Wilson’s huge ton secures impressive Kelso win

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Kelso beat Peebles County by 177 runs

EAST LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR

Kelso captain Dougie Wilson scored his second century in as many weeks as he helped Kelso to a huge win at Peebles.

The Tweedsiders welcomed back the experienced Stephen Robson to the starting XI and although they made a shaky start with the loss of a couple of wickets, Wilson and Stevie Patterson steadied the ship with a fine partnership of 139.

Patterson reached 50 before being bowled by James Knight, while Wilson finished up on 138 not out.

Peebles’ reply was left in tatters by a superb spell of opening bowling by Tom Grindell and Andrew Gray, reducing the hosts to 16 for 5.

County’s tail dug in, but eventually were all out for just 58, with Peter Walker top-scoring on 15.

Kelso

D. Wilson not out 138

M. Henderson b McCosh 5

N. Dagg lbw McCosh 0

S. Patterson b Knight 50

T. Grindell c & b Cresswell 3

T. Roberts not out 19

Extras 20

Total for 4 235

Peebles County

P. Murray c Henderson b T Grindell 3

A. Cresswell c Wilson b Gray 5

J. Brophy b T Grindell 0

J. Knight b Gray 0

C. McCormick st Henderson b C. Davidson 1

E. Kapp b T. Grindell 0

J. McCosh lbw Roberts 11

P. Walker b B. Grindell 15

R. Wilson b B. Grindell 0

M. Graham not out 0

G. Graham did not bat

Extras 21

Total for 9 58

z Meanwhile, Kelso beat Melrose by 101 runs at Shedden Park in a Borders Sunday League match.

Kelso scored 209 for 9 with Andrew Gray (67) and Tom Grindell (54) top-scoring.

The Melrose reply faltered with only opener Barry Scott (38) offering any resistance as they were all out for 108.