WEE PAPER photographer Grant Kinghorn was put under immense pressure on Saturday by the local quick-fix cricket team.
The Selkirk snapper had intended to shoot half an hour of the St Boswells v Edinburgh South Division Two fixture at the Green before sauntering over to Philiphaugh to record Selkirk 1st XV’s Division Six tie with the Teuchters.
No sooner had he set up his trusty tripod at the first venue, however, than news came hot off a text message that the Teuchters innings was almost over, with a total of only 17 posted.
After taking a couple of hasty, but quality, images at The Green the hard-pressed part-time pressman hightailed it back to the Royal Burgh, keeping within the regulation speed limits of course, just in time to capture Selkirk openers John Everitt and Greg Fenton surpass the target after only three and a half overs, winning the game for Selkirk by 10 wickets.
“It was touch and go for a while, but I made it in the end,” said a much relieved Kinghorn. “I thought it may have been a record of quickest game ever but then I remembered a few I had played in back in the days and recalled being on the receiving end of some pretty sair drubbings.”
Saturday’s victory made it eight league wins out of eight for the Selkirk 1st XI and a win at Dunbar tomorrow would almost certainly secure them a promotion place.
R. Bartsch, b Paterson 2
T. Southgate, c Unknown b Reid 0
M. Newberry, lbw b Reid 0
J. Gray, b Reid 0
P. Swan, b Reid 6
G. Inch, b Paterson 5
A. Islam, c Unknown b Paterson 2
B. Babbington-Tambling, b Paterson 0
P. Sparrow, not out 2
R. Styles, b Paterson 0
H. Sundqvist, b Reid 0
Total all out 17
J. Everitt, not out 8
G. Fenton, not out 11
Total for 0 19