With just six Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League games to go, Richmondshire held onto their 11-point lead at the top, with a maximum haul at Billingham Synthonia.

However, it was not easy as the Dalesmen were all out for 122. Thomas Wing (3-42) struck three early blows, then Thomas Harper claimed 3-35, to put the visitors at 57-6.

Sam Wood put some respectability to the score with 27 and Craig Swainston 19, as they put on 36 runs for the eighth wicket, to finish on 122 all out.

The home side then lost wickets immediately, as Craig Marshall and Josh Dowson (3-8) took early wickets, to leave them reeling on 24-5. Steven Reeves then claimed 4-10, as they were all out for 77.

Darlington have slipped into the bottom two, as they lost heavily at home to Marton, who made 196-7. Martin Hood scored 62 runs from 98 balls, which included eight fours, to share a 91-run opening partnership with Lee Hodgson (21). However, Peter Greenwood jnr pegged them back with 4-57, with a good spell of bowling.

However, the second-placed visitors were in no mood to hang about, as they skittled the Quakers for just 88, with Joshua Brown claiming an excellent 6-16, to secure the 25 maximum points.

Barnard Castle had a good win at home to Marske. The Seasiders batted first with Nauman Anwar scoring 56 runs from 50 balls, which included nine fours and a six, alongside opening partner Ryan Gibson an excellent (80), putting on 80 runs for the first wicket.

However, they then lost wickets regularly after that, with Robert Dixon and Finn Usher among the wickets and Richard Watson then cleaned the tail up with 3-38, in a final total of 186.

Barney opener Giles Creedon got them off to a solid start with 41, followed by Hashan Dumindu who made 52 and skipper James Quinn scored 38 runs, to ensure victory on 187-5, despite Anwar claiming 3-28 with the ball.

In the Dukes ECB North East Premier League, Burnmoor kept the pressure on South North at the top, as they travelled to Burnopfield and had the home side on the racks. Ryan Pringle claimed an excellent 5-30, backed up by Graeme Bridge 3-13. Callum Thorp top scored with 21, batting at number 10, which included a four and two sixes, in 102 all out.

Although the visitors crashed to 36-5, Ross Hodgson came to the rescue with 40 not out from 79 balls, and he put on an unbroken partnership of 67 with McKenzie Wright (25) to win the game.

Sacriston entertained Eppleton and had Solomon Bell (40) and Daniel Anderson (41), to thank as they rescued them from a nervy start. They got up to 167-8, thanks to Callum Appleby who struck 29 not out from 24 balls, late on.

It looked like the visitors were going to win, as opener Tyler Easton made 41 and Luke Henderson 43, but Will Gidman then hit his straps and took an excellent 6-27 to steer his side to a 41-run victory.

Hetton Lyons entertain Benwell Hill and bowled the visitors out for just 95. Christopher Winn with a brilliant 6-28 caused the damage, with opener Rory Hanley top scoring with 18. Although the Lyons lost two early wickets, Stuart Walker cracked 50 not out from 53 balls, which included seven fours and a six, to claim a seven-wicket win, finishing on 99-3.

Chester-le-Street were at Felling and declared their innings on 194-8. Jacob McCann with 44 and Liam Simpson with 68 from 72 balls, which included seven fours and a six, were the run scorers, despite Nihal Shilar claiming 3-21.

The home side collapsed to 47 all out, thanks to Stephen Cantwell who claimed a magnificent 7-24 from 9.2 overs, to bowl his side to a 147 run success.

In the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League, after a wobbly start, when Ben Fielding took two early wickets, leaders Lanchester recovered against Lintz. Kieron Gohery scored 52 and Marc Ramshaw 33, putting on 60 runs for the third wicket. Greg Halliday then made 47 not out to get them up to 178-8, while Ben Fielding claimed 4-50 with the ball.

Division Two leaders Leadgate won again, this time at home to Greenside. The visitors only made 108, with Graham Hubber claiming 4-30, despite Ross Whitfield scoring 52. In reply, the leaders made 109-0, with openers Robbie Hockaday scoring 51 not out and James Radcliffe 53 not out, for a 10-wicket win.

Easington are now looking likely to be Readers Durham League champions, as they won again to remain unbeaten. They hosted Whiteleas and the visitors were bowled out for 81. Omar Shahid did the damage with 5-24, while Owen Peterson top scored with 38.

The home side scored 82-3, with ease, to claim the victory, as Kavindu Kulasekara top scored with 26 runs.

Horden welcomed Ushaw Moor, and the visitors scored a healthy 172-8. John Southeran cracked 57 and Lee Wright 48, while Gary Embleton returned figures of 3-35. In reply, the home side made the draw, as they finished on 94-8, with Scott Birks top scoring with 24.