Scarborough’s Knockout loss

Driffield Cricket Club Six-a-Side Tournament - Spread eagle v The Woodcocks Mark Tennant smashes a six
Driffield Cricket Club Six-a-Side Tournament - Spread eagle v The Woodcocks Mark Tennant smashes a six

SCARBOROUGH crashed out of the National Club Knockout at Blaydon yesterday.

Piet Rinke’s men were on the wrong end of a nine-wicket thrashing by the Newcastle outfit.

Scarborough had made the trip north in buoyant mood after Saturday’s victory against Sheffield Collegiate, but they were soon brought back down to earth.

The North Marine Road outfit made a solid start to their day by recording a score of 226-6 from their 45 overs.

Andrew Simpson top-scored with 75 from 85 balls, in a knock that included seven fours.

He was involved in a third-wicket partnership of 137 with Mark Tennant.

Tennant’s knock of 69 came from 106 deliveries.

Blaydon player-coach and opener Allan Worthy then took complete control to lead the North East Premier League side to victory.

The former Durham Cricket Board and Northumberland batsman struck a match-winning innings of 139 not out from just 117 balls to place Blaydon in the driving seat.

Worthy struck seven sixes and 13 fours in his impressive knock.

Fellow opener Paul Freary also played his part with a tally of 58.

Seam bowler Ashley Lyth took Scarborough’s only wicket.