Great Ayton are champions of the Division One of the Darlington Building Society NYSD Premier League after only two games went ahead on the final day of the season.

Predictably, their match at Guisborough and Wolviston's fixture with Middlesbrough at Acklam Park were the two which survived the rain but in both cases, the weather finally intervened.

Great Ayton, who started the day just one point ahead of Wolviston, celebrated when they took 12 points from their abandoned match and their rivals managed just nine.

Ayton, who could have batted 46 overs, declared following 44 with 182-7 on the board. John Doyle Junior hit a six and six fours in 68 not out and Glen Mudd contributed 49 with nine boundaries, the pair adding 54 for the third wicket.

Steve Donlon had a very good final day with the ball for the home side, sending down 20 overs in taking five wickets for only 62 runs.

Guisborough were 55-4 after 14 overs when the weather closed in. Three of the wickets were taken by ex-Fountains Garth player Colin Murray for 24 runs in seven overs.

Wolviston, who end runners-up, were 42-2 from only 11 overs replying to the Middlesbrough total of 104-6 compiled from the restricted maximum 38 overs.

George Sayers sent down 19 overs in the visitors' attack claiming 3-61 and Mark O'Neill took two wickets for seven runs from an economical seven-overs spell.

Whickham and Benwell and Walbottle are promoted from Division A2 of the Foster's Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League with Ryton and Backworth going in the opposite direction.

Whickham visited third-top Morpeth and were 96-6 before the game had to be abandoned. There was still time for Michael Brundle to complete 1000 runs in his first season in the League.

Ponteland totalled 134-2 at home to Benwell and Walbottle who return to the top flight as runners-up to Whickham.