Hindmarsh destroys Blyth batting in five-over burst

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Blyth ended their season in 34-run defeat in a low scoring home game against Tillside.

The visitors batted first and Kemp opened the bowling for the home side and made a breakthrough in his third over when he bowled Culham for three.

Then Silva took two wickets in the next over, Purma caught Whitty for six and three balls later new batsman Beasley was bowled without scoring. Tillside were 13-3 after six overs.

R Hindmarsh came to the wicket to partner Bagness and the pair stemmed the onslaught from the Blyth openers and slowly built up what probably was the match-winning stand.

Blyth skipper Lawrence made a double bowling change after 14 overs, as he replaced Kemp and Kinnair coming on for Silva.

The change failed to make inroads into the Tillside batting and the score had moved on to 75 before Lawrence got the wicket of Hindmarsh to end a 62-run partnership for the fouth wicket.

Silva caught Hindmarsh for 33 then Singh struck when Purma caught Bagness for a dogged 18.

Lawrence had Birkett caught by O’Connor without scoring and Singh had L Hindmarsh caught by Quinn for eight.

Singh struck again with the first ball of his next over when he trapped Moscrop lbw for seven, and three balls later he sent A Hindmarsh back without scoring.

He finished the Tillside innings off for 96 in his next over when he bowled Gorvett without scoring.

Blyth bowling figures were A Kemp 1-17, RS Silva 2-18, M Lawrence 2-26, P Kinnair 0-8 and S Singh 5-13.

Blyth’s reply began with Roberts and Purma, but with only two on the board, Birkett bowled Roberts for one,

Clark was next in, however, in the fifth over he was run out for one.

Whitty trapped the dangerous Lawrence lbw for three and Birkett came off after bowling six overs and was replaced by A Hindmarsh.

And it was an inspired change. Purma had moved the score on to 45, but in Hindmarsh’s first over he bowled him for 28.

With the final ball of the same over he trapped O’Connor lbw without scoring.

Still with the score on 45, Smith was bowled by Whitty for six.

Kinnair and Kemp looked to have seen off the onslaught from the bolwers but, after hitting Whiity for a six and four, Kemp was bowled by him for 14.

Quinn went bowled by Hindmarsh without scoring and Kinnair followed in his next over when he was trapped lbw for two.

Singh was the last man out when Culham caught him off Whitty without scoring as Blyth totalled 62.

Tillside bowling figures were J Birkett 1-22, M Whitty 4-32 and A Hindmarsh 4-4 off five overs.

Blyth 5 points

Tillside 25 points