Rain puts paid to Hawick hopes

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After posting a competitive total 211 for seven with Allan Moffat making 84, Hawick and Wilton were left frustrated as the rain meant they couldn’t force a result at struggling Dunfermline who are stuck at the foot of the table.

The Teries got off to a terrible start as Ronan Alexander and Ewan Hair were dismissed in quick succession. Moffat and Gary Alexander then got things back on track for the promotion-chasing side, putting Hawick in a good position to kick on in the latter stages of the innings before Alexander was removed after making an important 44.

Skipper Phil Mactaggart scored 22, with Neil Storey adding 13, and Bruce Mactaggart an unbeaten 14 as the Teries posted over 200 yet again, illustrating the strength of their batting this season.

Hawick opened strongly with the ball and Storey and Ronan Alexander bowled tight spells with the latter picking up the only wicket of the innings as Ewan Hair took the catch.

The rain then began to fall and with Dunfermline only nine overs into their innings and the ground unfit for play to resume, the match was abandoned. However, promotion rivals Livingston also had their match cut short due to the weather, so Hawick remain in second place and firmly in the hunt for promotion.