Cricket: Edinburgh South fall to Kelso in East One

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Despite three wickets from Cheslyn Clark and two from Abhishek Desai, Edinburgh South lost out to Kelso in Baillie Gifford East One.

Only two matches out of five beat the weather in the division with Inch Park playable as Edinburgh South looked to build on the previous week’s win over Watsonians II.

Edinburgh South won the toss and put Kelso in to bat. Desai took a wicket early to reduce the Borderers to 8-1 an in general it was a good bowling showing by the home attack.

South African Clark was the pick of the bunch with 3-22 with Desai finishing with 2-26 and Charles Barratt, Farhan Sheikh and Luke Johnson chipping in with one wicket apiece.

Kelso finished on 150-8 from their 50 over and in reply Edinburgh South lost top three men Desai, Paul Reddish and Clark cheaply to leave them 28-3.

The hosts never recovered and they were bowled out for just 82 to lose by 68-runs.

At Boghall, in the only other East One match, West Lothian were frustrated as they were 116 all out chasing a victory target of 120 set by Dunnikier.

In East Two, Livingston saw off Falkland II by 102-runs at the Turpie & Co Sports Ground.

Ruan Erasmus made 65 and Hamad Ahmed 39 as the West Lothian outfit made 157-6 batting first from 40 overs.

Alan McDonald took three wickets for Livingston in the visitors’ reply and was supported by two wickets by Ahmed.

Morton go into this week’s tough Murgitroyd Masterton Trophy match with Mazars Grange on a high after an 86-run win over Westquarter & Redding in the same division.