Blyth seconds are beaten at Bomarsund

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Blyth seconds suffered an 87 runs defeat at Bomarsund on Saturday.

After a good start from the home side, Blyth made inroads into the batting as Ebdale sent McTaggart back for five, Thompson then got S Thain caught for 26 and bowled McBride for five.

Gill replaced Ebdale and took two wickets in two balls, first Robinson was caught for 21 Sparrow was bowled first ball.

Blyth looked well on top with the home side on 65-5.

However, things changed and ex-Blyth player Scott and Besford put together an excellent partnership of 89 for the sixth wicket.

They did ride their luck on a few occasions, however, runs came at a brisk rate.

However, Routledge came into the attack and broke the partnership when he had Scott caught for 42 with seven fours.

Besford followed soon afterwards bowled by Carrigan for 37.

Blyth managed to get a fourth bowling point when a mix-up between More and Gardiner.

More was run out for 20 and Gardiner reained eight not out.

Blyth was going to struggle to get near to that total.

McBride in for one of his rare games was going to be hard to get away.

However, it was Besforford in the second over as he struck with his first ball having Carrigan caught for a golden duck.

Harwood and Rowell hung around and moved the score on to 29.

However, Rowell, who had survived a hostile onslaught from McBride, went to a ball that pitched short and just hit the base of the stump. He went for 21.

McBride then had Harwood caught for eight.

Ebdale followed when he was caught with the ball looping off his helmet for one.

M Stewart went caught for nought off McBride.

Skipper Kirkup was batting well, taking on McBride.

However, he played a lazy shot off More and was caught for top score of 31.

Robinson went for five, bowled by More.

McTaggart had Thompson caught chasing a wide.

More then finished the tail off as Routledge was caught for one and J Stewart was trapped lbw for nought. Gill remained ten not out.

Bomarsund 30 points

Blyth 6 points

Blyth seconds are at home to New Hartley Village with a 1.30pm start on Saturday.