Blyth’s game with Ashington falls victim to weather

Surj Singh
Surj Singh

Blyth’s home game against Ashington Rugby was off due to the heavy Friday night rain. Even without playing they remain fifth in the league.

Next week, they are away against Kirkley with a 1pm start. Both sides take five points

Blyth seconds won their second game of the season with a good all round performance.

Having a full team for the first time in weeks. Batting first after losing the toss Blyth were cautious on a damp wicket.

Rowell led the scoring with a solid display, playing the anchor role scoring 35 before being out in the 32nd over.

Skipper Colin Blackett scored a brisk 23. Gill scoring 21 not out and Darren Carr 17. Kirkup scored 12 before being caught by the catch of the day by A Elliott diving to his right taking the ball in one hand. T Elliott and D Wanless Jr took two wickets each.

Ashington’s replie was down mainly to Kevin Hetherington who scored an excellent forty-three including nine fours. No other batsman reached double figures

Pick of the Blyth bowling was Kevin Thompson with 4 for 18 from ten overs.

Rowell and Gill taking two each; Stewart and Kirkup, picking up one each. Ashington Rugby 4 points Blyth 28 points.

On Saturday Blyth seconds are at home against Bomarsund seconds with a 1.30 pm start.