Cessford stars in key victory

Kelso stay top of the shop following their seventh league win of the season – away to previously-unbeaten Dunnikier on Saturday.

The home side batted first on what was a poor wicket and outfield, but got off to the worst possible start as Stewart Cessford picked up his first of three wickets with the first ball of the match.

He then took two wickets in the seventh over to leave the hosts 12 for 3. This brought dangerman Tariq Aziz to the crease, but Kelso’s bowlers were too good.

Dunnikier eventually clawed their way to 131 for 8 with Aziz eventually falling for 48.

Needing only 131, Kelso knew they could take their time to reach the total, but they lost two wickets in the sixth over. Captain Doug Wilson fell in the seventh to leave the Tweedsiders on 8 for 3.

This brought Tom Grindell and Craig Adams together, who both helped rebuild the innings before Adams was fired. Ben Grindell joined his brother, putting on a 59 partnership before Tom went for 44.

With seven required, up stepped the final partnership of Calum Davidson and Cessford, who hit the winning runs to give the Tweedsiders a well-deserved victory.