Ladies do well, but ultimately defeated

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ST Boswells Ladies narrowly lost their debut match against Glasgow Accies in the newly-formed Scottish Women’s National League.

Accies, who had comfortably won their previous two matches, scored an impressive 185 for five off their 30 overs, with Sam Haggo top scorer on 79 not out.

Caitlin Ormiston conceded just eight runs from her four overs, while Rebecca Oliver claimed two for 38.

In reply, Joanna Dixon scored 51 and Ellie Savage notched an unbeaten 41, while coach Kathryn White hit 39 not out. The Borders side finished on 172 for 4, just 13 runs short of Glasgow’s total.

Assistant coach Ross Patterson said: “The team showed a lot of commitment and determination to get so close to Accies’ imposing total.”

St Boswells play Ayr in their first league home match this Sunday.