It’s a family affair as Buccleuch Park men topple league leaders

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Hawick & Wilton cricket club recorded back-to-back wins after defeating league leaders Livingston by 72 runs in an excellent all-round team performance.

The Teries batted first with a father and son opening combination setting the tone as they put on 62 for the first wicket, with Gary Alexander being the first man out after making a quickfire 41.

A steady partnership of 53 between Ronan Alexander and Allan Moffat meant the Buccleuch Park men were in an excellent position to kick on in the latter stages of the innings, after Moffat was well caught on the boundary for 23. Alexander completed his first half-century as he and Phil Mactaggart looked to up the scoring rate, but neither were able to bat through to the end as they were both caught after making 71 and 28 respectively.

Neil Storey helped guide Hawick past 200 after an unbeaten 13 as Livingston were set 204 runs for victory. Storey then went on to bowl an outstanding opening spell and was extremely unlucky not to get a wicket as he finished with figures of allowing a mere 10 runs from his eight overs.

Gary Alexander managed to pick up two wickets as both openers were dismissed before Clark and Jarvis began to rebuild the innings. Jarvis went out for 34 off the bowling of Gary Alexander, leaving Livi on 86 for three. Dean Anderson took the wicket of Clark for 28 while Khalid (20) was caught on the boundary by Morgan Tait off the bowling of Ronan Alexander, with the youngster taking his second wicket of the match soon after. Two wickets from Ryan Johnston and Tait meant the visitors finished on 131 for nine in what was a great performance.