Winning weekend for Borders sides

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It was a succesful weekend for Borders sides in the East Leagues, with one side gaining promotion and another edging ever closer to it.

Division One outfit St Boswells were defeated by four wickets by Grange 2nds.

Gala are on the brink of reaching Division One after defeating Largo by seven wickets, with Robbie Pringle claiming three victims.

In Division Three, Kelso bounced back from two consecutive defeats with a 25 run victory over promotion chasing Livingston. Steve Patterson scored a half century and Murray Scott took four wickets.

Selkirk sealed promotion to Division Four with a 44 run victory over struggling Musselburgh 2nds, with Greg Fenton claiming a six wicket haul.

In Division Seven, Hawick & Wilton bowled RHC 3rds out for only 35, with Gary Alexander taking five wickets. The Teries scored 114 with the bat, Phil Mactaggart top scoring with a quickfire 31, as they ran out comfortable winners.

In the Border Sunday League, Manderston defeated Gala by 52 runs in a high scoring match. George Taylor and Hayden Martin scoring half centuries, Dinesh Tharanga top scoring for Gala with 45.

Elliot Ruthven scored an unbeaten century as St Boswells defeated Hawick by 60 runs, Euan Hair’s 34 runs not enough for the Teries.