A WIN over league leaders St Boswells sees Selkirk just one step away from a Border League Cup final.
Batting first, the Souters got off to a great start with John Everitt and Greg Fenton taking the score up to 49.
Fenton went for 19 and Rich Young bowled John Graham soon after for a duck and at 52 for two it looked as if Selkirk’s chances were slipping away.
But Rory Banks and John Everitt started to up the pace, taking the team into triple figures before Banks was caught and bowled by Bryan Potter for 31.
Everitt passed his 50 before falling to Jordan Broom for 56, but Darren Fenton (24 not out) and Jordan Reid (19) added another 35 runs before a couple of late wickets fell.
Selkirk ended with a very competitive 165-7 off their 40 overs.
Greg Fenton then launched into an impressive bowling spell which saw Bossie key man Steven Broom off for 22.
When Jordan Reid picked up another couple of quick wickets by getting Young (5) and Kathryn White (1), Bossie were 35-3 and in big trouble.
Greg Lane and Rory Elms started to recover the innings when veteran Malcolm Ford rolled back the years and snared Lane for 12. Jordan Broom (7) and then Rory Elms (29) were Ford’s next victims and when he got Craig Wilson caught for three and bowled Brian Potter for 13, his five-wicket haul for only 17 runs was complete – the visitors teetering on 101-8.
Some lower order resistance delayed the inevitable before Gavin Deans was bowled for 11, the Villagers finishing on 120 all out.
A win over Kelso – who have already been beaten by the Bossie boys – in two weeks’ time would set the Souters up nicely for a final against either Langholm or Gala.
J. Everitt, lbw b J. Broom 56
G. Fenton, c Chambers b White 19
J. Graham, b Young 0
R. Banks, c & b Potter 31
D. Fenton, not out 24
J. Reid, c Young b S. Broom 19
C. Fairbairn, c Chambers b S. Broom 0
C. Walker, run out 1
Total for 7 165
S. Broom, b G. Fenton 22
R. Young lbw b Reid 5
K. White, c Banks b Reid 1
G. Lane c G. Fenton b Ford 12
R. Elms c Everitt b Ford 29
J. Broom, b Ford 7
C. Wilson, c Everitt b Ford 3
B. Potter, b Ford 13
J. Chambers, not out 5
S. Hunter, run out 2
G. Deans, b D. Fenton 11
Total all out 120