Gala make it nine victories in a row

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GALA won their ninth East Division Two game in a row against Dunnikier, taking a huge step towards promotion with Marchmont being defeated by Heriots 2nds.

In what was a makeshift Gala side, opening bowlers Kris Mein and Scott Paterson bowled tightly, with Paterson getting the early breakthrough.

Change bowlers Dinesh Tharanga and Graeme Ormiston bowled exceptionally well, taking eight wickets between them, including five wickets for Ormiston.

Tharanga removed Saafraz Mohammed for 29, after he struck two huge sixes, and opener Sajid Saeed for 20 with a well-taken catch by Craig Thomson.

Josh Irvine took the final wicket to restrict the visitors to 146 all out.

With skipper Stevie Halls missing, Ormiston and Tharanga opened the batting and put on 54 for the first wicket before the latter was caught for 23.

Irvine joined Ormiston at the crease and both reached half-centuries, putting on an unbeaten 93 run partnership to see the Braw Lads home.