Gala cricketers win by a dozen runs

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Gala secured an excellent 12-run win at Grange 2nds to remain in the top half of the Baillie Gifford ESCA Championship table.

In a rain-affected match, reduced to 35 overs and played at the home of Scottish cricket, a Gala win looked highly unlikely when they were reduced to 16 for three batting first.

But Sri Lankan professional Upul Indrasiri, making his league debut, and Duncan Millar put on a brilliant partnership of 149 to take the Braw Lads to 180 for four, reports Kenny Paterson.

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Indrasiri ended unbeaten on 108 not out and Millar made 48 to set Grange a challenging total.

The home side also made a poor start, with Dinesh Tharanga and Scott Paterson claiming the wickets of their openers, Brock and Blain, to leave Grange 8 for two.

Further wickets fell but Donaldson (33) and Scott (73) led a comeback which put the game on a knife edge.

But Ash Rhode's introduction proved pivotal, claiming the wicket of Scott and ending with four wickets for 25 as Grange ended on 168 all out.


S. Ponneri b F. Peet 0

F. Rutherford ct M. Hancock b D. Davidson 3

J. Irvine lbw b F. Peet 6

U. Indrasiri not out 108

D. Millar b J. Cairns 48

A. Rhode not out 4

Extras - 11

Total - 180 for four wickets

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F. Peet 7-2-38-2; D. Davidson 7-2-13-1; A. Docherty 7-0-43-0; J. Cairns 7-0-33-1; A. Aniruddhan 5-0-29-0; S. Blain 2-0-20-0.

Grange 2nds

J. Brock b D. Tharanga 6

S. Blain ct G. Ormiston b S. Paterson 1

J. Cairns ct G. Ormiston b D. Tharanga 18

J. Donaldson run out 33

M. Chohan lbw U. Indrasiri 0

C. Scott ct D. Millar b A. Rhode 73

M. Hancock ct U. Indrasiri b A. Rhode 19

A. Docherty st D. Millar b A. Rhode 1

D. Davidson ct S. Ponneri b A. Rhode 7

F. Peet ct D. Millar b S. Paterson 0

A. Aniruddhan not out 0

Extras - 6

Total - 168 for ten wickets

S. Paterson 7-0-39-2; D. Tharanga 7-1-31-2; J. Halls 4-0-20-0; U. Indrasiri 7-0-28-1; S. Ponneri 4-0-22-0; A. Rhode 4.4-0-25-4.