Victory not handed to Hawick on a Plate

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Hawick defeated Woodcutters by three wickets to claim the Activity President’s Plate title after a quality bowling performance, writes Ronan Alexander.

The Teries bowled first at Broomhall and got off to a dream start, restricting Woodcutters to 24 for four. Pierce Solley took two wickets in his opening spell, with Neil Storey claiming one and a neat run out from Dave McWatters.

Gary Alexander then bowled a tight six-over spell, in which he took one wicket for the loss of just four runs to put Hawick on the front foot.

Stuart Hair, Ronan Alexander and Solley all took a wicket each as the non-league side were bowled out for 78.

In reply, Hawick got off to a flying start before they lost Euan Hair for a quickfire 13 which included one six.

The runs dried up after he was gone, and the wickets began to tumble to leave Hawick seven down with the score just over 60. However, Allan Moffat and McWatters kept their cool and steered the Teries over the line.

On Saturday, Phil MacTaggart’s unbeaten 70 was enough to give Hawick a convincing 148-run victory in their final Division Seven match of the season against Broomhall Seconds.

Hawick made 213 for six while Broomhall slumped to 65 all out, but missed out on promotion.