Villagers find form

St Boswells ended their three-game losing streak against bottom club Dunfermline at the Green on Saturday.

The visitors were sent out to bat and opening bowlers Elms and Ruthven quickly took a wicket apiece, and a suicidal run out of Lowe had Dunfermline teetering on 38 for 3.

There was some controversy in the innings as Amir appeared to be caught behind, but the umpire gave a not out.

Amir fell shortly after, though, as did star player Waqis Ahmed, to joint captain Kathryn White, who went on to be the side’s best bowler on 3 for 14, with Dunfermline all out for 141 after 46.3 overs.

It was not a huge total to reach, but higher than the current St Boswells season average, therefore no chickens were hatched as ‘wee’ Elliot Ruthven and returning veteran, and calming influence, Jamie Glover put on a steady 109 partnership for the first wicket, which all but won St Boswells the game. Both went shortly after their 50s, caught off the bowling of Brown. Broom came and went for 16, Young went for a golden duck, but Williams and Graham saw the home side through in 33.3 overs with four wickets down.