All eyes were on Alnmouth as they took on the only challengers to their SG Wealth Management Northumberland League title on Saturday.
And visitors Blue Flames set up an enthralling end to the season when they rocked the champions on their own patch. Saleem Akhtar proved simply unplayable, sending down 11 overs and claiming 6-23, with Alnmouth routed for a paltry 63.
The target presented few problems to the Flames as they raged to an eight-wicket win in the 17th over.
In fifth spot in the Northern Alliance Premier Division, Heaton Stannington are four points behind new leaders Walker and soundly beat visitors Stocksfield 4-0 through Eddie Murau, Kevin Carr, Gary Yates and Adam Donaghey.
Walker Central have claimed two successive titles and after five games in this campaign they're leading again, boasting the only unbeaten record in the league's top flight.
She started her life on the roads of Scotswood, Newcastle. But "Vicky" the vintage Riley Biarritz won plenty of admirers when she appeared at a French-style chateau yesterday.
Her owner Nick White, from Corbridge, drove her to the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, County Durham, so she could be given the once-over by experts from the BBC Antiques Roadshow, who were in town.
Nick White, from Corbridge, with his 1931 Riley Biarritz
And valuer Simon Bull congratulated Nick on keeping "Vicky" in pristine condition.
Bungling council officers have had to pay out a five-figure sum after finally deciding to leave a skatepark mistakenly built on a village allotment where it is.
Corbridge Parish Council came under fire last year when The Journal revealed the Tarmac for its park had been laid in the wrong place, 20 metres west of the correct location on village allotments.
Corbridge resident Lawrence Best at the skatepark
A planning application is now being considered which will see officers admit they have little option but to leave the skatepark where it is.
After a packed summer of family events around Northumberland, the final weekend of the summer holidays is beckoning, with another busy programme across the county.
The event likely to attract the biggest crowd is the Glendale Show (pictured), now in its 117th year, featuring a host of rural attractions and stalls. Spectacular carriage driving and falconry displays and a Ready Steady Cook style cooking competition are some of the highlights of the event on Bank Holiday Monday.
In the bottom corner of the county on the same day, Blanchland & Hunstanworth Show (see link below) will be taking place, and two days before on Saturday Bellingham will also be welcoming visitors to its Show to take part and watch various traditional competitions.
A new look for Northumberland online is being fronted by TV presenter Wendy Gibson.
The BBC personality features in a video on Northumberland Tourism's relaunched website, offering potential visitors to the region a virtual tour of some of its highlights.
Among the sites explored from spectacular aerial views are Hadrian's Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Berwick, and Lindisfarne.
Residents of a North East village who successfully opposed opencast mining applications 30 years ago now face yet another fight.
UK Coal is to submit a planning application to mine two million tonnes of coal at Whittonstall, Northumberland, between the villages of Ebchester and Stocksfield.
In 1978 and again in 1984 plans submitted by the National Coal Board for a large opencast mine near the village were rejected following widespread protests.
A major review of local government boundaries in Northumberland is entering its second phase.
The Boundary Committee for England has started a second round of public consultation on future arrangements for the county's new unitary council.
The main purpose of the review is to ensure "electoral equality" following the restructuring of local government last year.
Tynedale could become a top filming venue for movie and TV crews in the future. This is part of the ambitious plan of a group that wants to promote the area and make the most of its burgeoning arts scene.
Members of Tynedale FM want to expand the currently closed district radio station and are looking into many possibilities to promote the area, including an arts magazine.
They have even discussed cutting-edge technology to keep locals engaged with what is going on in their part of Northumberland, including getting the radio through the mobile and having podcasts for people to download.
Two of the most fearsome armies to conquer Northumberland will be going head to head at the weekend.
The strength of the Romans and the ferocity of the Vikings overpowered the county at separate times, with both having long-lasting influences, and both will be explored at two separate events over the coming bank holiday weekend.
From Sunday, August 30 to Monday, August 31, the Roman City Life event at Corbridge Roman Town will give an insight into what life was like during Roman times when they invaded the north of England in about AD 70, before building Hadrian's Wall and the forts along it in AD122.