Blyth seconds secure eight-wicket win against Ulgham

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A good all round performance by the Blyth seconds in beating Ulgham on Saturday sees them remain second.

Ulgham batted first and Peter Wilson scored freely before fellow opener Phil Hornsey was caught by Declan Clark off James Stewart for nine.

Ulgham skipper Peter Donkin came in and put the shutters up.

Wilson went for 31 from 29 balls, caught by FGran Carrigan off Kevin Thompson.

Brad Purvis replaced Stewart and bowled a good spell of six overs taking one for nine.

Clark came on to take over from Thompson, with Carrigan taking over from Purvis.

Donkin finally went to a long hop from Carrigan for dogged 25.

Wickets fell rather quickly from there as Clark’s leg spin had the batsmen guessing.

He was rewarded with figures of 4-17

The fielding of Purvis was outstanding and Connor Leason, who took over the gloves, was rewarded with two excellent stumpings, as Ulgham were all out for 95.

Blyth run chase began with Stewart and Darren Carr.

Stewart fell in the tenth over for 12 with the score on 29.

Carr began to take control of matters with Leason and the pair added 54 for the second wicket before Carr was bowled for 34.

This left both Leason and Purvis at the wicket, both of whom are 15-years-old, and it was Leason who hit the winning runs to take the home side past their target.

Leason remained 29 not out and Purvis unbeaten on three.

Blyth 30 points

Ulgham 2 points