Blyth hope for a top six place in new cricket season

Blyth are hoping for a top six finish when they start the new cricket season on Saturday.

But they will have to do it without the services of David Dent after he joined Ashington Rugby.

The opening fixture is a big test with an away trip to Tilside at Etal Village, who are expected to be one of the front-runners this season. The game starts at 1pm.

Blyth seconds are at home against Civil Service, although this game is in doubt with the Plessey Road ground still flooded from last week’s rain.

Blyth hope to field two young players in Harry Clark and Alfie Clark, whose father plays in the first team. The game, if played, will start at 1.30pm.