Teries suffer a Contemptible loss

Allan Moffat
Allan Moffat

Hawick’s poor Saturday form continued as they were defeated by three wickets away to Old Contemptibles.

However, despite the defeat, it was a much improved performance from the Teries.

The Buccleuch Park men batted first and got off to the worst possible start when they lost opener Euan Hair in the first over.

Fellow opener Ronan Alexander and new batsman Allan Moffat began to steady the ship before they both fell in quick succession.

Pierce Solley and Stuart Hair picked up where they left off and their partnership began to put the Teries into a steady position.

However, Solley picked out the fielder on the boundary to go for 25 and Hair was caught for a well made 15.

Phil Mactaggart and skipper Lee Stewart kept the scoreboard ticking over, scoring 20 and 17.

Quickfire cameos from Bruce Mactaggart and Craig Macdougall left the visitors on 133 for nine from their 40 overs.

With the ball, Hawick started brightly to keep the home side behind the required runrate despite either of the opening bowlers taking any wickets.

However, Ryan Johnston removed both openers to put the Teries in the driving seat.

Phil Mactaggart dropped a catch off the bowling of Alexander, but he picked up the ball and run out the batsman with a great throw to wicketkeeper Moffat.

Alexander Johnston came back to pick up his third wicket of the game, but a partnership from the Robertson brothers looked to be enough to see the home side to victory.

Two wickets in quick succession at the death from Alexander were not enough for the visitors as Old Contemptibles maintained their unbeaten start to the season.