Blyth back to winning ways as 83-run stand sees them home

Cricket stumps.
Cricket stumps.

After the previous week’s defeat, Blyth got back to winning ways with a seven-wicket win over Stobswood on Saturday.

Rain during the first innings reduced the game to 47 overs, and Blyth made an early breakthrough when Andy Kemp had Marshall caught by Andy Ebdale without scoring.

Cook and Ian Watson slowly moved the score along before the latter went caught by Mark Lawrence off Kemp for a dogged seven.

Dave Ebdale trapped Wingfield lbw without scoring.

Andy Ebdalke replaced his brother and with his fourth ball he bowled D Watson for 13. One run later Cook was run out for 16.

Lawrence trapped Colam lbw for 15 then Black was caught by keeper Roberts without scoring off a Lawrence ball.

Dullighan came in and pushed the score along quickly with some big hitting, and in just five overs the score had moved on to 118.

Lawrence finally broke through and more wickets fell before Beverley was last in to join Dullighan. The pair moved the score onto 139 and Blyth missed the chance to gain full bowling points.

Dullighan remained 34 not out and Beverley was unbeaten on two.

Blyth bowling figures were A Kemp 2-25, D Ebdale 1-20, M Lawrence 3-37 and A Ebdale 1-47.

Blyth’s opening pair of Carr and Rowell made a great start in replay, putting on 35 for the first wicket.

Rowell was first to depart when Cook trapped him lbw for 16.

Lawrence came in at three but Ian Watson took two wickets in his first three overs. Lawrence went for ten and Carr for 32.

This brought Andy Ebdale and Peter Roberts together and the pair slowly took control, however, the clock was ticking.

But both batsmen scored freely and put on 43 in four overs to secure victory. Andy Ebdale remained 39 not out with Roberts 31 not out.

Stobswood bowling figures were D Moore 0-27, A Cook 1-17, M Beverley 0-28, I Watson 2-27, D Watson 0-22 and D Cook 0-16.

Stobswood 3 points

Blyth 30 points

Meanwhile Blyth seconds went down at home against Rock by six wickets.

Once again the seconds struggled to field a team, however, they did get 11 out in the end.

Blyth were all out for 49 and Rock reached their target for the loss of four wickets.

On Saturday Blyth are at home to Cramlington with a 1pm start while the seconds are at Ulgham with a 1pm start.