Mactaggart and Storey get to the end

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A half-century from Phil Mactaggart, helped by Neil Storey in a crucial 48-run partnership, managed to get Hawick over the line with two wickets to spare against Edinburgh II on Saturday.

Hawick bowler Ryan Johnston made the breakthrough with the score on nine.However, after this the Teries struggled, and poor fielding and dropped catches put them on the back foot, but Neil Storey’s two wickets in quick succession put them in the driving seat – the travelling side bowled out for 132.

In reply, Euan Hair and Ronan Alexander set a steady platform before both went to make it 30 for two.

Pierce Solley was the next man out, but Allan Moffat and Mactaggart steadied the ship and took Hawick into the 70s before Moffat was caught behind for 17.

Storey and Mactaggart kept the scoreboard ticking over, the latter reaching his first half-century of the season off just 36 balls.

And despite Storey being bowled for 20, Bruce Mactaggart stayed cool and hit the winning runs.