Ladies not given much of an opportunity to shine against men

St Boswells Ladies opened up their season in the Colts League with a 20-over match against their village counterparts.

Upon winning the toss, gents’ captain Alan Rutter chose to field and put the ladies in to bat.

The opening partnership of Rebecca Oliver and Joanna Dixon settled in well against Elliot Ruthven and Rutter, and moved the score along to 16 before Dixon departed after being bowled by Craig Paterson for seven. This brought Rebecca Waldie to the crease with Oliver and the pair put on 33 for the second wicket before Oliver was caught by Ruthven off the bowling of Amir Hosnay for 22.

Ellie Savage and Waldie then chipped away at the St Boswells bowling before Waldie was run out for eight and Amy Ward run out for one, leaving the ladies defending a score of 69-4.

After opening the bowling, Ruthven and Rutter then opened the batting, requiring 70 to win.

They paced their innings impeccably, knocking the ball down and running hard between the wickets, giving the women very few opportunities.

The one wicket to fall was that of Rutter, going to a catch from Waldie off Eilidh Dickson for a swift 15. Ruthven ended the innings on 32 not out with Craig Paterson four not out, and St Boswells reaching the target inside in 12 overs.

Both teams played well and look set to have successful seasons. The ladies section would like to thank Milestone garden and leisure for their support for the forthcoming season.