Forty pictures from the 2019 Jedburgh hand ba’

Doonies came out on top in both the men’s and boys’ games, which were fiercely contested in the town last Thursday.

By Kirsty Smyth
Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 5:11 pm
Beckie and Zach Anderson with Aidan Smith and Nanny Lesley Porterfield throwing the ball up in memory of her dad, Alan Porterfield.
Beckie and Zach Anderson with Aidan Smith and Nanny Lesley Porterfield throwing the ball up in memory of her dad, Alan Porterfield.

The doonies won by seven balls to five in the men’s games, while the lad’s game was decided by just one ball, with the uppies defeated by four goals to three.

The boys in action.
The boys in action.
Ashton Mulligan's Ba' was won by Toby Reid.
A little bump at the courthouse didn't stop Keiran Hayes scoring.
The boys' ba' at Jedburgh.
The boys' ba'.
Erin Frater, Aston Mulligan, Reuben Mortimer, Courtney Megahy and Carter Taylor. Ashton threw the Ba' up in memory of her cousins, John and Steven Frater.
Tattie Elder has a breather.
Greg Nagle tries to get the ba' ahead of former Callant Gary Hogg.
Butcher Alan Learmonth hoping the protective shutters would protect the shopfront window.
Gary Douglas from Hawick at Jedburgh's Hand Ba'.
Chasing the ball.
On the run with the ball.
Owen Gourley tries to free the Ba'.
Loose Ba'.
The men running hell for leather.
James Fender with his winning Ba'.
The search goes on for the Ba' at Jedburgh.
John Szkudro searching for the Ba' .
Searching for the ba'.
Robin Laing wasn't about to give up the ba' too easily.
Greg Nagle and Michael 'Tattie' Elder fight for the ba' at Jed.
Tattie Elder (centre) in the mix for the hand ba' at Jedburgh.
Local hand ba' historian Billy Gillies with Nicola McTernaghan throwing a ba' up for her parents' diamond anniversary and her mum's 80th bithday.
Shirley Rough and Rebecca Waldie checking out the hand ba'.
Time out for a breather.
Aiden Bambrick twisting around the road works at Jedburgh during the hand ba'.
John Szkudro in control in the High Street hand ba' at Jed.
The boys tussle for the ba'.
Veteran hand ba' enthusiast Tam Miller at Jedburgh.
The men reach for the ba'.
Aidan Bambrick not prepared to give up the ba' at Jedburgh.
Keiran Hayes won his ba' reaching the top of the Castlegate in style.
The Boys Ba' was a lot pacier than the adults in the afternoon.
Taylor Smith enjoying the Hand Ba' at Jedburgh as her nan, Lesley Porterfield was putting a ba' up in memory of her dad Alan Porterfield.
The boys about to descend on the ba'.
Traffic tickled past during the Hand Ba' at Jedburgh.
Len Wyse put up £20 for the boys ba' won by Owen Duncan and thrown up by Jedburgh Grammar's head boy Robbie Thomson.
One of the boys goes head over heals in a bid to grab the ba'.
The Boys Ba' was fiercely fought for resulting in a broken window at the courthouse.