Ebdale puts Warkworth to the sword

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A SUPERB bowling performance of 8-16 from David Ebdale gained Blyth maximum points in a seven-wicket win over Warkworth.

Blyth skipper Lawrence won the toss and asked Warkworth to bat first.

However, home side did not expect what was to follow as K Puddephatt and Dargue opened the batting, with Kemp and Ebdale opening the bowling for the visitors.

Ebdale made the breakthrough with his last ball of his first over, trapping Dargue lbw without scoring.

Daniel Younger came in and the score moved to 28-1 with Puddephatt the more dominant.

But Ebdale broke through again, removing Younger for five and with his final ball of the same over he also bowled Hall without scoring.

Pringle came in and a further 20 were added before Ebdale removed opener Puddephatt, caught by Adam Purvis for 21.

Ebdale’s next ball sent Anderson back to the pavilion.

Kemp got a well-deserved wicket, a smart stumping by keeper Quinn on Pringle.

Ebdale was on fire as he took three more wickets to take his tally to eight.

He trapped Lee lbw for two, bowled Jobson for eight then Spoors for four.

Cotterill came on for Ebdale and took the final wicket as Warkworth were back in the pavillion after 28 overs, all out for 72. Ebdale’s 8-16 came off 13 overs and included five maidens.

Blyths reply started with Dent and Roberts.

Roberts was bowled by Hall for nine and Adam Purvis came in but his stay was short lived as he edged Hall to keeper Dargue without scoring.

Lawrence came in but Dent went next over when Younger trapped him lbw for seven.

But Cotterill and Lawrence put together a winning 64-run partnership to see Blyth home after 15 overs.

Lawrence hit seven fours in his 40 not out and Cotterill four boundaries in his 18.

Warkworth 1 point
Blyth 30 points