Saints round off season with defeat

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St Boswells’ final Division One game of the season ended in anti-climax on Saturday as they were soundly beaten by Holy Cross.

With an end-of-term feel to the match, St Boswells won the toss and batted first.

Scoring was difficult as the rain fell continuously, with only Steven Broom and Craig Paterson convincing, scoring 45 and 35 respectively, to take the Villagers to 144 all out. Bainbridge and Javed were the star bowlers for Holy Cross, picking up four wickets apiece.

Although a small total, St Boswells were optimistic after picking up two quick wickets thanks to the accurate bowling of Elliot Ruthven, who finished with figures of three for 20.

As the weather improved, so did Holy Cross’ batting as Ellis compiled runs through hard work and some slices of fortune to make 65 and take the visitors to the verge of a six-wicket win.

St Boswells travel to Gala on Saturday for the Border 20/20 final, looking for revenge after Gala won the rescheduled 2012 final earlier in the season.