20 boundaries from only 114 balls.
Langley Park were then hanging on at the end, their 109-8 coming from 26 overs in a match where 100 minutes were lost to rain.
Gareth Brixton top scored with 37 for Park as Peter Greenwell was the most successful home bowler with 3-16.
It was hard to know whether Esh Winning were happy to see the rain or not. Old rivals Kimblesworth posted a 50-over target of 185-9, which looked as though it might take some getting, but the interval shower extended into a prolonged evening downpour and that was as far as the game went.
Michael Fishwick (54) and Stephen Meek (43) gave Kimblesworth a real foothold, even though Paul Chivers (3-47) and Jalat Khan (3-33) had turned in fine spells, and Esh were happy enough with the outcome when they learned that Burnmoor had taken the same number of points from their home game against Hylton after declaring on 183-4 and then seeing their attacking intentions thwarted by the rain.
The story was the same for the teams hanging on to the top two's coat tails, with third-placed Tudhoe restricted to eight points after Ray McRae (81) and Sunzow Brahma (51) put Whiteleas (181-7) into a strong position before Shawn Findlay (5-14) slowed their progress, and fourth-placed Castle Eden also took eight points after reducing Shildon to 85-6 in 19.3 overs.
Ushaw Moor and Durham crept closer to a top-14 placing, City making up the most ground as they took 15 points from their home game against Peterlee as opposed to the Moor's nine against Seaham Park. Only six points now separate the duo and Hylton in 14th.
Nick Maiolo dominated the game at Durham, smashing 102 as the home team rattled up 245-5 against Peterlee, and then he took three wickets as the visitors ended on 82-6 after skipper Andrew Laidler (24no) held his team together to defy Durham's victory bid.
Ushaw Moor's batsmen shared the runs around in a 50-over offering of 232-7, with five contributing more than 30 against Seaham.
Murton came the closest to success in their game at Silksworth after motoring to 181-6 in 40 overs, Davey Hanson topscoring with 65.
Alex Ludlow then had the hosts in full retreat after taking 5-34, but the rain came to the rescue with the Silks on 55-8 after 24.3 overs.
Boldon CA were also feeling pretty good about themselves after racing to 145-2 in pursuit of Evenwood's declared offering of 200-7. Raja Raizman hit 62 from 69 balls to encourage the hosts to challenge Boldon to a chase, but with Andrew Brown (59no) and Lee Jackson (48) in attacking mode, CA looked well capable of meeting that challenge.