Livy win secures place in semi

GALA overcame baking hot conditions and a stuffy Livingston team to make the semi-finals of the President’s Trophy.

The cup holders restricted their hosts to 124 all out before Graeme Ormiston and Duncan Millar put together a 85-run partnership to see the visitors home.

Livingston won the toss and chose to field on a slow wicket, but crawled to 39 for four in the 17th over. However, a 50 partnership of Asghar and Ahmed frustrated Gala until a mix-up saw the latter run out for 23.

Asghar went on to make a well-constructed 50 as the hosts were eventually all out in the last over. Robbie Pringle grabbed two wickets for just 12 runs, while youngster Jack Halls also bowled well to take two wickets.

Stevie Halls and Ormiston put on a solid 30 runs off 10 overs before the former was bowled by Ashgar senior. He soon had Josh Irvine caught for eight, but Millar and Ormiston played perfectly to see them home.

Millar ended up 56 not out off 54 balls, his second half century of the weekend.