Beaten by the Biggar boys

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GALA Under-13s travelled to Peebles to face the Biggar/Peebles combination and struggled to an eight-wicket defeat.

Batting first, the Meigle Park lads never got going, with only Elliot Mitchell getting into double figures.

They lost wickets regularly, and but for a generous host team, with 36 extras, would not have got to a competitive total.

When it was their turn to bowl, a loose opening spell got Biggar/Peebles off to a great start.

The Gala attack did slow down the run rate, but couldn’t take the wickets they needed to pressure the home side.

It took Biggar-Peebles until the first ball of the final over, but they eventually reached their victory target for the loss of only two wickets.

Gala

J. Halls, b Adams 8

R. Irvine, c Slater b Savage 1

R. Brand, c Adams b McGrath 8

E. Mitchell, b G Stewart 14

K. Halls, b G Stewart 0

A. Hastings, b Jones 6

A. Crooks, b G Stewart 1

L. Marr, c R Stewart b Adams 0

J. Easson, not out 1

A. Hume, not out 1

Extras 36

Total for 8 76

Biggar-Peebles

J. Savage, b J Halls 6

H. Adams, retired 32

R. McGrath, c Brand b Hastings 4

G. Stewart, not out 12

H. Jones, not out 3

Extras 16

Total for 2 77