Hawick fall short at Selkirk
Ronan, 13 June 2018 12:19
110 for 4Hawick
78 for 7
win by 32 runs
Hawick’s hopes of retaining the Ronnie Simpson
Memorial Cup and progressing to the next round of the Murgitroyd T20 Trophy
were brought to a halt at Philliphaugh on Tuesday.
Selkirk’s Jordan Reid scored an unbeaten half
century in tough circumstances, as he came in with his side 0 for 2.
Ryan Johnston got the early wicket before he
thought he grabbed his second but Gareth Welsh dropped the catch. But a mix up
between the Souters batsmen meant Welsh threw the ball to wicketkeeper Evan
Alexander, who run out Michael Fenton to give Hawick a dream start.
However, Rory Banks and Reid steadied the ship on a
tough batting pitch where boundaries were hard to come by.
Banks was eventually bowled by Ronan Alexander for
With the hosts in a commanding position, Hawick
bowled well at the death to drag the game back, as an excellent catch by Rory
Anderson removed the dangerous Greg Fenton and Selkirk set the Teries 111 for
The visitors found the going tough early doors as
Selkirk bowlers Kenny Paterson and Banks impressed. The latter had in form Phil
Mactaggart caught, before Hawick continued to lose wickets at regular intervals
putting the game beyond them.
However, a spirited fightback from Euan Hair (21)
and Evan Alexander (19*) gave Hawick a glimmer of hope but were left with too
much to do as the Buccleuch Park men finished 32 runs short of their