Great start made by Tweedsiders

Kelso’s 1st XI cricket team won their first game of the season in East League Division Two when Livingston visited Shedden Park on what was a cold and cloudy day.

Captain Dougie Wilson won the important toss on a soft and unpredictable wicket and elected to bowl first.

Kelso soon got the show on the road with Stewart Cessford getting the first wicket in the third over, bowling H. Ahmed for one. Jason Gibson and Kit Rotthier soon joined the party picking up five wickets between them.

Kelso had Livingston on the ropes as the visitors were going along at less than one run an over. Ben Grindell and Steven Patterson mopped up and Kelso restricted the visitors to just 38 off 37 overs.

Kelso got off to a shaky start in their innings with openers Mark Henderson and Robert Hogarth going cheaply. Those wickets brought Steven Patterson and Kit Rotthier to the crease.

A low ball caught out the latter for only seven and Kelso lost another wicket, Ben Grindell’s, before reaching the total required to win the match by six wickets.