Best efforts fail to produce home win

Darren Fenton smashed 10 runs in five balls for Selkirk

Darren Fenton smashed 10 runs in five balls for Selkirk

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Gala secured a well-deserved 28-run win over Selkirk in the Border 20/20 League at Philiphaugh last Thursday night.

Selkirk won the toss and put the visitors into bat.

Opener David Boland was in good form until he was bowled for 22, while Jack Halls and Duncan Millar looked set to put on a decent partnership until a disastrous run-out saw the latter dismissed for 7.

Halls soon vacated for 18 after edging the ball to Grant Kinghorn to leave Gala at 50 for 3 in the ninth over.

Kris Mein and Dinesh Tharanga slowly rebuilt the innings and, when Mein (13) was dismissed, Kenny Paterson and Tharanga carried on to add 31 runs.

The visitors made the perfect start by dismissing Selkirk skipper John Everitt for a duck. Darren Fenton smashed 10 runs in five balls before being bowled by Tharanga, who also accounted for Greg Fenton (9).

At 22 for 3, Selkirk were in trouble and, despite the efforts of Rory Banks (14) and Kinghorn (19), they never recovered.