Successful Rowan Boland Festival held

Another successful Rowan Boland Memorial Festival was held at Gala Cricket Club on Sunday – with over £250 raised for charity.

A total of six teams took part in the annual under 11 softball event, with Gala, Selkirk, Kelso, Penicuik and Carlton all represented.

And the trophy was shared by Kelso and Gala as both teams won all three of their matches.

A cake sale, raffle and tea and coffee were all sold on the morning, raising more than £250 for the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.

Kenny Paterson from the club said: “Many thanks to all junior players and parents who came along on the day, as well as the various Gala parents and volunteers who helped umpire and score, prepare outfield and pitches, and run the cake, raffle and tea and coffee stall.

“The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust has been a massive supporter of club for many years, including their recent support for our juniors training kit.

As a result, we are delighted to be able to give something back to help their important work supporting young sportspeople in the Scottish Borders.”