Selkirk’s Vice-Captain Defeats Gala

A quick visit to the first net session of the new cricket season proved the perfect preparation for Rory Banks on Tuesday night. The cricket club’s newly-installed Vice-Captain had to leave the session early to warm-up to take his place at fly-half for the Souters’ Border League fixture against Gala at the “other” Philiphaugh.

The 19-year old went on to score all the points as Selkirk took the spoils by 19 points to 10. Banks converted his own smartly-taken interception try and added four penalty goals as the home side gained some measure of revenge for Gala’s victory in the Premier League earlier this season. The victory makes it likely Gala cannot qualify for the final of the Border League whereas Selkirk’s hopes of retaining the title remain alive.

Asked by Borders Rugby Radio if this was the highlight of his career young Banks answered with a resounding “Definately” [sic].

It’s one thing putting in this kind of performance on the rugby field, however, and another doing so on the cricket field. Nevertheless, a standard has been set…

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