Water and cricket just don’t mix

The downpour put paid to any cricket at Philiphaugh on saturday
The downpour put paid to any cricket at Philiphaugh on saturday

HAVING not hit a ball in anger since June 9, Selkirk’s 1st XI cricketers are hoping for fair weather this weekend.

Unlike last week which, as you can see from our picture, was a total washout.

With the East of Scotland league already quarter of the way through the Souters are looking to hold onto their unbeaten record at the top of division six when they hopefully travel to play Boroughmuir IIs tomorrow.

On Sunday the club play host to the 2012 Border Sixes (noon start).

Selkirk are in Group One along with Langholm, Biggar and Melrose, while Group Two compromises Gala, Hawick, Kelso and St Boswells.

Schedule as follows: noon, Game 1, Group 1, 1st Innings, Langholm v Melrose; 12.15pm, Game 2, Group 2, 1st Innings, St Boswells v Hawick; 12.30pm, Game 1, Group 1, 2nd Innings, Langholm v Melrose; 12.45pm, Game 2, Group 2, 2nd Innings, St Boswells v Hawick; 1pm, Game 3, Group 1, 1st Innings, Biggar v Selkirk; 1.15pm, Game 4, Group 2, 1st Innings, Gala v Kelso; 1.30pm, Game 3, Group 1, 2nd Innings, Biggar v Selkirk; 1.45pm, Game 4, Group 2, 2nd Innings, Gala v Kelso; 2pm, Game 5, Group 1, 1st Innings, Langholm v Biggar; 2.15pm, Game 6, Group 2, 1st Innings, St Boswells v Gala; 2.30pm, Game 5, Group 1, 2nd Innings, Langholm v Biggar; 2.45pm, Game 6, Group 2, 2nd Innings, St Boswells v Gala; 3pm, Game 7, Group 1, 1st Innings, Melrose v Selkirk; 3.15pm, Game 8, Group 2, 1st Innings, Hawick v Kelso; 3.30pm, Game 7, Group 1, 2nd Innings, Melrose v Selkirk; 3.45pm, Game 8, Group 2, 2nd Innings, Hawick v Kelso; 4pm, Game 9, Group 1, 1st Innings, Langholm v Selkirk; 4.15pm, Game 10, Group 2, 1st Innings, St Boswells v Kelso; 4.30pm, Game 9, Group 1, 2nd Innings, Langholm v Selkirk; 4.45pm, Game 10, Group 2, 2nd Innings, St Boswells v Kelso; 5pm, Game 11, Group 1, 1st Innings, Melrose v Biggar; 5.15pm, Game 12, Group 2, 1st Innings, Hawick v Gala; 5.30pm, Game 11, Group 1, 2nd Innings, Melrose v Biggar; 5.45pm, Game 12, Group 2, 2nd Innings, Hawick v Gala; 6.30pm, Game 13, final, winner Group 1 v winner Group 2.

z Calling all parents! Selkirk Cricket Club are running a cricket camp this summer.

Sessions will be run at Philiphaugh from noon til 2.30pm every Wednesday and all children – boys and girls – aged eight and up are welcome to attend.

The camp is free and no previous cricketing experience is required. All equipment will be provided by the club and the weekly sessions are designed as a fun introduction to cricket for novices, while also allowing those children with some experience to develop and enhance their skills.