A young Hawick and Wilton side suffered an emphatic defeat at Kelso in the Border Sunday League. The Teries being skittled out for just 44 before the home side’s batsman knocked the runs off for the loss of only two wickets.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the signs looked ominous for Hawick when they lost opener Ronan Alexander for just two. Richard Common and Morgan Tait were the only batsmen to make double figures and provide any real resistance for Hawick before the former was run out for 17.
Tait made 12 before a huge collapse came and the Kelso bowlers ran through the Hawick batting line up to leave them 44 all out.
The Teries did put up a fight iand did everything they could to make it difficult for the Kelso batsmen. Skipper Pierce Solley dispatching the Tweedsiders’ opener Ross Henderson to give Hawick a faint glimmer of hope. Ryan Johnston also bowled well without any reward, before Stuart Hair came into the attack and caused the homesters problems with the pace and bounce he was able to generate off the pitch.
Ronan Alexander then found the second breakthrough with Gary Alexander taking the catch in the slips to dismiss opening batsman Callum Davidson. However, it was not enough as Kelso captain Greig Davidson helped see them over the line for a convincing victory.