Hawick and Wilton get back to winning ways

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A GOOD effort from a young Hawick side saw them bouncing back from last Sunday’s disappointing result and performance to record a sprited 20/20 victory over Selkirk at Philiphaugh last Thursday night.

On winning the toss, Neil Storey put Selkirk in to bat on an unpredictable wicket, and his decision paid dividends early on when Declan Solley took a sharp catch off the bowling of Lee Stewart to dismiss the dangerous Everitt. Storey kept the Teries on the front foot when bowling Banks for zero, while Stuart Hair continued his good form with four wickets for only 17 runs.

Despite a stutter halfway through the innings, Hawick managed to restrict Selkirk to 89 for nine wickets off the Souters’ allocated overs, with standout bowling performances for Hawick from Hair 4-17, Doug Bryant 1-17, Storey 1-12 and Stewart 1-21. There were also several good fielding displays by Allan Moffat, Phil Mactaggart, Stewart and Pierce Solley.

Hawick were cautious to begin with but their opening duo of Declan Solley and Moffat put on a solid 17, at which point, Kenny Paterson had Solley caught of Everitt for four. Euan Hair entered the crease and scored a typically quick 12, ably supporting Moffat until the former was bowled by Fenton.

Stewart continued his good form with the bat and joined Moffat in taking the score up to 40 before the latter was caught for 20. Mactaggart and Stewart then took the Hawick score to 69 with some good shots and running until Stewart was removed to a good bowl for a knock of 16.

Bruce Mactaggart came and went for one in typically explosive style, and it was left to Storey and Phil Mactaggart to try and win the match, which they did, through some excellent running, Mactaggart finishing on 20 not out and Storey nine not out.