IN PICTURES: Hobkirk hand ba’

Borders hand ba’ events are always fantastic photo opportunities and Hobkirk’s game on Monday afternoon was no exception, thanks to our photographer Bill McBurnie.

Thursday, 14th February 2019, 1:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th February 2019, 1:36 pm
Joe 'Beak' Crawford gets checked out for the ba'.

More than 50 men, including visitors from Jedburgh and Denholm took to the streets to contest four ba’s during the annual game which the uppies won three ba’s to one over the doonies – Read the full story here:

Hobkirk hand ba' was played on Monday afternoon.
Henry Douglas throws up a new ball in memory of his dear friend Doug Aithinson who passed away last year at the age of 68 and never missed Hobkirk hand ba'.
Harry Marsden snatches the ba' from Jamie Bowie.
Harry Marsden makes a break with the ba'.
Callum Liddle is taken to the ground.
John Douglas getting frisked for the ba'.
The first ba' is contested.
Steven Davidson loses the ba'.
John Douglas getting frisked for the ba'.
Play moves towards the church yard.
Graham Bell throws up his silver wedding anniversary ba'.
Hugh Hornby resigns himself to a search.
Clark Skeldon gets the ba'.
Neil Douglas in the middle of the pack at Hobkirk's hand ba'.
Hobkirk hand ba' in full swing.