Moffat knock and Alexander’s bowling makes it four-in-a-row

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Hawick beat RHC 3rds by 60 runs

EAST LEAGUE DIVISION SEVEN

Captain Allan Moffat hit 77 to help Hawick record their fourth consecutive victory against RHC in Edinburgh, writes Ronan Alexander.

Openers Gary Alexander and Declan Solley got the Teries off to a steady start before the latter was bowled for nine. That brought his brother Pierce to the crease, who made 10, which included a huge six that went out of the ground and could not be retrieved.

Moffat looked to continue his good vein of form, as Alexander departed after being stumped for a solid 32.

This then sparked a batting collapse as Bruce and Phil Mactaggart and Euan Hair fell cheaply.

Moffat batted through all of this with a flurry of fours, and was eventually run out for a superb knock of 77 as the visitors reached 177 for nine from their allotted overs.

Hawick started off brightly, with opening bowlers Neil Storey (1 for 9) and Lee Stewart (2 for 9) bowling extremely well in their opening spells, making runs hard to come by for the opposition. The Buccleuch Park men had their opponents effectively five down, with two batsmen retiring hurt, before RHC’s star man Pieter Fourie came to the crease.

However, he struggled to find a batting partner, with Hawick taking wickets at the other end, including two for Stuart Hair.

Ronan Alexander came on and removed the main man Fourie for 42 with the first delivery he bowled at him and went on to claim three for 14 as RHC finished on 117 in the 40th over.