Thrilling finish to under-14 match

Gala’s and Melrose played out an exciting Border Under-14 League match at Meigle Park, with the visitors eventually winning with eight balls remaining.

Gala were given a solid foundation by skipper Finlay Rutherford and Jamie Crooks, while Chris Bell finished the innings off in style as they posted a solid 101 for 4 from 20 overs.

In response, Owen, Howard and King got Melrose off to a flyer to the extent that just 18 runs were needed from the last eight overs. Gala piled the pressure on and wickets started to fall, but scrambled running saw the visitors home in the penultimate over.