Berwick make it a double over Blyth

A much changed Blyth second XI found the going tough bowling in the early heat against visitors Berwick.

Berwick’s openers saw their side off to a tremendous start with a 62-run partnership.

It took young Conner Leason to make a breakthrough when Mark Stewart took a low catch.

They combined again to get rid of top scorer Hush for 53. This catch was even better than his first one, taking the ball on the boundary.

Gill, who opened the bowling, came back into the attack for the final ten overs and made inroads when he took four wickets for 44 runs as Berwick finished on 172-8.

Blyth made a terrible start when they batted.

Kirkup went second ball, then in the second over Purvis went for two.

Leason and Carr then put together a 64-run partnership. However, Leason went for an excellent 25.

Carr and Gill pushed the score towards the 100 mark before Carr went for one big shot too many and went for 41.

Gill hung around to remain 36 not out. Roberts managed to score ten, but that was it when he went as Blyth were all out for 137.

Berwick 30 points

Blyth 7 points

On Saturday Blyth seconds are way to Hebburn with a 1pm start.