Under-15s match goes to the wire

Opening St Boswells batsman Scott Ruthven survived an early appeal from the visitors during Saturday's match against Dunfermline.

Opening St Boswells batsman Scott Ruthven survived an early appeal from the visitors during Saturday's match against Dunfermline.

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Gala Under-15s edged out their Hawick counterparts in a tight match that saw the home side reach their target with two balls remaining.

Hawick batted first and skipper Rowan Alexander provided the substance to their innings with an unbeaten 43. Alex Hastings and Alistair Crooks took two Hawick wickets, while Jack Halls, Robbie Irvine and Lawson Marr all put in tight spells.

In reply Halls took charge with an undefeated 51 before retiring with the hosts just a few runs short.

A nervy end saw Hawick take the match into the last over before a ball flicked off Alex Hastings’ pad for a leg-bye to end the match.