Irvine shows class at Goldenacre

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GALA travelled to Goldenacre to face Heriot’s 2nd XI and recorded a comfortable seven-wicket victory, passing the home side’s total of 148 in only 30 overs.

Stevie Halls asked the home side to make first use of a firm wicket with a slick outfield providing full value for the batsmen’s shots, however, the Gala bowling attack was up to the task, taking wickets at regular intervals to restrict the home side to 148.

In reply, Stevie Halls set off like a train, regularly finding the boundary with powerful drives and flashing cuts. David Boland was content to provide support and the pair took the score to 49 before Anderson got past Boland’s defence.

Josh Irvine also looked in fine form as he and Halls took the score to 100 before Halls was yorked for a classy 64, including 12 boundaries.

Duncan Millar soon followed Halls but Gala had no further mishaps as Neil Crooks joined Irvine, who found the boundary at regular intervals as Gala reached their target with 20 overs to spare.