Sunday saw a return to action at Meigle Park as Gala’s Sunday Select XI took on Peebles County in a 30 over friendly.
The game was in significant doubt due to the heavy rain which had hit the Borders the week previous but a brilliant effort by Gala’s volunteer ground staff meant the game went ahead of the artificial wicket.
Peebles batted first and racked up 167 for six wickets with Slater top scorer with 71. Dinesh Tharanga took three wickets, while Robbie and Scott Paterson and Liam Skeldon claimed a wicket each.
In reply, Gala looked in real trouble at 96 for 6, still needing 72 runs to win from their final eight overs.
But up stepped Scott Paterson to smash 51 not out, including six 6s to lead the hosts to victory in the 29th over.
Finlay Rutherford also scored 47 while there were valuable contributions from Jamie Bell, Graeme Ormiston and Jamie Crooks. Niall Burns claimed four wickets for County.
Many thanks to Peebles for the game.Next fixture is this Saturday when the firsts will play against Selkirk. Saturday 12 September is another game against Peebles and on Sunday 13th September Gala are due to play Melrose.
All matches were off last week due to the weather.
This Wednesday the under 16s are due to play East Lothian away and then the under 12s host Peebles on Friday evening.
The Club are delighted with the backing that our supporters, members and sponsors have shown by sticking with us during what has been a very difficult time.
The 1st XI sponsors are Sinclair Duncan, Keith Irvine Plastering and Channel House Salon; while the juniors’ efforts are assisted by support from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust, MKM Building Supplies, Caravan Fix and Cademuir Engineering.
All supporters/sponsors are listed on our website – www.galacricketclub.co.uk.
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