TOM Galbraith fell agonisingly short of a century in Kelso’s 204-run win over Melrose in the Border League at Shedden Park.
The talented Eastern Academy batsman was bowled for 99 by Mark Sutherland, after a 154 run partnership with Australian Tim Wightman (83) as the Tweedsiders ended on 301 for 5.
Only Ali Prabakar (25) and Ross McLennan (44) managed to make it into double figures for the visitors, as Melrose were bowled out for 97 in 29 overs.
Stevie Patterson claimed four for 18 from his nine overs.
T. Galbraith b Sutherland 99
M. Henderson ct McKay b Prabakar 0
T. Wightman c McKay b Jessop 83
S. Patterson c McKay b Jessop 4
J. Gibson not out 37
R. Taylor b Bently 30
R. Henderson not out 13
Total for 5 301
A. Robertson run out 3
A. Prabakar ct Taylor b Patterson 25
S. Mosley b Gibson 0
R. McLennan b Fingland 44
S. McKay b Patterson 2
M. Ali c Fingland b Wightman 0
T. Bently b Wightman 4
E. Jessop c Gibson b Patterson 1
J. Loftus b Patterson 0
M. Sutherland c M. Henderson b Galbraith 3
M. Runciman not out 1
Total all out 97