Gala progressed to the regional semi-final of the Murgitroyd 20/20 competition when they squeezed past Melrose at Huntlyburn.
Batting first, the home side got off to a solid start before Neil Crooks and Dean Moir saw the visitors make a breakthrough.
Gala lost their openers in the first three overs before Duncan Millar and Josh Irvine picked things up. Teetering at 44 for five, Kenny Paterson calmly picked off the runs and, along with Scott Paterson, took the score to 67. Halls and Dinesh Tharanga kept their cool to see Gala home with 10 balls to spare.