Blyth on the receiving end at Backworth

Cricket ball.
Cricket ball.

Blyth 58 all out Backworth 62 for 1

Winning the toss was going to be important on a very damp wicket at Backworth. Backworth were the lucky side, as it paved the way for a nine-wicket victory.

Only two Blyth batsmen reached double figures, Mark Lawrence with 19 and Andy Kemp with 17. Blyth were bowled out in the 23rd over. Miller bowled 11 overs taking 5-31 with four maidens. Liddle took 4-27 including six maidens.

Andy Kemp took the only wicket to fall in his third over as Backworth cruised to victory in 11 overs, Sutton and Nicholson saw Backworth to victory. Sutton remained 24 not out and Nicholson 28 not out.

Ulgham 97 all out Blyth 101 for 2

A superb bowling performance from twelve-year-old Alfie Clark who took five for 14 from 31 balls was outstanding.

Only the top four batmen reached double figures. Wilson 23, Spears 22, Scholes 20 and Terry Charlton 11.

Harry Clark the elder of the two brothers took 2-26 from his five overs. Thompson and Gill took one each.

Blyth took only 15.3 overs to reach victory. Ryan Kirkup reached 23 when he was out lbw with the total on 23.

Carr with Glass took the score onto 44 when Carr also went lbw for 17. Gary Cotterill then joined the fray. Batting with Glass, the pair put on 57 runs in just six overs to steer Blyth to maximum points. Glass remained 18 not out, Cotterill was 29 not out including three big sixes. Two, which went across Plessey Road. Jeff Thompson took both wickets to fall; however, he went for 60 runs in just seven overs.