Gala cricketers set for busy weekend

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WITH the wet weather devastating the local cricket scene, one Borders club is preparing to play four games in four days this weekend.

Gala have played just one match in over a month due to the constant rain which the region has endured.

It means the Meigle Park men travel to Selkirk in the Border 20/20 League tonight (Thursday), host Dumfries in the Murgitroyd 20/20 National Cup qualifier tomorrow, are at home to Royal High Corstorphine on Saturday in East League Division 3, followed by another home fixture against Edinburgh South in the President’s Trophy quarter-finals.

Potentially, the team could bat and bowl 260 overs in the four days, around 16 hours on the field.

Gala captain Stevie Halls said: “We have had a terrible summer weather-wise, and have not played one match in the last five weeks.

“As a result, we have been left with a backlog of games including this weekend’s schedule.

“I can’t remember having to play a schedule such as this.

“It will be tough, but with the squad having been left frustrated with call-off after call-off in recent weeks, they are looking forward to the challenge.”