Solid batting makes it six for Hawick

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A COMFORTABLE away victory against Broomhall II saw Hawick and Wilton notch their sixth win on the bounce.

Captain Allan Moffat won the toss and chose to bowl first, with rain forecast for later.

The hosts made a steady start, but Pierce Solley made the breakthrough with Stuart Hair and Gary Alexander also in the wickets. The latter removed the opening batsman for 42, thanks to a sharp one-handed catch by Declan Solley.

Ronan Alexander removed the late-order batsman, clean bowled, before Pierce Solley took the final wicket with a deceptive slower ball.

The visitors got off to a slow start with openers Gary Alexander and Declan Solley finding runs hard to come by as the rain started. They were both removed in quick succession, with Phil MacTaggart following soon after, leaving the Teries in a spot of bother.

But Euan Hair and Pierce Solley steadied the ship, with Hair hitting a huge six before falling for 22. Neil Storey came to the crease and knocked off the runs with Solley ,who finished 34 not out in a solid innings.