Bedlington opener Adam Purvis in their game against Alnwick in the NTSL
A2 division PICTURE: Steve Miller
Ashington with the NTSL
Division A1 Cup after their victory over Percy Main.
Alnmouth and Lesbury batsman Charles Anderson in their game against Bates Cottage, who are celebrating taking a wicket, below, in their NTSL
Whickham, relegated from the NTSL
A2 Division, will be fighting to bounce back at the first attempt.
Whilst there are conditions attaching the broad concept is that the champions of the NTSL
and the Durham Cricket League will play-off in September to earn promotion.
Bates Cottages are waiting in the wings to replace the NTSL
bottom club after they secured the Northumberland League championship a couple of weeks ago.
Bates Cottages will be hoping to follow in Alnmouth and Bedlington's footsteps in making the move to the NTSL
as Northumberland League Premier Division champions.
Once the playing business is done it's then just a matter of having their promotion rubber-stamped, the Cottagers moving house to the NTSL
should they meet the necessary criteria.
This year it is expected that the bottom club in NTSL
A2 will be relegated to the Northumberland competition to replace the promoted team, but things are not completely cut and dried in that respect as yet.
SWALWELL (162-5) beat Tynedale (158-5) to progress in the Go North East NTSL
James Rainford >during their NTSL
Alnmouth & Lesbury The home team piled on a total of 267-5 in their 49 overs of a slightly reduced game, Robbie Hockaday opening out with eight fours and two sixes in a bright 61 and then Callum McCabe cracking an unbeaten 70.
REGIONAL CRICKET Go North East NTSL
A Division League Cup: Benwell & Walbottle 76 (K Gohery 4-8), Lintz 78-2.