Hawick bowlers keep DAFS at bay

HAWICK and Wilton took on Murrayfield DAFS on a glorious sunny day at Buccleuch Park, writes Rowan Alexander.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat with openers Declan Solley and Gary Alexander putting on 49 for the first wicket before the latter fell for 37. The Teries found themselves struggling at 65 for three with the run rate very low. Phil Mactaggart came in to partner captain Allan Moffat as they upped the pace, with the latter hitting 22 runs from just one over.

Mactaggart was bowled for 13, Lee Stewart for eight, but Moffat batted through to the end, finishing 83 not out as Hawick posted a competitive total of 182 for seven.

Murrayfield came out to bat, and got off to a flying start with batsman D. Kidd scoring 40, before being stumped off Alexander. A batting collapse was to follow, with the last eight wickets coming for only 17 runs, Neil Storey claiming three victims, Craig MacDougall picking up two wickets, and Stewart taking one, as Hawick ran out victors by 95 runs.