A COMPREHENSIVE win at Penrith saw Netherfield extend their lead at the top of the Northern League to 13 points.

And the nine wicket victory at relegation threatened Penrith could prove vital as the Field stole a march on their rivals by completing their victory while several other games fell victim to the weather.

After Penrith were bowled out for 60 off 26.3 overs, rain started to fall over Tynefield Park, but Netherfield knocked the runs off in just 7.1 overs to seal the points before the weather closed in.

Netherfield who lost the toss and were put into field made light work of Penrith who were reduced to 14-3 in quick succession.

Bevan Small, pictured right, bowled Sulosan Thiru while Matt Jackson trapped Asher Hart lbw.

Penrith continued to toil after Zach Reekie was run out and Robbie Dwyer claimed the wickets of Nicky Burns, who saw his drive caught by skipper Ben Barrow, pictured left, and Nicky Hodgson who was caught by Lewis Edge.

Marc Hadwin trapped Kris Mclean lbw with Dwyer taking his third wicket after he saw off Alister Craig to reduce Penrith to 36-7, and Netherfield cleaned the innings when Hadwin dismissed Eddie Robson and Small bowled Greg Hall before taking the wicket of Dan Morland.

In reply, Barrow and Edge put on 19 for the first wicket and despite Hart bowling Edge for seven, Small and Barrow completed the job with no further scares.

And Barrow’s side completed a fine weekend’s work by clinching a place in the T20 finals day with a resounding seven wicket win at Barrow on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat Barrow started positively when Justin Pringle and Dineth Thimodya put on 25 for the first wicket.

However once Lewis Richardson picked up the wicket of both Pringle and Thimodya, the Field ripped through the hosts batting line up.

Richardson finished with figures of 3-7 as Barrow were restricted to a meagre 80-8 off their 20 overs.

Netherfield made a bad start in their reply after both Finlay Richardson and Tom Anderton were dismissed by Thimodya wto leave them under some pressure at 7-2.

Lewis Edge who made 19 off 15 balls soon followed after the former Morecambe player was dismissed by Pranav Singh, but Lewis Richardson’s undefeated 33 off 28 balls as well as Brad Earls 19 off 10 balls saw Netherfield ease home with 9.3 overs and seven wickets to spare.

Netherfield face a huge weekend where they host Leyland on Saturday before entertaining Kendal on Sunday in The Lancashire Cup.