West Lothian bowled over by fantastic fielding feat

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A devastating spell of swing and seam bowling from Galashiels dismissed West Lothian II for just 30 in Saturday’s East Two League match.

Playing at Linlithgow, Scott Paterson was first to strike, removing Whitton with his first ball, and the procession of West Lothian batsmen continued as the Gala strike bowlers shared all 10 wickets between them as the visitors were bowled out by the 17th over.

Paterson ended with 5 for 13 and Kris Mein 5 for 14.

The pair were assisted by some excellent catching behind the bat, with Graeme Ormiston taking two catches at first slip and Stevie Halls two in the gully.

Credit must also be given to West Lothian, who continued their innings through some squally showers and were quick to return to the pitch as soon as the one heavy shower that caused an interruption had passed.

In reply, Gala lost two wickets in chasing down their target in eight overs.

First Stevie Halls (8) drove a Ronalson full toss to mid-off then David Boland (6) was caught in the gully off Strachan, but Duncan Millar and Kris Mein saw Gala home with no further mishap.

West Lothian II

A. Whitton, c Ormiston b Paterson0

J. Strachan, lbw b Paterson1

J. Miller, c S Halls b Mein0

G. McNab, lbw b Paterson5

K. Smith, b Mein2

C. Ronalson, c Ormiston b Paterson7

J. Smith, b Mein1

A. Gurr, c S Halls b Paterson2

A. Newman, b Mein5

D. Brown, b Mein1

B. Kilpatrick, not out2

Extras4

Total all out30

Gala

S. Halls, c Miller b Ronalson9

D. Boland, c Kilpatrick b Strachan6

D. Millar, not out8

K. Mein, not out7

Extras1

Total for 231

Elsewhere last week, Gala Under-13s were bundled out of the Scottish Cup by a good Carlton side at Peffermill.

After putting on a good total of 124, the home side ripped through the Gala batting line-up, with only three batsmen, Finlay Rutherford, who batted through the innings for 23 not out, Jamie Crooks and Chris Bell troubling the scorers as the visitors were bowled out for 57.

Earlier, Charlie Edwardson and Rutherford had bowled a tight opening spell, but the Gala lads were unable to contain the home batting line-up for long. Rutherford and Kerr Halls both picked up two wickets for Gala, while Edwardson took one wicket in an economical spell.