Blyth overpower Corbridge to secure a good win

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Another excellent all round performance from Blyth saw them comfortably win at Corbridge by 94 runs.

Blyth won the toss and elected to bat with Dave Dent and Chan Purma opening the innings.

And the pair hit 38 runs in the first four overs as they took advantage of some poor bowling.

They brought up the 50 partnership in the eighth over and it looked like both were in for big totals. But with the score on 76 Purma was run out for 31.

Smith came in to join Dent and the pair moved the score onto 91 before Smith went lbw for seven.

Andy Clark joined Dent and moved the score onto 110 before he fell in Darling’s last over, bowled for seven.

Skipper Lawrence was next in as Dent brought up his half century from 124 balls.

The score had moved onto 165 with Lawrence scoring 38 from 30 balls when Dover had him caught by Ridley.

Quinn was next in with ten overs left, but he went for six trying to push the score along.

Dent’s innings was finally brought to an end when he mistimed a shot and gave Ridley a return catch when on 65.

Kemp then went for three, Silva came in and hit a quick 11 then Kirkup and Rowell saw out the remaining three overs adding 17 runs as Blyth finished on 222-8.

Corbridge bowling figures were G Ridley 4-57, M Kirchner 0-13, C Darling 1-35, J Davidson 0-23 and A Dover 1-36.

Corbridge opened their innings with Fowler and Walker with Silva and Kemp bowling for Blyth.

With the score on 13, Fowler was stumped off Kemp for one.

Silva sent Walker back, bowling him for six, then Thompson was run out for two with the score on 16.

Next over, with no runs, added Kemp sent new batsman Maude back first ball bowled.

Darling went bowled by Silva without scoring and Atkinson went caught by Quinn off Silva, also without scoring.

Corbridge were 18-6 before the lower order gave the home side some respectability. Smurthwaite and Kirchner added 37 for the seventh wicket before Cam Walke trapped Smurthwaite lbw for 15.

Kirchner bowled by Lawrence for 35 then Ridley came and went four runs later caught by Dent off Lawrence for two.

Davidson was last in and he held one end up while Dover pushed the score along to reach his half century off 69 balls hitting six fours, but Kemp then had him stumped by Quinn for no further score as they were all out for 128.

Blyth’s bowling figures were RS Silva 3-51, A Kemp 3-19, M Lawrence 2-20, C Walker 1-33 and D Dent 0-3.

Corbridge 6 points

Blyth 30 points

Meanwhile Blyth second lost by five wickets at home to Corbridge seconds.

Only four batsmen reached double figures. Skipper Colin Blackett led the way with 43 including eight fours as they were all out for 117.

Corbridge had M Stevenson in fine form scoring 53 including eight fours as they reached their target with five wickets in hand.

Blyth 4 points

Corbridge 30 points

On Saturday Blyth firsts are at home against Tillside with a 1pm start. The seconds travel along the Tyne Valley to play Clara Vale seconds with a 1.30pm start.