Kelso recover from mid-order collapse

Kelso CC hosted Edinburgh CC in their East of Scotland weekend fixture at the notorious Shedden Park.

Callum Davidson bowls for Kelso CC (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)
Callum Davidson bowls for Kelso CC (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Kelso won the toss and elected to bat on a deceptive wicket, which looked to offer something to both sides with either bat or ball.

Kelso got off to a virtuous start, with opener C. Adams and Australian J. Takos steering the Tweedsiders to 77 for one before both were dismissed in quick succession. Edinburgh CC bowled consistently in good areas, which made it hard for Kelso to score fluently.

Kelso’s middle order suffered a collapse, with wickets falling frequently.

However, all-rounders S. Patterson and G. Davidson managed to form a strong partnership which turned the game in their favour.

S. Patterson was the pick of the batsmen, scoring a well-struck 43, and guided Kelso to a total of 162. Strong contributions came from C. Adams 36 and J. Takos 29.

Kelso began their innings with the ball effectively, with left arm quick G. Davidson removing Edinburgh CC’s opener for nought.

The away team fought back with a strong partnership, which tested the Kelso bowlers. Young off-spinner C. Davidson had an immediate impact, tearing through the top order with some superb spin bowling. The young gun was able to take wickets in quick succession, which mounted pressure back on the opposition. C. Adams picked up two wickets for himself, leading the Tweedsiders to an emphatic win.

Edinburgh CC only managed 85 runs in a crucial game for Kelso regarding their league position.

C. Davidson was the pick of the bowlers with outstanding figures of five for from 10 overs, in a truly memorable spell.

Kelso face rivals Dunnikier this coming Saturday at home, in what should be a thrilling affair.