Northampton maintained their unbeaten record with a third victory in four outings on the back of a 20-1 home display against Rushden.
Although the away side grabbed a narrow win in the opener, Northampton’s Mark Shelswell and Robert Smith quickly seized the initiative with a five-hole success in game two, before four more convincing victories completed the scoring.
Collingtree Park’s title defence is still going perfectly as they defeated Silverstone 13-5 at home to make it five wins out of five this year.
The hosts did most of their best work early on as they won the first tie by a single hole, Andrew Dennis and Jensen Parfitt clinched game two by five holes, before Tom Low and Samish Patel romped to a seven-hole success in the fourth match.
Silverstone showed some fight by clinching the last game by four holes.
Hellidon Lakes moved into pole position ahead of Kingsthorpe on points difference after an edgy 10-6 home victory against fellow contenders Kettering.
With the away side surging into a six-hole lead after just two games, Hellidon needed to use all their local knowledge to turn it around as Len Edwards and Ryan Welsh completed the fight back by winning the last match by three holes.
Priors Hall secured their first victory of the campaign as they defeated an under-strength Farthingstone side at home by the scoreline 8-6.
With the opening three ties being halved and the six-hole wins for either team in games four and five being cancelled out, the Corby club snatched the honours thanks to a two-hole success for Jason Ford and David Hughes.