Six-wicket reverse for Hawick and Wilton

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Hawick and Wilton succumbed to a six-wicket defeat at Heriot’s 3rds on Saturday.

After being put into bat at Goldenacre, Hawick’s Euan Hair got the visitors off to their best start of the season, punishing some loose balls with a quick-fire 23.

Fellow opener Ronan Alexander and Pierce Solley were then both dismissed in single figures to put the hosts in the driving seat. However, Teri wicketkeeper Allan Moffat and Stuart Hair steadied the Hawick ship before Moffat was given out leg before for 23.

Hair made 15, and they were the only other players to make double figures with the ensuing batting collapse putting the Buccleuch Park men in a difficult position – the last five batsman only managing one run between them as Hawick were bowled out for just 97 in what was a very poor display after such a positive start.

Hawick retained some hope, though, as they had bowled teams out for less than 100 more than once this season, and they refused to give up hope despite openers Lee Stewart and Neil Storey bowling well without reward. The home batsman were frustrating the Hawick men who could not find the breakthrough.

The Teries’ leading wicket taker Stuart Hair got Hawick back into the game with another two to pile a bit of pressure on the home side.

Ryan Johnston also got in on the scoring act after taking a caught and bowled, but it wasn’t enough as the capital outfit eased to victory.