Stuart Mitchie was in magnificent form for Newton Aycliffe against Medolmsley in the Division One game.

Mitchie hit two sixes and 18 boundaries contributing 121 and Stephen Bell added 64, with nine fours, to the Aycliffe total of 276 for four amassed from 45 overs.

Replying, Medolmsley made a reasonable start through Eddie Walls (30) and Milburn (46) before Gary Dixon carried his bat for 59 hitting eight fours. John Williams was the pick of the Newton Aycliffe attack with three for 29 from 9.1 overs.

When their overs expired Medolmsley were 182 for seven and Aycliffe won by a margin of 94 runs.

In contrast runs were scarce when Wearmouth met Hunwick at Carley Hill. Wearmouth totalled only 97 as Fleming returned four for 20 and Nevison, Little and Johnson all took a couple of wickets. Alderson opened the Hunwick reply and was still there when victory was achieved with six wickets in tact having contributed 47 not out.

Champions East Rainton easily had the better of Littletown winning by 113 runs. Faced with the big target of 238 Littletown were pegged to 124 for eight mainly by the bowling of John who claimed four of the wickets for 24 runs. Nelson top performed with the bat for Littletown contributing 36 and towards the end McDonald remained undefeated on 29.

Batting first, East Rainton were indebted to Gordon Steel who batted throughout the innings and finished with 109 not out. Derek Aylesbury gave admiral support with 43.

Washington defeated Plawsworth by 30 runs. Neil Thompson laid the foundations for the Washington total of 168 for eight which included 27 by Peter Lyall and 28 from Raynor while for Plawsworth Dargue took three for 27.

In response, Ian Pratt raised the hopes of Plawsworth scoring 28 but it was Stephen Peel who advanced the score by contributing 53. However, following his dismissal the innings closed on 138 as Wilkie took four for 33 and both Lyall and Garrod picked up two wickets apiece.

Sunderland Hospitals had 24 runs in hand of Coxhoe. Batting first Hospitals ended on 145 mainly as a result of useful contributions down the order by Gary Shaw (20), Fred Sheriff (27), John Surtees (28) and Wayne Shaw (24) while for Coxhoe Newton captured five of the eight wickets to go down for only 44 runs.

The visitors were faced with a target of 146 and ended on 121 which included 37 by Strange. Duncan Forrest had a good deal with the ball for Hospitals taking five for 23.

In Division Two Burnhope raised the massive score of 321 for six from only 45 overs. The runs flowed from Matthew Johnson with 109, John Spark (46no), Omar (40), Stephen Gray (37) and John Morrison (33). Wearmouth in reply managed only 114 all out as Spark followed up his good batting performance by taking five wickets for 38 runs.

North Bitchburn had just five runs to spare following an exciting game with Benwell Hill. Batting first North Bitchburn totalled 131 all out with most of the runs coming from Dunn (30) and Dalton with 36 while for the visitors Kilpatrick claimed three wickets for 46 runs and John Weatherhead took five at a cost of just 17 runs.

When they replied there were useful contributions down the order particularly by Ferguson with an unbeaten 27, Barry Pearson (24) and Dawson (25), but in the end they were restricted to 126 for nine as Dalton captured three wickets for 15 runs.

Kelloe overtook the Whiteleas total of 120 losing just four wickets. McDonnell remained 34 not out after opener Bowery had contributed 31. Three of the four wickets to fall were taken by Baxter for 42 runs.

When they occupied the wicket first Whiteleas realised 120 with Peterson scoring 53 and in the Kelloe attack Pratt and Turnbull both took three wickets.

Belmont defeated Tantobie by three wickets. Faced with a target of 136 they were indebted to Errington for his 38 but 31 extras helped the cause. Brown and Hoggarth shared six wickets for Tantobie who batting first, ended on 135 all out which included a half-century by Down. Noble and Peacock also captured three wickets apiece for Belmont.

After totalling 173 for nine Bearpark dismissed Kibblesworth for 113. Kelly, who went in at number three, top scored with 52 for Bearpark but Ghafoor with 23 and Snook (27) made valuable contributions as Dent claimed four wickets for 45 and Laverick three for 43.

Despite opener Wilson scoring 36 and Middlemass 26, Kibblesworth were well short of their target. Bell, introduced as second change into the Bearpark attack, picked up six wickets for only 31 runs and Summers had three for 11.

Littletown were at home to Washington and won by 87 runs. Their innings produced a healthy 197 with Nixon making 45, Maddox 23, Milne 28 and Russell 39 before Chaplow, batting late in the order, added a valuable 29 towards the end. Fallon was the pick of the Washington bowlers returning five for 45.

When they replied Washington were soon in trouble but Guy gave respectability to the innings when he carried his bat for 58 out of a total of 110 all out. Milne claimed half the wickets for Littletown finishing with the creditable analysis of five for 26.

Plawsworth played their game with East Rainton on Sunday and following a runs feast won by just three runs.

Batting first Plawsworth ended on 204 all out which included 81 by John Prestead and 39 from Karl Pring while for East Rainton Ball had five for 42.

When they responded East Rainton got to within three runs of the Plawsworth total before their last wicket fell to Karl Pring who finished with four for 55. Ball, with 44 and Tommy Hannon (50) both batted well for East Rainton.