Smith half century not enough in defeat

Blyth started the season away to Warkworth but lost opening batsmen David Dent who was called up to play football by Blyth Town.

Phil Kinnair made a welcome return after a season away, and what a return it was for him sending Anderson and Pringle back to the pavilion for ducks in his first over.

Kemp dismissed Sewell to reduce Warkworth to 17-3 before he had Dargue stumped by Quinn to leave Warkworth 20-4.

Hall and Glass came to their rescue with a 49 run stand before skipper Lawrence had the latter caught for 15.

DeSilva finally ended Hall’s innings when Lawrence caught him for 73 and followed it up with two more wickets in the same over sending Spoors and Carruthers back for ducks.

Kinnair brought the innings to a close when he had Clark stumped by Quinn for 17.

Blyth’s bowling figures were A Kemp 2-24, P Kinnair 3-28, S DeSilva 3-41, and Lawrence 2-11. Blyth’s reply began with Cotterill sent back first ball by Clark. In his next over, Clark sent Purma back for four and Quinn soon followed bowled by Hall for a duck.

Lawrence (9), Leason (0), Rowell (1), DeSilva (2) and Kinnair (0) left Blyth 19-8.

Smith and Kemp added 23 for the tenth wicket then Roberts and Smith added 57 for the final wicket before Roberts was bowled by Carruthers for 3. Smith remained 55 not out.

Warkworth 30 points

Blyth 5 points.