Apart from a paltry 1.5 overs bowled at Marske, Saturday’s North-East programme was wiped out.

Richmondshire still head the Darlington Building Society NYSD Premier League table and are unbeaten in the league this season.

Barnard Castle are still 10 points behind the Dalesmen, having lost one of their eight games to date.

Darlington are still looking over their shoulders, as they lead a number of clubs in the bottom five places. The Quakers are only nine points above the relegation trapdoor and will need to find some form soon.

Eppleton are the only unbeaten Dukes ECB North East Premier League team in the eight matches so far. They sit in third place, 26 points behind leaders South North (who they play next week) and 21 points behind second-placed Tynemouth.

Chester-le-Street are fourth, and have the same points haul (106) as Eppleton, followed closely by Burnmoor on 105 points. The Chester Road outfit have adapted well to their new status in the league, and have had three wins and three draws so far, with just two losses.

Hetton Lyons are sixth with 84 points, after two wins and two draws from their eight games, but four losses have seen them just out of touch with the main group.

Lanchester head the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League table after eight games. They hold a slender three points lead from Swalwell and are eight points ahead of third placed Morpeth.

After seven Readers Durham Cricket League games, Easington lead the way on 134 points, and are unbeaten. Marsden are also unbeaten on 118 points, followed by Philadelphia in third, on 91 points.

Tudhoe are in sixth position with 68 points, with five draws, one win and one loss, from their first seven games.