Single-wicket win rounds off Gala U16s’ season

The U16 Gala cricketersThe U16 Gala cricketers
The U16 Gala cricketers
Gala’s under 16s ended their season on a high note with a nailbiting one-wicket win against East Lothian.

The Gala youngsters helped restrict their opponents to 105 for 9, thanks to some excellent bowling, with Robbie Paterson taking three wickets and Liam Skeldon, Maisie Maciera, Sam McAneny and Jamie Bell all taking one each.

Jamie Bell and Ashley Robertson got the Gala innings off to a good start, with Ellie Wilkie, Robbie Paterson, Maisie Maciera and Sam McAneny also contributing.

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Samuel and Matty Lindores then added some vital runs but wickets also continued to fall.

Going into the closing overs, either side could have won it. But Ruaridh Anderson, Finlay Skeldon and Bailey Paterson took Gala home, with Bailey striking the winning boundary with three balls left.

The club has epxressed thanks to coach and Covid-monitor Stuart Skeldon for his considerable commitment to the junior section during this difficult season, as well as all the parents/carers who supported the club with transport to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

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