Blyth seconds blown away by league leaders

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Blyth seconds suffered a heavy defeat at Whitley Bay on a very wet wicket which was in need of a good roll.

Right from the first over the ball was lifting off a good length.

Batting first, Blyth’s Graeme Harwood hung around for a long time for his 21, while skipper Colin Blackett suffered a pulled hamstring and had to have a runner as he scored 16.

Brad Purvis scored ten and Mark Stewart was ten not out.

A Lindsey with 4-22 from ten overs and Chris Wigley with 3-10 also from ten overs were the pick of the bowlers as Blyth totalled 97-8.

The Whitley batting made light work of scoring the runs.

The wicket had completely changed with a few hours sun on it.

John Douglas and Jack Jeffrey just took 12 overs to pass the total with the loss of just one wicket.

Jeffrey went with just 12 needed for victory for 34, bowled by Thompson.

John Douglas scored 56 not out, with 50 coming in boundaries, hitting 11 fours and one six.

Whitley Bay 29 points

Blyth 1 point

Once again heavy overnight rain put paid to Blyth’s first XI home game against Warkworth on Saturday.

Even with work done on the ground pre-match it was still not enough to get the game on.

Next Saturday both sides take on Berwick.

The first XI travel up the A1 for a must win game with Berwick bottom and Blyth next to them. This game starts a 1pm.

Blyth seconds take on Berwick seconds at Plessey Road at 1.30pm.