Fauldhouse 91 all out
Hawick & Wilton 92 for 5
Hawick & Wilton win by 5 wickets
Hawick’s cricketers got
back to winning ways with a vital five wicket victory at home to Fauldhouse on
A ruthless bowling
performance put the Teries in control, but after being 0 for 2 in reply, Hawick
held their nerve to get over the line comfortably.
Skipper Ronan Alexander
led by example and tore through the visitor’s top order with four early wickets
to leave Fauldhouse in all kinds of trouble.
Hawick’s catching was
perfect as Alexander held on for a caught and bowled whilst Euan Hair, Rory
Anderson and Evan Alexander also showed safe hands in the home sides excellent
Ryan Johnston also got in
on the act to leave the score at 40 for 5 after it being 12 for 4.
Neil Storey claimed two
wickets on his first game of the season after returning from a lengthy spell on
the sidelines but bowled as if he’d never been away.
Debutant Liam Garnett
from Manchester also bowled with fine control and grabbed his first wicket in a
Gary Alexander also
bowled well to only concede three runs in five overs help restrict the runs
despite a frustrating late partnership from the Fauldhouse batsmen which took
the score from 68 to 91. However, a sharp run out from Ronan Alexander brought
the final wicket and Hawick were set 92 for victory.
In reply, Hawick got off
to a disastrous start losing Gary Alexander to the first ball of the innings,
then the dangerous Garnett soon after leaving the Buccleuch Park men in all
kinds of trouble at 0 for 2.
However, captain and
vice-captain Ronan Alexander and Phil Mactaggart remained composed as they
rebuilt the innings and looked to ease any nerves.
attacking 21 included some big shots, but he was caught by the wicketkeeper
with the score on 29.
Euan Hair added 14 which
included one huge six as the game swung in Hawick’s favour.
Alexander scored 7 to take the home side within touching distance of an
important win, before Stuart Hair smashed a six to get Hawick almost there.
It was captain Alexander
who struck the winning runs in his knock of 26 not out which showed real
maturity and composure in a difficult situation which helped guide his team to
the all important win with almost 10 overs to spare.