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Hawick fall short at Selkirk

Ronan, 13 June 2018 12:19

Selkirk 110 for 4

Hawick 78 for 7

Selkirk 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 43. 

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 victory.

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 target.