Blyth seconds suffer heavy defeat to Kirkley

Blyth seconds’ first game of the season saw them travel to Kirkley with ten men.

Making his league debut for Blyth was eleven-year-old Alfie Clark, joining his brother Harry, who made his debut last season.

Kirkley openers Ragbar and Gillott put on 121 for the opening wicket before Harry Clark dismissed the former lbw for 36.

In the next over, brother Alfie took his first league wicket when he had Gillott caught for an excellent 81.

North and Burns then in just seven overs added 69 runs. North went for 50 when Blackett caught him off Gill. Thompson then trapped Burns lbw for 40.

Alfie Clark took the final wicket to fall when he bowled Alexander.

In Blyth’s reply, Ragbar took 6-14 from nine overs as he ripped through the visitors.

Stewart (12) and Harwood (28) were the only two batsmen to reach double figures as they were bowled out for 73.

Kirkley 30 points

Blyth 2 points

Blyth seconds are at home to Monkseaton 3rds on Saturday with a 1.30pm start.