Blyth second string suffer another defeat

Once again Blyth’s second team were left struggling to field 11 players as they suffered a five-wicket defeat to Stobswood’s second team.

After a number of late cry-offs, Blyth had 11-year-old Harry Clark, son of first team player Andy Clark, making his debut, and he showed maturity above his age.

Blyth batted first and scored well for the first 30 overs, however, when the final push was needed the batting let the side down.

Andy Rowell found his form with 56, hitting eight fours and a five.

Kevin Hudspith (37), Kirkup (17) and Roberts (13) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Blyth were all out for 154.

Mollon was the pick of the home bowlers with 3-10.

Blyth needed to make early inroads into the Stobswood batting, but Black and Townsley senior were in no mood to hang about. In just eight overs they reached 52 before Black was runout for 35.

Steve Townsley came in to join his father moved on to three figures when Townsley senior was caught behind for 24 after a 48-run partnership.

Steve Townsley followed his father next over when he was lbw for 35.

Blyth skipper brought on young Clark and he took a wicket in his first over, bowling D Townsley for two.

Gill took the final wicket when Dullagan was out for three, but Toddhunter remained 42 not out as the home side surpassed the target.

Stobswood 30 points

Blyth 5 points

On Saturday Blyth seconds are at home to Cramlington seconds with a 1.30pm start.