Gala edged out

Melrose captain Rowan Williams led his side to a 13-run win over Gala Sunday XI in their friendly at Meigle Park.

The Huntlyburn side made 144 all out from their 30 overs, with Williams top scorer with 32.

Harris Rutherford made a welcome return with a fine spell of 3 for 13, while Dinesh Tharanga (3 for 10) also on target.

In reply, Gala started well with Jamie Crooks (45), Finlay Rutherford (27), and Stuart Anderson (20) leaving the hosts needing 62 to win from the final 11 overs with nine wickets in hand.

But Gala lost three wickets in five overs to leave them struggling, and in the end finished on 131 for seven.

Williams was best bowler with 3 for 25.

Thanks to Melrose for making the trip to Gala for the game.

Melrose

R. Brett b D. Tharanga 1

D. Crawford run out (J. Crooks) 11

D. King b H. Rutherford 26

A. Scott ct J. Bell b H. Rutherford 0

O. Rilley ct A. Sujan b D. Tharanga 30

J. Loftus st F. Rutherford b G. Ormiston 6

A. Scatt b G. Ormiston 0

M. Barr ct H. Rutherford b J. Crooks 5

R. Williams ct A. Sujan b D. Tharanga 32

M. Rogerson not out 2

E. Barr b H. Rutherford 1

Extras – 17

Total – 144 for ten wickets

D. Tharanga 5-2-10-3; A. Sujan 2-0-13-0; H. Rutherford 3.1-0-13-3; G. Ormiston 4-0-26-2; L. Skeldon 3-1-6-0; J. Crooks 6-0-39-1; J. Boyle 3-0-12-0; J. Bell 2-0-11-0; M. Rutherford 1-0-6-0.

Gala

F. Rutherford b R. Williams 27

S. Anderson run out 20

J. Crooks b R. Williams 45

A. Sujan lbw R. Williams 0

D. Tharanga ct D. King b R. Brett 15

H. Rutherford ct D. King b A. Scott 13

G. Ormiston run out 5

J. Bell not out 1

Extras – 5

Total – 131 for seven wickets

M. Barr 5-0-22-0; J. Loftus 5-1-17-0; R. Brett 5-0-13-1; A. Scott 5-0-25-1; D. King 5-0-25-0; R. Williams 5-1-25-3.

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