Promotion push goes on for Teries

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HAWICK & WILTON made it five in a row in the East League Division 7 with a victory over Edinburgh CC at Buccleuch Park.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first. The opening partnership ended on 74, with Gary Alexander removing the batsman lbw for 49, his replacement going on to make 36 before being dismissed by Paul Rayner.

Ronan Alexander came back into the attack and got his first wicket of the match and the visitors closed on 218 for four.

Hawick built up a steady total with their openers, but still lagged behind until Bruce MacTaggart joined Allan Moffat at the crease. The pair batted aggressively to keep the Teries in the match.

Moffat was caught for a solid 43 and MacTaggart for 47 with the hosts still requiring six runs per over.

Dean Anderson and Ryan Johnston got the home side over the line in the last over with Anderson keeping his nerve for an unbeaten 15, Johnston finishing 3 not out in what was a great victory for Hawick as they continue their push for promotion.