Ashington seconds consolidated their position at the top of the B1 division following a 68-run victory over Lintz on Saturday.
The Colliers were forced to dig deep before recording a comprehensive win.
And although skipper Doug Potts is hoping for a successful outcome to the campaign, he is taking nothing for granted.
“It’s nice to be top at the half way stage but league titles are not won in mid-season,” he said.
“I was delighted with the way the lads responded after being in a spot of bother when we batted, and although it’s an old cliché, we will continue to take every game as it comes.”
A superb unbeaten 56 from Michael Thewlis, 46 from Scott Dunn and 27 from 15-year-old Jack McCarthy steered the Wansbeck side into calmer waters as they recovered from being 26-4 at one stage to a finish on 188-7.
In reply, Doug Potts took 4-11, Craig Wood 3-30 and Matty Potts 2-15 whilst Alex Storey bowled well even though he only finished with figures 1-14 from five overs.
Ashington seconds host Percy Main on Wednesday, July 1, at 6pm in the quarter-final of the league cup before they travel to face Lanchester on Saturday.