Youths finally get league off ground

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After a few false starts, Gala Under 13’s finally got on the pitch when they hosted Melrose in a Border League match at Meigle Park.

Melrose batted first and were restricted to 63 for 4 in their 20 overs with Howard retiring on 30.

For the home side, Edwardson picked up two wickets for eight runs and Halls and Harris Rutherford a wicket each.

In reply, Gala lost Easson, Halls and Bell early, but a good partnership between Finlay Rutherford and Edwardson took Gala to the brink of victory. Rutherford retired having reached 30, before Gow and Scott saw the home side to victory with almost four overs to spare.