Weather continues to blight cricket season

ST BOSWELLS, UNITED KINGDOM - 9 July 2011: 'Border League Cricket'St Boswells v Gala'David Boland Batting''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance)
ST BOSWELLS, UNITED KINGDOM - 9 July 2011: 'Border League Cricket'St Boswells v Gala'David Boland Batting''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance)

GALA’S hopes of retaining the Border League crown were left hanging by a thread on Saturday after rain again ruled and stormy conditions meant that only 17.2 overs were played.

Earlier, St Boswells skipper Steven Broom had won the toss and inserted Gala to bat on a slow, damp wicket.

Gala openers Grahame Ormiston and David Boland found scoring extremely difficult, but dealt with the opening overs effectively.

Scott Turnbull and Rory Elms continued to exploit the uneven bounce and managed to make things very difficult for the batsmen.

Ormiston built the proverbial brick wall alongside Josh Irvine, with the St Boswells attack only managing to remove Boland (8) before the heavens opened and made further play impossible, leaving Gala on 27-1.

Kelso v Hawick and Selkirk v Langholm were also abandoned because of the weather.