Hawick 2nds return to winning ways
2nds got back to winning ways after a 5 wicket win over Selkirk.
Selkirk struggled against the tight bowling of Allan Moffat early on and
Moffat got his reward grabbing two wickets. But for an explosive 42 by
R. Banks, Selkirk struggled against the tight bowling of Hawick and
collapsed to 108 all out. Pick of the bowlers for Hawick were Pierce
Solley 3-20, Moffat 2-7 and Lahiru Fernando 2-13.
Hawick innings got off to a bad start when Nathan McNally was caught
behind in the second over. Things got worse for Hawick when Gavin Watson
was bowled the bowl after and left Hawick on 6-2. Declan Solley then
played on after only scoring 6 leaving Hawick in trouble but thanks to
some solid, sensible batting from Ali Weir and Craig MacDougall, Hawick
were back in the driving seat until MacDougall was caught in the slips
for a good knock of 35. Ali Weir was then bowled soon after for 15 only
needing 30 runs to win. Fernando and Moffat seen Hawick home in the rain
though with Fernando scoring 35 and Moffat scoring 7.
A good, spirited effort from the Hawick side against the Reserve League Leaders.
Hawick lose at Gala
travelled to Meigle Park on Saturday hoping to bounce back from their
defeat against Selkirk last week but it was another defeat for Hawick.
Gala Captain Kris Mein put Hawick in to bat and Declan Solley and Greg
Baillie got Hawick off to a slow but steady start until Kris Mein bowled
Baillie for 3. Worse was to follow for Hawick when Lahiru Fernando was
caught behind off Mein again for 1. Declan Solley was then unlucky to
caught behind off the accurate bowling of Paterson for 5. William Rodger
and Ali Weir tried to repair the damage but they could only take the
score up to 17 when Josh Irvine took an excellent catch in ths slips to
dismiss Weir for 2. It went from bad to worse for Hawick whn they ended
up being on 26-6 after Phil Mactaggart was caught at mid off and Allan
Moffat was caught in the slips. However, after some sensible batting
from Rodger and Andrew Johnston, Hawick managed to take the score up to
41-7 before Rodger was caught behind for a gritty 20. Keith Davies then
played the anchor role with Johnston beginning to hit some big shots.
They took the score up to 71 before Mein had Davies adjudged l.b.w. This
made the score look a lot more respectable. Neil Storey and Johnston
took the score up for 89 before Johnston's explosive innings came to an
end when he was caught behind of the bowling of Neil Crooks for a good
knock of 35. Pierce Solley and Storey took the score up to 98 before
Solley was bowled off Gregor Mein for 7 leaving Storey on 9 not out and
Hawick 98 all out.
needed an early breakthrough but after a few close calls, Gala took the
score up to 41 before Storey managed to find Graeme Ormiston's edge and
was caught behind by Fernando. Josh Irvine then soon followed when
Allan Moffat took an excellent catch in the slips of the bowling of
Storey again leaving Gala on 44-2. However, after some solid
batting from Mein and Niven, Gala took the score up to 74 when Keith
Davies bowled Niven with his first ball. Only two more wickets were to
fall when Pierce Solley ran Kris Mein out after some good fielding and
quick thinking and Davies took a catch off the bowling of Rodger. Gala
won with 19 overs spare.
an improved fielding performance from Hawick but if we are to beat the
better sides in the league like Gala, we must learn to bat out our 50
overs to at least give us a chance or we are going to struggle to win
any games against the bigger teams like Gala.
Hawick 2nd XI v Penicuik 2nd XI
10 men win at Penicuik
travelled to Penicuik on Sunday to play a League fixture which was
originally meant to be played at Hawick but due to the Scottish Cup
Games, it was rearranged to be an away fixture. It was agreed between
the two captains that it would be reduced to a 35 over match after a
later than planned start.
2nds Captain Neil Storey lost the toss and was asked to field.
got off to a good start with two quick wickets when Baillie bowled one
of the openers, and Keith Davies (Playing his first game in 4 years!)
picked up a caught and bowled. Things got worse for Penicuik as Craig
Macdougall and Neil Storey struck twice each, and combined with some
tight fielding and bowling, Hawick reduced the reigning champions to
66-6. Hawick looked in a commanding position but after the Penicuik
Captain arrived at the crease some solid batting with the tail end
wagging, allowed Penicuik to edge the score up to 137-7 off of 35 overs.
not getting them out for a small total as they maybe should have, the
Hawick boys were still confident they could grab an upset win against a
Penicuik side which consisted of 5 first team players.
didn't get off to a good start for Hawick when Ali Weir was back in the
pavilion after being caught and bowled off the bowling of Ashford.
Declan Solley and Greg Baillie repaired some of the damage and took the
score up to a more respectable total until Baillie was bowled for 20.
Phil“the swashbuckler”McTaggart then came in and along with Solley, kept
the scoreboard ticking with especially McTaggart, hitting some lusty
blows before he was caught going for one too many big shots for 32. Then
Keith Davies arrived at the crease and along with Solley ran well and
kept the scoreboard ticking which took Hawick on to 108 before Solley
was bowled for a gritty 16.A hugely important innings holding the
batting partnerships together.
were still in pole position though only needing 28 to win off 10 overs.
However after Solley was bowled, Bruce Campbell followed for 0 and
Keith Davies followed for a lusty 40 putting a bit of pressure on Hawick
needing 21 to win with three wickets remaining.
pressure increased when Craig MacDougall was controversially run out
for 1, (Phil Mactaggart umpiring possibly feeling the effects of the 26
degrees temperature!) and Greg Cunningham being caught and bowled
leaving Hawick with 11 to win with only one wicket left.
Parr then entered and despite being told by his captain to just defend,
Parr hit a four straight down the ground to win the match, much to
every Hawick players delight after the possibility of Penicuik winning
was a hard fought and more importantly, a deserved win from a young
Hawick side which had the average age 19 against last year's champions.
Man of the match on his return was Keith Davies.
Hawick & Wilton 1st XI v Selkirk 1st XI
Match sponsored by - Ray Pringle
sunny but blustery Buccleuch park welcomed a Selkirk side delayed by the
Roberton rideout, and Craig Macdougall captaining in the absence of
injured Allan Moffat won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the
visitors to bat. The match being sponsored by Ray Pringle (Ex club
were looking to dispel any lingering negative thoughts from the
previous weeks comprehensive defeat to Gala. A hard fast pitch looked
suited to Hawick`s bowlers but also full of runs. Greig Baillie opened
the bowling and soon had Jordan Reid caught behind by wicket keeper Doug
Welsh. Then the returning Lee Stewart struck a vital blow with a sharp
caught and bowled of Selkirk captain and heavy hitting batsman John
Everret. Possibly still reeling from their late arrival and hostile
Hawick bowling, Selkirk’s top order was in tatters as Greg Fenton was
caught by Phil Mactaggart again from the bowling of Stewart. The score
being 11 for 3.
visitors counterattacked through Darren Fenton and Ross Banks, who
batted very positively and found chances and gaps in the Hawick field,
captain Macdougall turned to his experienced bowlers with the score
racing along to 64 for 3. The changes were rewarded as Benny Hartop
trapped Fenton LBW, before Andrew Johnstone clean bowled Banks.
was now charging in and he claimed the wickets of the dangerous Ian
Gardiner for 10, and then John Graham and Ian Walen for consecutive ball
ducks. This leaves Hartop bowling for his hat trick with his first ball
of a new spell in the next game he plays. William Rodger claimed a
scalp when Neil Godsmarc holed out to Christo Buekes. Buekes lightning
fielding then ran out Keith Godsmarc to end Selkirk`s innings.
bowlers were accurate and clinical on a good batting pitch, and were
backed up well by sharp fielding to limit Selkirk`s total to 78 from
Hawick only required a modest 79 runs to win, the batting displays from
the previous weeks game was upper most in many supporters minds. Welsh
& Buekes opened the batting positively and were looking assured.
Hawick hearts were then forced to skip a beat however as Reid bowled
Buekes for 4 and then Welsh was acrobatically caught in the deep by a
tumbling Reid after hooking a short ball from Selkirk “quick” Fenton.
thoughts of the previous weeks collapse were soon allayed as William
Rodgers(19 n.o.) class showed through, with some coaching manual cover
drives and pushes. Hartop joined him at the crease - and if any further
evidence was needed in the case for his Man of the match award – then
his cavalier attacking 36 with boundary 4s to all parts of the ground
closed the trial!
Hawick reached their target with the score hitting 80 in the 19th over.
massive improvement on the earlier games of this season, and with
Melrose to follow at home next week, Hawick have a chance to put their
season back on track.
Stewart bowled well on his return after 2 years absence and Rodgers
batted very impressively, but for his match changing bowling of 4
wickets for 10 runs, and match winning batting Benny Hartop was awarded man of the match sponsored by Ricky Bangar of the New Delhi Bar & Restaurant.
|Saturday, July 17 2010 (19:17) at Philiphaugh|
|Hawick & Wilton 1st XI won toss and decided to field|
||c K Davies
||b G Baillie
||c C Macdougall
||b K Davies
||c A Johnston
||b W Rodger
||c L Fernando
||b K Davies
||b K Davies
||c G Watson
||b K Davies
||run out (G Watson)
||c N Storey
||b W Rodger
||run out (P MacTaggart)
||c P MacTaggart
||b N Storey
||b0 lb0 w10 nb1 pen0
||b K Patterson
||b K Patterson
||b G Fenton
||c R Banks
||b G Fenton
||b J Reid
||b J Reid
||b A Rathie
||b K Patterson
||b D Fenton
||c R Banks
||b D Fenton
||b1 lb1 w6 nb1 pen0
|Weather: Windy Pitch: Soft|
|Umpires: D Welsh|
|Scorers: C H Campbell|
Sponsored by Hoscote Housing
played hosts to Langholm on Saturday hoping to get back to winning ways
but due to late call offs by key players, it wasn't to be.
won the toss and after both captains agreed to reducing the match to 40
overs, put Langholm in to bat. Langholm started off brightly taking the
score up to 36 when Gareth Renwick had Wilson back in the pavilion
after he was given out l.b.w. Another quick wicket fell for Renwick
again when Ashton Smith was caught by Hawick captain Allan Moffat in the
slips. The dangerous Gregor Park came in and didn't waste time but due
to a lack of communication, he ran out Bell with the scores on 50-3.
Hall and Park then repaired some of the damage by taking the score up
to 89 before Moffat had Hall trapped l.b.w. Two quick wickets then fell
when Lahiru Fernando caught Gregor Park who scored 54 behind of the
bowling of Moffat. Johnstone was then bowled by Moffat and Hawick looked
in with a chance of winning the game with the scores on 113-6. However,
after some explosive hitting from Pool and Jardine, Langholm managed to
take the score up to 172-7 when Bruce MacTaggart caught Pool of the
bowling of Fernando for 37. After this Hawick slowed the run rate down
but Langholm still managed to get up to 198 which was a very competitive
total given it was only 40 overs being played.
opened with Allan Moffat and Declan Solley with both (especially
Moffat) punishing anything short until Moffat was bowled for 14 of the
bowling of Wilson. Fernando was quickly dismissed as well when the same
bowler had him given out l.b.w. Solley and Baillie repaired some of the
damage but Baillie was soon caught off the bowling of Little for 13.
Bruce McTaggart was out quickly afterwards when he gave Little an easy
caught and bowled opportunity. Phil McTaggart then entered the crease
but was out after an excellent catch by Little of the bowling of
Pool.This left Hawick in danger with the scores on 50-5. Solley and
Keith Davies then tried to make the scoreboard look a bit more
respectable and took the score up to 67 before Davies gave an easy catch
to Bell having only scored 3 runs. However, after some sensible
batting, Watson and Solley took Hawick up to 117 which made the
scoreboard look a lot more respectable until Solley was bowled off the
bowling of Jardine for 36. Watson and the tailenders (Gareth Renwick,
Pierce Solley and Liam Nichol) stuck in to get Hawick up to 167 which at
one stage looked impossible to reach. Watson finished on 43 not out
falling 7 runs short of a half century.
the greatest of performances but there was a positive to take out from
this match for Hawick and that was how well the young boys did
considering having very little experience of 1st team cricket
Hawick 2nds v Gala 2nds
Hawick played Gala on Sunday hoping to win against their rivals.
won the toss and decided to bat and after quite a slow start G.Ormiston
and S. Quinn began to score freely before Watson caught Quinn of the
bowling off Stuart Hair. R.Hancock joined Ormiston but after some tight
bowling slowed the run rate down. But the pair started to play more
freely and added 70 runs before Hancock was bowled by Stuart Hair
playing across the line for 34. Hawick didn't get any other wickets
until the last over when Ormiston was
out for 80, with a good catch by P. Solley off the bowling of Watson
and Thomson was caught and bowled for 18 three balls later. However,
Alan Henry struck a four to guide Gala to 200 for four from their 40
overs. Stuart Hair was pick of the Hawick bowlers after taking two for 29 and Gavin Watson also took two wickets.
off poorly when Euan Hair was caught by K. Paterson off the bowling of
R. Pringle in the seventh ball of the innings. Gavin Watson then helped
Declan Solley repair the damage before he was unfortunately bowled when
he hit a C.Thomson delivery onto his foot, before it trickled back onto
the stumps to knock the bails off.
brothers then showed resistance but the Hawick innings just collapsed
after that with only Allan Moffat reaching dougle figures with 27 not
out after the Solley brothers were dismissed.
Hawick fell well short of Gala's score off 200 finishing on 133 all out.
Hawick 1st x1 v St Boswells 1st x1
Sponsored by D S Dalgleish
sat Hawick entertained St Boswells with high expectations with new
arrival Lahiru Fernando now joining the team,visiting captain won toss
and had no hesitation in asking Hawick to bat,disaster struck early on
when B MacTaggart fell 3rd ball so Fernando was in quicker than expected
but other opener A Weir also failed to trouble scorers,B Hartop joined
in and they repaired the damage up to 47 before Fernando was out to a
stunning caught and bowled.Hartop followed next over to leave Hawick in
trouble,returning skipper A.Moffat joined P MacTaggart but was soon back
with a unplayable delivery that lifted off good length leaving Hawick
on 50 for 5.G Baillie joined in and both batman played out their skins
to take score up to 106 was also caught and bowled,A.Johnston then
joined in with some lusty blows to take Hawick up to 173 all out with
Baillie continuing his form 28
St Boswells innings they got off to a steady start before Young was
adjuged lbw to Baillie soon followed by dangerman Broom caught behind
2nd ball,Glover joined Mcllory and was takig game away from Hawick until
Johnston struck to remove Glover well caught by Hartop,then Johnston
snapped up Mcllroy in gully of Davies bowling to leave them on 93 for
4.Turnbull played across a straight delivery and then Hunter gave
Johnston an east caught and bowled to leave Boswells on 111 for 6,Wilson
and White took them to 154 before Baillie cleaned up Wilson then White
followed on 167 but their batsman held on with 3 overs to go for a hard
Man Of The Match Andrew Johnston
Hawick 1st XI v Melrose 1st XI
Match sponsored by - Sponsored by Greendale racing.
Runs in the Sun
day of soaring temperatures and a pitch as firm and fast as has been
seen on Buccleuch Park in many a long year saw Hawick welcome Melrose
for their Border league encounter.
Macdougall was again standing in as captain (with Allan Moffat out
injured) and was looking to build on last weeks comprehensive victory
over Selkirk. Melrose called the toss correctly and elected to field
a pitch which looked chock-full of runs, Doug Welsh and Gavin Watson
strode to the crease to open the batting for Hawick, unfortunately
Watson(1) was soon striding back to the pavilion bowled by Melrose
captain Rory Murray. Doug Welsh(14) batted securely until he mistimed a
drive and was caught in the covers. Richard Common(5) looked good on his
all too brief return to action and possibly lack of time in the middle
saw him play around a swinging delivery and was clean bowled. Ali Weir
(Another player returning from a 2 year exile) contributed 11 runs
before Mark Sutherland found a chink in the armour and rearranged the
stumps. Hawick were wobbling on 56 for 4 from 20 overs!
the sight of Hawick and Wilton stalwarts Benny Hartop(46) and Andrew
Johnstone(41) taking control of the match, and Melrose bowling, was as
welcome as a long chilled beverage to the already sweltering supporters,
who were slaking there thirsts accordingly! The pair added 67 runs to
put Hawick in a fantastic position to attack over the remaining 14overs.
Hartop continuing his run of impressive form, and Johnstone hitting six
boundaries including a soaring maximum which hit the top of the High
School music building! Josh Loftus eventually took both mens wickets
bowling Johnstone and trapping Hartop LBW.
Mactaggart entered the fray, and in his trademark cavalier manner
contributed 15 at a run per ball. He was caught in the deep playing a
ferocious drive giving Murray his 4th wicket. The push for
quick runs was now on and Neil Storey (9) perished being cleaned up by
Murray who completed an excellent 5 wicket haul.
Macdougall (2) was then controversially ran out by Ratigan. Lee Stewart
batted aggressively and scored 16 before being caught, which left Greg
Baillie(4) not out.
strong recovery from Hawicks middle and lower order saw them post an
innings total of 175 all out. Tea was taken with the Hawick team knowing
that they would have to bowl well on a track which favoured the bat
over the ball.
Baillie opened the bowling, showing pace and control, and soon had
Alistair Robertson caught by a running Macdougall in the covers. This
saw Melrose`s best 2 batters come together at the crease, and Colin
Greene was looking in fine form until he offered up a caught and bowled
chance to Lee Stewart who clung on to a rapier like drive. Barry Scott
joined A. Prabarkar, and they added 53 runs until Scott drove into the
cover where Macdougall swooped on the ball and whipped a dead eye throw
in to the bowlers end where Scott(29) was ran out attempting a second
run. The score was still rattling along, but the introduction of
Johnstone into the bowling attack proved vital, as he delivered figures
of 10 overs for 11 runs including 3 maidens, and effectively killed off
the visitors challenge.
Storey, looking like a different bowler after a change of ends then
bowled both Ed Wetherly(0) soon followed by Melroses last real batting
hope Prab(37). The visitors tail subsided meekly with Storey adding the
scalps of Jessop(0) and Paisley(0) to his 4 for. Richard Common then
closed the innings with spectacular figures of 3 for 3 from 3!!! This
included Melrose skipper Murray who batted for 37 balls to register an
elongated duck. The innings ended on 113 from 42 overs.
turned out to be a convincing win, the contribution of Hartop with bat,
and Storey with ball swung the balance, but Johnstones all round
credentials were vital and he well deserved his man of the match award
sponsored by Ricky Bangar of the New Delhi Bar & Restaurant.