Big-hitting Ruthven hits Largo for six

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A much-depleted St Boswells 1st XI made the long journey to the East Neuk of Fife to play Largo 1sts in was expected to be a tough match.

Nevertheless, the Villagers took one look at the short boundaries of Upper Largo and made plans for some big hitting, opting to bat first as the rain dried up.

Following a steady start, acting captain Stephen Broom stepped up to the crease alongside Elliot Ruthven, and in the space of 17 balls he hit six sixes before finally falling for 80 in the 28th over.

By the time Ruthven was out for a magnificent 138, just one more wicket fell as St Boswells ended their 50 overs for 309 runs despite Largo bowling not one wide or no ball.

Following a spell of rain and a punishing bowling attack from the visitors, led by Broom and Barney Waugh, who managed to complete 12 overs in around half an hour, putting four home batsmen out for just 20 runs in the process, Largo conceded the game approximately 140 runs short, pushing St Boswells up the table.