Heighington enjoy a six point lead at the top of the table at the halfway stage. They recorded their ninth win in 11 attempts defeating Ingleton by seven wickets when the home side were restricted to 150 for seven which included 37 by Laundy.

Howard returned three for 26 and Boocock three for 28 for Heighington who lost just three wickets as Riley contributed 38, Beamson 45 and Smith 33 not out.

Rockcliffe Park are second and they had a 27 runs success at Barningham. Batting first Rockcliffe Park raised 195 for eight which included 64 by Fiddel and 47 from Barlow. Replying, Barningham were all out for 168 with Lowes scoring 100 of his sides runs. Garbutt, with four for 71, Howles (3-52) and Barlow (3-37) shared the wickets for Rockcliffe Park.

Eryholme were dismissed for just 65 in 22 overs when they hosted Barton. Colin Harker top scored with 22 but most of the time the batsmen were well contained by Raymond Headon who with nine overs claimed five wickets for only 37 runs. James Frankland gave good support and his four overs yielded three for nine.

Replying, Barton reached the modest target in 17 overs for just two wickets as David McAfee finished undefeated on 37, with a six and seven boundaries as Pheasant added 26.

Raby Castle realised 202 for two before reducing Whitton-le-Wear to 58 all out. Mark Poole was in magnificent form with the bat for Raby Castle hitting 17 boundaries and seven sixes in 145 not out. Replying Witton-le-Wear struggled against Mick Jones, who in 11 overs claimed five for 18 runs and Neil Cavanagh, with three for 32 from ten overs. Raby Castle finished winners by 144 runs.

Middleton St George won by six wickets at Spennymoor where the home side were pegged to 109 for five by the bowling of McKenna, who took two for 43, Jameson (1-23) and Gregg (2-27).

Responding, Middleton St George won losing four wickets and they were indebted to openers Rogers (26) and Bainbridge (31) before Snowdon added a useful 21. All four wickets to fall were taken by Colin Wood for 57 runs.

Albrough St John made a healthy total of 170 but still lost by three wickets to Cockerton. Mathias (63) and Hoyle (45) top performed for Aldbrough and in the home attack Warr took four for 13 runs and Leafe two for 43.

When they replied Cockerton lost three early wickets before Black (37) and Lethbridge (59no) formed a productive partnership for the fourth wicket which was the basis of their side's victory. Mathias captured five of the seven wickets to go down for 45 runs.

Haughton lead Trimdon CCA by four points in Division B after they defeated their rivals by eight wickets. Batting first, Trimdon reached 125 for seven which included 36 by Hodgson and for Haughton, Gill returned three for 30 and Wilkinson two for 16.

In reply, the leaders won losing two wickets as Vipond (36), McGuire (28) and Wilkinson with an unbeaten 38, all struck form.

Cliffe are joint second with Trimdon CCA following their two wickets success at home to Middleton in Teesdale who were restricted to 121 for eight mainly by the bowling of Carrick, with four for 23 and Kerry (3-30). Opening batsmen Coatsworth (44), and Nigel Watson whose 48 included six boundaries, scored most of the runs for Middleton in Teesdale and when Cliffe replied they were indebted to Peter Hipkiss for his undefeated innings of 32 which included four boundaries. Knights contributed 25 and Bowes 20 as victory was achieved in 34.4 overs despite Nigel Watson taking six wickets for just 30 runs in 9.4 overs for Middleton in Teesdale.

An unbeaten century by Wilkinson who ended with 108 was the feature of the Middleton Tyas innings which produced a total of 184 for four at Dales who were 171 for eight when time was up.

Winter put Dales in with a chance when he scored 83 but when Baxter claimed four for 66 and Wilkinson three for 82, Dales fell just 14 runs short of their target.

Raw (46no) and McGough (49no) formed a match-winning partnership for the second wicket when Brompton on Swale overtook the King James total of 180 for five with nine wickets in tact.

Hill with 25 and Davison, who contributed 25, top performed for King James who were assisted by 25 extras. Raw was also in good form with the ball for Brompton, taking three of the five wickets for 35 runs.

Little hit an unbeaten 90 and Elstob 33 in the Lands total of 188 for seven against East Cowton for whom Copeland returned three for 18 and Grant two for 25.

When they went into bat East Cowton lost early wickets but Elstob stood firm for 39 and Copeland added 24.

The innings eventually closed at 141 all out with Simpson taking three for 35 and Liddle three for 27 in the home attack.

Catterick Village managed only 171 all out which included an unbeaten 49 by Parson when they visited Heighington for whom Jackson returned the magnificent figures of eight wickets for 44 runs.

Heighington won with six wickets left and they were indebted to Sowerby who batted throughout the innings for an undefeated 31, Hirst (25) and Hodgson (49no). All four wickets to fall were taken by Swainston for 30 runs.