Skipper steers Hawick to home victory

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Hawick and Wilton saw off the challenge of Murrayfield DAFS on a gloriously sunny Saturday at Buccleuch Park.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat, with openers Declan Solley and Gary Alexander putting on 49 for the first wicket, before the latter fell for 37.

The Teries found themselves struggling at 65 for three with a very low run rate. Phil Mactaggart came in to partner captain Allan Moffat as they tried to up the pace. Moffat achieved his side’s objective, hitting 22 runs from just one over, including four fours and one six. Mactaggart was bowled for 13, and Lee Stewart caught for eight.

Moffat batted through to the end and finished 83 not out as Hawick posted a competitive 182 for seven.

Murrayfield got off to a flying start with the bat as D. Kidd scored 40, before being stumped off the bowling of Alexander. Kidd’s opening partner, I. Shiels, fell soon after, being caught and bowled again from the bowling of Alexander.