Hawick Under 12s Cricket Team Claim Borders Railway Sponsored Trophy

Hawick emerged the winners of the Rowan Boland Memorial Under 12s Trophy on Sunday 19th July at Meigle Park hosted by the Galashiels Cricket Club.

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The cricket tournament was played between four sides – hosts Gala, Hawick, Melrose/Gala Select and Selkirk – with the young ‘Teries’ winning all three of their games to reclaim the trophy for Hawick, with Gala finishing runners up.

The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust is a charity set up following the death of Gala CC junior player Rowan Boland in 2010.

The Most Valued Player of the tournament was Liam Skeldon of Selkirk, who was recognised by the umpires for his overall contribution and efforts to encourage his team-mates.

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Liam Skeldon with Wilma Henry

Gala Cricket Club thanked Borders Railway Community Fund for its sponsorship which allowed all the players to receive a certificate, food and drink, medals for the top two sides and the MVP trophy.

Craig Bowman, Senior Communications Manager for Network Rail, said: “The Borders Railway Community Fund was set-up in 2013 to support community engagement and safety has since distributed a total of £15k across 70 local groups. This is a great example of that in action. It sounds like it was a fantastic day enjoyed by everyone – a great tribute to Rowan Boland.”

Rowan Boland Memorial Trust committee was also thanked for their support on the day, as well as the parents, players, umpires, scorers, groundsmen and The Trophy Guy.

In the last financial year it handed out over £10,000 to young athletes in the Borders to help them climb the ladder in their chosen sports.