Billingham Synthonia celebrated winning the championship and promotion to the Premier Division when they met their only challengers Marton on the last day of the season.

But their rivals were bitterly disappointed since there were still 13 overs of their innings to bowl when the match was abandoned because of rain.

Synners went into the crucial game 12 points ahead of Marton but when they batted first, they laboured through 50 overs for the modest total of 147-8 which included a half century by John Manners.

Dean Kirby bowled a lengthy 17 overs in the Marton attack taking 3-59 before the visitors reached 121-4 from 37 overs. Chris Lane (39) and Mark Foster (31) raised hopes of victory and the title but with only 27 runs needed and six wickets intact, the rain and Billingham were the winners.

Guisborough did not quite emulate their seniors but are the top reserve side in the division. They completed another hugely successful campaign with a good performance against Normanby Hall at Fountains Garth.

Rob Hornbrook, Chris Trillo and 14-year old Chris Allinson all contributed half centuries to a total of 240-5 with four of the wickets falling to Geoff Robinson for 66 runs in 16 overs.

Rashid's 33 was valuable for the Hall but with their total on 99-7 from 38 overs, rain caused the abandonment.