Ryhope secured an eight-wicket derby success away to old rivals Silksworth in Division Two.
The home side were under pressure from the start, falling to 8-2 and 34-5 as Ryhope’s bowlers began impressively.
Paul Bradford (17, with two fours and a six) and a magnificent 51-ball 78 from Michael Waterson, featuring 14 boundaries and a six) steadied the Silksworth ship, lifting them to 104-6 with a 70-run partnership.
But, despite a 39-ball stay at the crease from the determined Paul Brigham, Silksworth slipped to 135 all out after 31 overs.
Opening bowler Sagar Udeshi led the way with 3-30 in 12 overs, while Josh Dick took 3-10 and Matthew Jane 2-17. Jonny Errington also struck.
Robbie Jones dismissed opener Daniel Douglas for four as Ryhope replied. He also took the wicket of Chris Lawrence for 14 to leave the visitors on 41-2, but Scott Lawrence (60, with nine fours and a six) and Paul Jenkin (51, with five fours and three sixes) steered them home.
Murton won away by three wickets at Evenwood, after bowling out them out for just 94.
Sam Sanderson was the pick of the impressive Murton attack, plundering 5-22, as Thomas Teesdale top-scoried with 32.
In reply, Murton knocked off the winning runs, with Sanderson contributing 31 and Alan Welburn 26, with Habib Aleem taking 4-46.
Hylton won by eight wickets at home to Boldon CA.
The visitors were all out for 151, with David Johnston making 60 and Andrew O’Connell 52 as Emdodamed grabbed 3-30.
Ben Taylor hit a brilliant, unbeaten 89 to steer Hylton home, supported by 33 from Liam Foster.
Peterlee went down by 101 runs to dominant Crook, who posted 239-6 declared, with George Westlake hitting 12 fours in 78.
Meade and Andrew Laidler both struck twice for Peterlee, who struggled to 138 all out in reply, in 45.1 overs.
Meade (41), Bhatt (30) and Joseph Spalding top-scored, while Steve Chapman grabbed 5-13 in 11 brilliant overs. Westlake and David Embleton took two wickets apiece.
Marsden won by 73 runs at home to Ushaw Moor.
The South Tynesiders posted 151-9, inspired by Chris Mann (43) and James Sneller (23), Stephen Hancock snaffling 3-31. Steven Neilson then took 5-38 and Mathew Woodhead 3-20 to bowl out Ushaw Moor for 78, with Mike Thorpe the highest scorer on 18.
Jason Moses was the star of the show as Easington regained winning ways with an emphatic 119-run First Division triumph against Tudhoe.
Their second win from three saw Easington climb back up the table into third place.
Batting first, Easington lost their first four wickets cheaply, but Moses joined professional Jinev Joshi and the pair batted superbly to add 117 runs for the fifth wicket before Joshi, who hit six boundaries and five sixes, fell for 84.
Robbie Atherton (37) joined Moses to add 97 runs in an unbeaten partnership. Moses reached his maiden first-team century, with seven boundaries and four huge sixes.
Tudhoe were then skittled for 137 as Jonathan Ward plundered 4-52, backed by two apiece from Joshi, Jordan Wilson and Gary Ward. Abhiram Joshi top-scored with 39 for Tudhoe.
Philadelphia will be frustrated with their start to the season, when they could only draw again, this time away to Littletown.
They made 203-5, with a brilliant century from David Lowther (108) and Jack McBeth adding an undefeated 71.
Littletown, in reply, hung on for the draw at 153-9, with Zohaib Shera the pick of the bowling with 4-37.
On the batting front, Archit Goenka hit 62 and Lee Braithwaite added 32.
Castle Eden made 224-5 in their drawn game with Dawdon.
Keith Bailey top-scored with 66 not out for Castle Eden, ably assisted by James Wilkes-Green who made 54.
In reply, Steven Gale made a half-century and youngster Nathan Newton made a fine 46 to frustrate the visitors as the Green Drive side closed on 157-7.
Durham City were nine-wicket winners at home to Horden, thanks to a brilliant century (101no) from Jake McCann, aided by fellow opener Nick Howe (58) and a quickfire 26 from Dave Watson.
Earlier, Mark Davison had taken 4-53 to restrict Horden to 202-8, with 68 coming from Jamie Greenwood and Sura Malinga adding 38.
Second-top Whiteleas & Harton romped to a 124-run success against hosts Esh Winning.
Ryan Dowens’ unbeaten 109 stole the show as Whiteleas posted 255-4 in 48 overs, supported by Andrew Potts, who retired hurt on 62 after a partnership of 120, Owen Peterson (25) and Abdul Ameer (26). Paul Chivers took 2-52 for Esh.
In reply, Esh struggled to 131 all out, with only Moralee (31), Stuart Hall (27), David Wilkinson (22) and Chris Simpson (21) reaching double figures.
Chris Nichol bagged 4-46 to inspire Leas, helped by Dowens (3-23) and Ameer (2-48), as they took 27 points from the win.