Hawick and Wilton


Injured Teries suffer opening day defeat

Ronan, 30 April 2018 19:29

Edinburgh Accies 197 for 7

Hawick & Wilton 52 all out

Edinburgh Accies win by 145 runs

Hawick & Wilton’s season got off to the worst possible start with a heavy defeat at home to Edinburgh Accies.

The Teries were dealt with a massive blow before the game even started when Ryan Johnston and Euan Hair clashed heads going for a catch in the warm up. An ambulance was called and the pair were taken to the Borders General Hospital with their injuries. Johnston suffered a broken eye socket and cheekbone whilst Hair required six stitches above his eye. 

Accies were very professional in the way the aided Hawick throughout the situation, and the hosts managed to find replacements for the injured duo with Norman Dobbie and Andrew Johnston.

New skipper Ronan Alexander won the toss and chose to field, and with star bowler Johnston in hospital, the captain took his place and grabbed the first wicket of the season with Morgan Tait taking the catch.

Hawick managed to restrict the visitors from scoring fluently but struggled to take regular wickets before Gareth Welsh came on to grab a brace and keep the game in the balance.

Alexander came back towards the death taking a further wicket whilst a late double from Tait and a run out from Stuart Hair completed the hosts seven wickets. 

However, Hawick’s fielding again needs improvement with five dropped catches and two missed run outs coming back to haunt them.

Having defeated Accies last season in a high scoring encounter, Hawick knew it would be a tough task to get to their target of 198.

But the Hawick batsmen struggled to adapt to the conditions and found it difficult to score quick runs and fell behind the run rate from the beginning.

Then wickets began to tumble with Hawick on 11 for four in all kinds of trouble. It also didn’t help that number three batsman Euan Hair was injured in the warm up.

However, teenage duo Evan Alexander and Gareth Welsh showed great resistance to bring the total being more respectable, and with the game lost they used the opportunity to showcase their skills and get some valuable batting time.

Welsh was the pick of the Hawick batters as he recorded a career best 24 and top scored for the Buccleuch Park men in a knock that included his first ever six.

But Accies bowled well and Hawick were well short of their target on a day which seemed as if nothing would go right. The team have a chance to bounce back next Sunday as they travel to Scotland’s stadium to take on Grange. 



Innings of Edinburgh Ac 2

R Kansara Caught M Tait b R Alexander 6  
Y Khanchi Bowled b G Welsh 79  
S Kabir Caught E Alexander b G Welsh 40  
A Sehgal Caught S Hair b M Tait 17  
K Pawar Bowled b R Alexander 10  
T MacLachlan Not Out   20  
A Shaikh Bowled b M Tait 5  
K Patil Run Out (S Hair) 1  
A Manjunath Not Out   8  
F Hussain DNB      
A Khatri DNB      
  Extras 1b 2lb 8w 11  
  TOTAL for 7 wkts (40 ovs) 197  

  Bowler O M R W  
  S Hair 8.0 0 35 0  
  R Alexander 8.0 1 22 2  
  G Alexander 8.0 1 33 0  
  G Welsh 8.0 0 41 2  
  M Tait 8.0 0 63 2  
Fall of Wickets
1 - 20 R Kansara
2 - 84 S Kabir
3 - 106 A Sehgal
4 - 145 K Pawar
5 - 174 Y Khanchi
6 - 188 A Shaikh
7 - 189 K Patil

Innings of Hawick & Wilton

G Alexander Caught T MacLachlan b S Kabir 2  
R Alexander Bowled b A Manjunath 5  
M Tait Ct. & Bld. b S Kabir 0  
S Hair Bowled b S Kabir 0  
P MacTaggart Caught T MacLachlan b S Kabir 0  
E Alexander Bowled b A Khatri 9  
B MacTaggart Caught S Kabir b F Hussain 1  
G Welsh Ct. & Bld. b R Kansara 24  
D Solley Not Out   3  
A Johnston Caught F Hussain b R Kansara 0  
N Dobbie Ct. & Bld. b R Kansara 1  
  Extras 1b 5w 1nb 7  
  TOTAL All Out (34.2 ovs) 52  

  Bowler O M R W  
  S Kabir 8.0 4 6 4  
  A Manjunath 8.0 3 6 1  
  F Hussain 7.0 1 17 1  
  A Khatri 8.0 2 18 1  
  R Kansara 3.2 2 4 3  
Fall of Wickets
1 - 6 G Alexander
2 - 8 M Tait
3 - 11 S Hair
4 - 11 P MacTaggart
5 - 13 R Alexander
6 - 16 B MacTaggart
7 - 40 E Alexander
8 - 50 G Welsh
9 - 50 A Johnston
10 - 52 N Dobbie