In the Dukes ECB North East Premier League, the Durham Academy saw off Stockton at the Emirates Riverside after Luke Doneathy (3-27) had them reeling at 31-3.

Adam Ahmed (4-16) then made things worse for the Teessiders, taking a further four to reduce them to 114-7. Joe Hewison did well to hang around for 46 off 75 balls, including seven fours, in their total of 135.

The Academy cruised to an eight-wicket win, thanks to Solomon Bell scoring 48 and Paul Greenwell making 76 not out, from 114 balls, with 12 fours and a six, putting on 91 together and they ended up totalling 137-2.

Chester-le-Street declared on 261-3, but couldn’t force victory after being asked to bat at home to bottom club Felling.

Opener Kyle Davis scored 80, with contributions from Andrew Smith (39), an excellent 93 from Jacob McCann and a breezy 30 from Quentin Hughes.

The visitors dug in for the draw, with Josh Eaton scoring 88 not out from 114 balls, including 13 fours and Phil Mustard who made 48.

Sacriston lost heavily at Benwell Hill after the home side racked up 246-8 declared.

A superb century from Kyle Coetzer (113no), from 129 balls, 13 fours and three sixes, with Adam Heather adding 45, led the way after a faltering start (35-3) against bowler Callum Appleby who returned 5-89. The visitors collapsed to 91 all out, with Jacques Snyman taking an excellent 5-9.

Hetton Lyons are third following a 72 run win at Newcastle.

The Lyons scored 225-9, with Stuart Walker making 82 and Jarvis Clay 46, with a quick-fire 30 coming from ben Whitehead, while Jacques Du Toit returned 4-63 with the ball.

Newcastle could not cope with Jonathan Malkin’s opening spell of 5-44 and then Cameron Greenwood claimed 3-25 to win, despite 31 from Alexander Simpson.

Eppleton had a stirring win at Whitburn, chasing down 240, in their innings of 244-8.

Although Craig Smith was excellent early on claiming 4-88, Marcus Brown with 31, Josh Coughlin with 38 and a 90-run partnership from Dean Musther (65no) and Craig Scurr (64), saw them home by two wickets.

Earlier, Jackson Edmondstone (84) and Chris McBryde (40), had put on 108 for the first wicket, with Craig Smith adding 43 not out and Paul Shields 33 not out, with Joseph Coyne taking an excellent 5-40, from 15 overs in a total of 240-7.

Brandon stay second in Division One, after a six-run defeat at Washington.

The home side made 167 all out, thanks mainly to Adam Hickey scoring 30 and Joe Thompson’s 56 not out. Jordan Grosert with 3-36 and Gordon Muchall taking 3-43 were the pick of the bowlers. The visitors lost wickets at regular intervals, but Chris Peareth tried hard with 32 not out, but Adam Hickey returned 4-47, in their final total of 161-7.

Willington knocked off the 206 required for the loss of just one wicket at home to Blaydon. Gerasimos Fatouros led the way with an excellent century, scoring 107 not out, from 89 balls. He put on a partnership of 183 with Joe Emanuel who scored 78 not out. Blaydon totalled 205-9, with man of the match Gerasimos Fatouros taking 5-37.

Castle Eden were easy 148-run winners at home to Gateshead Fell. Alan Unsworth with 55, Saeed Bin Nasir with 59 not out and a cracking 81 from Keith Bailey allowed them to declare at 255-4. Gateshead, 107 all out, never recovered from Keith Bailey’s opening spell of 3-15.

In Division One of the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League, unbeaten Shotley Bridge march on at the top, this time with a nine-wicket win at Alnmouth & Lesbury.

The home side did well to get up to 187-7, as they were 42-4, following Mick Allen’s 3-52. Dushan Hemantha scored 93 from 78 balls.

However, Shotley coasted it, scoring 190-1 from 39.1 overs, with Greg Patterson hitting 94 not out, from 125 balls, including 14 fours and Paul Greenwell added 59 not out in an unbroken partnership worth 158 runs.

Lanchester batted first at Consett and struggled early at 2-2 and 32-3, but Harry Lovell steadied the ship a bit, scoring 61 from 114 balls, including eight fours and a six. Sadiq Amin took 3-38 and Stuart Graham returned 4-36, as the visitors made 144 all out.

Consett batted well, with Kamran Mansoor making 37 and skipper Gary Hunter 85 not out in 147-3.

Easington remain top of the Readers Durham Cricket League as they won a low scoring game at home to struggling Whiteleas. They made 163-9, thanks to Robert Atherton’s 44 and Jonathan Ward’s 45. Leas collapsed to 71 all out, with Jordan Wilson claiming 3-32 and Duvindu Tillakaratne 4-16.

Crook are level on points with Easington in second place, following their win at Durham City. They made 180-9 declared, with Daniel Doram top scoring with 57, with Nick Howe claiming 4-24. City were all out for 78, thanks to a devastating spell of 5-21 from William Angus.

Tudhoe are third, following an eight-wicket win at Mainsforth. The home side could only muster 81, thanks to Ian Grainger claiming 4-33 and Roshan Jayatissa 3-18. Abhiram Joshi, 37 not out, saw them home with 83-2.

Horden lost heavily at Marsden, as the home side amassed 200-8 declared.

Chris Mann scored 31, Patrick Jackson 31 and David Lowther 43, with Evan Roberts claiming 3-38. Horden only made 88 all out, with Steven Neilson claiming 4-26 and James Sneller 4-9, to bowl their side to victory.

Evenwood are fourth in Division Two, following a two-wicket win at Ushaw Moor. Ushaw made 107-9, with Steven Milburn top scoring with 28 and there were four wickets apiece for Thomas Teesdale snr and Shahid Khan. Opener Owen Peddlety made 34 and Andrew Rowell 31 not out, to guide their team home for the win, despite Scott Nattrass claiming 3-34.

Peterlee won their first game of the season, a narrow one-wicket win at home to Littletown. The visitors scored 126 all out, with Dan Pearson top scoring with 42 and Calvin and Patrick Stephenson, each scoring 26, with James Garraghan the pick of the bowling with 3-24.

David Garraghan top scored with 23 as his side scraped home on 127-9.