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Saltburn, Marton and Billingham Synthonia lead the way at the top, following maximum points from their first two games of the season. Newly promoted Saltburn travelled to Thornaby and were comfortable winners by 134 runs, with skipper Ben Ainsley, Josh Tribick and Alex Smith all making half centuries, in their total of 217-7, with Jack Turnbull the pick of the bowling returning 4-47.

Thornaby were then skittled out for just 83 runs, as Liam Crooks (3-16) and Jamie Sill (3-22), ripped through their batting allowing the newly promoted team to enjoy a second successive win.

Marton also won again, but the margin was a bit closer as they beat Middlesbrough at Acklam Park, by just 29 runs. Asked to bat first they made 146 all out, with Lee Hodgson making 30 and Owen Kelly 32, while Toby Bulcock claimed 4-30 and Yash Vagadia 3-21 with the ball.

Skipper Alex Wardell then bowled a brilliant opening spell of 5-55, and then Faisal Hussain chipped in with a vital 4-26, to win them the game, as Boro ended up on 117 all out.

Billingham Synthonia also made it two wins in a row, as they won at home to Great Ayton. Deciding to bat first they made 189-8 from their 50 overs, with Elliott Holmes scoring 66 from 122 balls and Thomas Harper then thumped 34 runs, while Lucas Perry returned 3-66 with the ball.

In reply, Ayton slumped to 14-3, as Thomas Harper (3-12) put them on the back foot. Phillip Holdsworth led the fightback with 49 off 76 deliveries, but Mike Yuill cleaned up the late batting order, taking 4-46, to give Synners a 47 run win.

Hartlepool claimed an honourable draw at champions Richmondshire, as the Dalesmen decided to bat first scoring exactly 200-9, with opener Robert Carr scoring 37, Sam Wood 47 and Matthew Price 33, while Paul Braithwaite was the bowling start claiming 5-62, backed up by Neil Whitworth (3-44).

Pools then started well with opener James Lowe scoring 56, and then Whitworth with the bat making 38 not out, to save the game and claim the draw, finishing on 165-8.

Normanby Hall travelled to Barnard Castle and lost by 73 runs. Barney decided to bat first with Finn Usher making a fine 56 from 112 balls, which included seven fours and a six. Skipper James Quinn added a much quicker half century, scoring 53 from 57 balls, which included nine fours, in a final total of 194 all out.

Although Rashad Rashid with 25 runs and Owen Tennant with 29 battled hard, they ended up all out for 121, as Karl Carver claimed an excellent 5-11 of his 14 overs and Josh Bousfield returned 3-21.

Stokesley won at home to Marske in a tight game, by three wickets. Sam Berry top scored for the Seasiders in their total of 132 all out, as Joe Marsay claimed 3-27 and Harry Harding 4-40. In reply, the home side chipped away at the runs to score 136-7, despite Berry with the ball claiming an excellent 5-41.

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Darlington lead the table after securing their second win of the season, hammering Richmondshire at Feethams, by 148 runs. Batting first, they amassed 201-9, as opener James Sutton led the way with 48, as Jonny Carr claimed 3-20.

The visitors were then bowled out for a meagre 53, as Jonathan Barnes claimed 4-3 from his 14 overs, which included eight maidens. Oliver King then took 3-42 as they won by 148 runs.

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Burnmoor welcomed Castle Eden and had a comfortable win by eight wickets. The visitors decided to bat first, but made just 117 all out, as Graeme Bridge claimed 4-18 with the ball, although there was some resistance from Benjamin Simpson, who made 44 runs.

The champions then made light work of their task, as Ryan Pringle cracked 66 not out from just 29 balls, which included 11 fours and three sixes, in a final total of 119-2.

Hetton Lyons took local bragging rights, as they won the big ‘derby match’ at Eppleton, by 70 runs. The Lyons decided to bat first and made 162 all out, with Christopher Ralston scoring 38 and Jarvis Clay 26, while Connor Whitelock and Dean Musther claimed four wickets apiece.

The home side the slumped to 92 all out, with Ralston claiming 3-13 with the ball, Ben Whitehead 3-18 and there were two wickets each for Chris Winn and Cameron Grimwood.

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Chester-le-Street were comfortable winners at home to Sacriston, at Ropery Lane. They racked up 228-5, with Jacob McCann leading the way with 76 from 93 balls, which included seven fours and a six and Quentin Hughes made 59 from 77 balls.

The visitors lost early wickets and although Solomon Bell made 38, the bowling was solid throughout and the home side won by 107 runs.

Crook entertained Washington and lost by just two wickets. The home side batted first making 169 all out, thanks to 56 from David Embleton, while Ash Thorpe (4-29) and Mark Watson (4-39), kept the score down.

In reply, the visitors also lost early wickets and slumped to 69-6, as Jamie Willis (2-33) and Will Barnham (2-55) ripped out the top order. However, Ash Thorpe came to the rescue with a great knock of 44 not out from 71 balls, which included six fours and get his team over the line on 170-8.

Willington lost at home to Burnopfield, as they scored 149 all out, with Liam O’Donnell smashing 48 from 58 balls, batting at number ten, as Callum Brown was the pick of the bowling returning 3-17.

The visitors' opener John Oswell made 42 and skipper Chris Peareth made 38 not out, to steer his team to victory on 151-4, despite Cameron O’Donnell claiming 3-26 with the ball.

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Dawdon Welfare were big winners at Bill Quay, as they amassed 203 all out, thanks to skipper Steven Gale making 51, Nathan Newton 37 and James Dent 27, while Adam Reynar took the bowling plaudits with 3-27.

The home side never got going against some good bowling, as Harry Morgan claimed 3-18 and Bradley Robinson 4-30, ending up on just 84 all out and lose the game by 119 runs.

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Evenwood lost at home to Littletown, who now head the group after a convincing 116 run win. Batting first they amassed 207-8, thanks to Gregg Arundel (43), Matthew Fishburn 37, Richard Ede 37 and skipper Paul Cassell making 40, while Adam Martindale claimed the bowling honours with 3-32.

The visitors never really got going, as Ede with the ball claimed 3-26 and David Craig 4-16, mopped up the tail in a final score of 91 all out.

Hunwick were involved in a run-fest at Durham City, as the home side racked up 275-7. Lewis Carney led the way with an excellent century (113), from 100 balls, which included eight fours and three sixes and then Jonny Harding hit 44 runs from 53 balls including two sixes.

Hunwick also had a centurion in their team, as opener Arron Proud smashed 137 from 84 balls, which included 13 fours and eight sixes, but once Cameron Fyfe (3-21) claimed his wicket, they fell away to lose by 35 runs, totalling 240 all out.

Mainsforth have also won two in two, as they won by six wickets at Tudhoe. The home side made 136-9, as James Curry made 42 and Gavin Paton 26, while there were two wickets apiece for Ryan Nicholson, John Cavanagh, and Ryan Dawson.

Ryan Nicholson then batted very well, scoring 88 from 124 balls, which included eight fours and a six, to guide his team to victory on 139-4.

Easington journeyed to Ushaw Moor and lost a low scoring match by four wickets. They asked the visitors to bat first, with only opener Josh Davis scoring any runs, as he made 34, while the bowlers filled their boots, as Scott Nattress, Josh Clifford, and Gavin Dawson each claimed three wickets, in a final total of 83 all out.

A vital 30 runs from skipper Lewis Cook, was enough to see his side home to victory, despite Omar Shahid claiming 4-13 and Dale Wilson 2-23, as they finished on 85-6.

Peterlee hosted Murton and the visitors won the toss, and decided to bat first. They made a mammoth score of 238-8, thanks to Jordan Vout who smashed 104 runs from 106 balls, which included 12 fours and two sixes. In reply, the home side made 172 all out, with Kieran Allison top scoring with 65 not out.

Brandon also claimed their second win in a row, with a 71 run win at Esh Winning. They totalled 168 all out, as Dean Storey Jnr made 44 and Jamie Robinson 31, while Connor Surtees returned 3-26. In reply, the home side could not prevent defeat, as Liam Wilson (3-22) and Jamie Robinson (3-24), bowled them out for 97 runs in total.