Youngsters beat the weather

Despite a spirited showing, a depleted Gala side lost by eight wickets to Hawick in a Borders Under-14 League match at Meigle Park.

In a game reduced to 16 overs a side, due to the wet weather, Hawick put the hosts into bat first and, following a shaky start, Gala got themselves back into the game and finished on 59 for 4.

Alexander and Johnston got Hawick off to a flying start before being pegged back by Gammie and Rutherford.

Some accurate bowling from Hastings accounted for both openers, but Brogan and Welsh saw the visitors home in the 12th.