Chester-le-Street remain in second place in the Dukes ECB North-East Premier League, following a 22-point win at home to struggling Stockton, who drop to the bottom.

The Teessiders batted first and made just 110 all out, with only Chris Hooker (39) and George Harding (42) troubling the scorers.

Stephen Cantwell (4-12), Alex McGrath (3-42) and Liam Burgess (3-17), were the culprits with the ball and then Kyle Davis, with 73 not out from 72 balls, including 14 fours, and George Harrison (31no), knocked off the required runs with ease.

Durham Academy held on for a draw against Newcastle at Jesmond.

Newcastle made a mammoth 284-3, with Oliver McGee departing one short of a century and there were half centuries for Jacques Du Toit and Ben McGee, with the McGees putting on 131 runs for the first wicket.

The Academy made just 118-7 from 58 overs, with Solomon Bell top scoring 32 and Oliver McGee was the star with the ball, returning 5-14.

Sacriston lost at Whitburn, after posting 222 all out.

Daniel Anderson (48), James Thompson (80), were the main run scorers, with Chris Stewart the pick of the bowling with 3-33. The home side chased down the runs, with Jackson Edmondstone scoring 58, Lee Henderson 43 and Chris McBride 59 in 226-6.

Hetton Lyons lost the big game at South North, going down by six wickets.

The Lyons could only muster 118 all out, with Sean Tindale taking 4-34. At 53-3, Eppleton had a slight chance, but 39 not out from skipper Adam Cragg soon put paid to that in 121-4.

Eppleton travelled to bottom club Felling, batted first, and crashed to 47 all out, with Chris Nicholls a brilliant 4-3, from 15 overs and then Dale Shaw took 3-9, with not one batsman making double figures.

Felling made 48-3 off just 11 overs to claim a vital win in their quest to move away from the bottom.

Brandon are second in Division One, following an eight-wicket win at Sunderland. The Ashbrooke outfit managed 155 all out, with Greg Applegarth scoring 31 and Ramanpreet Singh 56, with Ryan Pringle claiming an excellent 5-35. Brandon made 156-2, with Gordon Muchall scoring 59 not out and Matthew Brown 45, to cruise home to victory.

Castle Eden are third, following a seven-wicket win at Washington. The home side only made 97, with Michael Nunn top scoring with 29 and Alan Unsworth returned 3-16 and Ryan Ball claimed 4-24. Saeed Bin Nasir guided them home with 53 not out, in a total of 99-3.

Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League leaders Shotley Bridge journeyed to Percy Main and the home side decided to bat first. They made 173-9, with Fraser Oates batting well for 86 runs off 151 balls, despite Mick Allen taking 3-46 early on.

Shotley Bridge had an opening partnership of 73, between Greg Patterson (30) and Kieran Milburn (36) and when skipper Paul Greenwell came in and made a solid 50 not out, from 79 balls, the game was won with 176-7.

Lanchester pulled off the shock of the day, as they beat Ashington by 88 runs.

Lanchester scored 200-8, with Sam Crooks hitting 35 and Daniel Storey 45, with Stephen Boyd taking 3-29. Ashington never recovered from losing early wickets and the pick of the bowlers were Callum Barnes (3-12) and Kieron Taylor (3-17), in just 112 all out.

In Division Two, Leadgate amassed 304-4 at home to Greenside, with Lee Innes scoring 111 not out from just 72 balls, with 18 fours and three sixes.

Greenside were 152 all out, thanks to Harry Lovell taking an excellent 5-26, with Owen reed top scoring with 30 runs to his name.

In Saturday's Readers Durham Cricket League programme, Easington had a 70-run home win over Horden. David Tarn (41), Gary Ward (42) and Robert Atherton (71no), led the way in 203-5, with Adam Dixon taking 4-49.

In reply, Horden scored 133 all out, with Dixon adding 70 runs to his excellent bowling figures. However, Jordan Wilson with 4-26 and Duvindu Tillakaratne with 3-36, won the match with their bowling returns.

Tudhoe welcomed Crook and the home side were asked to bat first but slumped to 86 all out, with Daniel Doram taking a brilliant 6-15 off his 11 overs and Steven Chapman chipped in with 3-12.

Crook lost wickets regularly, but made the required runs from 22.5 overs, scoring 87-5 after Daniel Doram (17no) and Andrew Burgess (13no) put on 29 for the fifth wicket.

Durham City had a welcome win against Marsden. The visitors batted first and made 44 scored by David Lowther and 30 from Jack Cole, with James Hindmarsh taking 3-40. City responded well, totalling 166-4, with Alex Cook making 56, James Hindmarsh 30 and Callum Steel 38 not out, to ensure victory.