Monthly Archives: May 2011

Souter Nerve Holds Steady; Braw Lads Not Quite Braw Enough

At 11/3 matters looked bleak for Selkirk and they looked grim again a couple of hours later when Gala motored to 43/2 off just four overs. 2nd XI cricket, however, is a game of undulating fortunes and it’s to Selkirk’s … Continue reading

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Village People Abuse Their Visitors Mercilessly

St Boswells cantered to a comfortable eight wicket victory against Selkirk on Saturday thanks to powerful innings from the Villagers’ Steven Broom and Jamie Glover, both of whom wreaked havoc on the Selkirk bowling. Remarkably Selkirk’s total of 106 was … Continue reading

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Selkirk No Match for Dumfries

Selkirk proved no match for Dumfries in the Murgatroyd 20/20 Cup on Friday night as the Nunholm side romped to a comfortable nine wicket victory. An understrength Selkirk side struggled against their national league opponents and could only muster 65 … Continue reading

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Wilkie Collars Melrose; Brings Eildon Men to Heel

A dashing half-century from Ranald Wilkie was the highlight of a grand team performance as Selkirk’s 2nd XI defeated Melrose by 74 runs on Sunday to remain unbeaten for the season. The Souters are currently top of the Border Reserve … Continue reading

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Rain Men Save Gala; Thwart Selkirk

Selkirk’s chances of defeating their ancient rivals Gala were, alas, washed out by rain on Saturday. Having won the toss and opting to bowl Selkirk restricted the visitors to 211/9 off their allotted 50 overs only for persistent rain to … Continue reading

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They Played at Selkirk #1 Keith Miller

A new series celebrating the great cricketers who have played at Philiphaugh. Many splendid players have trotted out from the pavilion to play here but few have been finer than Keith Miller. Nearly 3,000 test runs at an average of … Continue reading

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Turkish Song of the Damned

Let’s play Hunt the Silver Lining! If this Castleholm debacle is the worst performance of the season and if the ignominy of it all prods players towards self-improvement then it will (or may) not have been an entirely wasted day. … Continue reading

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