Alexander records first 100 to send Hawick into pole position

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Hawick & Wilton beat

Teuchters by 104 runs

Gary Alexander scored the first century of his career at Buccleuch Park last Saturday to set the Teries on their way to becoming joint table leaders.

The home side were put in to bat and got off to a solid start, with Gary and Ronan Alexander laying a solid platform.

The father-and-son pairing put on 74 for the first wicket before the latter was bowled for 25. Pierce Solley joined Alexander at the crease and they continued to take control of the innings. Solley continued his good form of the previous week and made 26 before Christo Beukes stepped up for a fine 34. Alexander continued to dominate and gave away no real chances, remaining unbeaten on 107 at the end of the innings.

Playing with only eight men, Teuchters needed 226 from their 40 overs, with only seven wickets required for Hawick.

The opening pair put on 37 for the first wicket, which came from Neil Storey, who proceeded to take a second as Allan Moffat had the batsman stumped. After the two openers had been dismissed, Teuchters’ wickets began to tumble with Stuart Hair joining in on the act with a quick brace.

Beukes bowled a tight seven over a spell which only conceded 11 runs and also managed to get his name in the scorebook. Ronan Alexander picked up Hawick’s sixth wicket to leave the visitors on 66. However, the last pair put up an excellent fight and put on 55 runs before Stuart Hair found the last wicket with a run-out in what was a convincing win for the hosts.