Melrose skittled for 28 as Hawick march on
Welshy, 28 June 2019 13:25
Hawick & Wilton 109 for 5
Melrose 28 all out
Hawick & Wilton win by 81 runs
With an impressive 4 wicket haul Neil Storey led the charge for an emphatic win over Melrose in Thursday nights t20 match at Buccleuch Park.
Morgan Tait took 3 wickets for 8 runs and Stuart Hair was electrifying with 2 wickets without conceding a run. Gareth Welsh opened the batting for the first time, top scoring with 27.
On a braw June day Hawick won the toss and put themselves into bat with the opening pair getting Hawick off to a patient start. The first wicket falling of Ryan Johnston (24) with Evan Alexander following swiftly behind him. This left Peirce Solley and Welsh to settle the innings. Welsh was run out after Solley tried to push for a second but was unsuccessful. Stuart Hair joined Solley at the crease before the latter was caught for 17. Phil Mactaggart accompanied Hair as they both went to work increasing the run rate before Hair was bowled for 15after playing an out of character shot across the line of the ball which lead to the Young gun Justin Tait (4*) joining Mactaggart (17*) to see out Hawick posting at the end of their 20 overs 109/5
With Melrose innings underway Hawick openers were relentless, Neil Storey looked like he had never missed a game and bounding in from the riverside end like the imposing windmill that he is finishing his overs with 4/8. Backed up at the same end by fellow left handed giant Stuart Hair. Hair taking a wicket after his first ball with figures 2/0. Let us not forget the other end with Morgan Tait not wanting his brother to have all the bowling limelight from last week decided to get three wickets himself ending with 3/8.
Hawick’s batting line up looked strong once again, bowling was ruthless and fielding did the job but was nothing to write home about. Other all a very pleasing performance and can hopefully be just as strong against Edinburgh University Staff on Saturday.