Rain kills off senior cricket yet again

THE Border Cricket League was a wash-out at the weekend, with both Gala’s match at Melrose and Kelso’s game against Langholm being abandoned due to the wet weather.

After 41 overs, Melrose all-rounder Ali Prabakhar showed his striking power, almost single-handedly leading Melrose to 135 for five when play stopped.

In that time, Graeme Ormiston took 3 for 38 while Andy Lawrie and Neil Crooks took a wicket each.

Meanwhile, Langholm reached 124 for 8 at Kelso’s Shedden Park before persistent rain forced play to be ended.

Top scorer for the Muckle Toon was young opener Andrew Bell who scored 33, with veteran Murray Scott taking three for 18.

Selkirk’s Ronnie Simpson Memorial Trophy match against Hawick was rained off without a ball being bowled.

All action was called off on Sunday in the Border Reserve League and Scottish Cup, although Glasgow Accies gained a walkover against Kelso.

Meanwhile, a Border League squad has been selected for the inaugural District League 20/20 competition at Stirling this Sunday.

The 12-man squad will play two matches on the day in a tournament that also features an East League XI, Strathmore and Perthshire Union XI and Western Union XI.

Border League Squad: David Boland (Gala), John Everitt (Selkirk), Greig Fenton (Selkirk), Michael Fenton (Selkirk), Elliot Hunter (St Boswells), Kris Mein (Gala), Duncan Millar (Gala), Graeme Ormiston (Gala), Stevie Patterson (Kelso), A. Prabarkar (Melrose), Scott Ruthven (St Boswells) and Barry Scott (Melrose).