KELSO are continuing to set the pace in the East of Scotland Championship following their convincing eight-wicket win over Penicuik.

The visitors did reach a respectable 206 from their 50 overs at Shedden Park.

But the in-form Tweedsiders, with Sammy McMahon reaching 64 not out and Michael Eckford 106 not out, eased past the target with more than five overs to spare.

Gala lost further ground following their 30-run defeat to Edinburgh at Meigle Park.

The visitors set a target of 191 for five from the reduced 35 overs.

Despite Duncan Millar hitting 40 from the crease and Jack Halls opening with 35, the Braw Lads came up short.

St Boswells made it three from three in Division Two with a six wickets win over Holly Cross at the Arboretum.

Thomas Goodwin's 46 helped the Bossie ease past the target of 113.

Selkirk's poor start to the season continued with their third straight loss to sit rock bottom of Division Three.

The Souters suffered a 158-run defeat to Edinburgh Seconds at Campbell Park.

Hawick & Wilton's unbeaten start to life in Division Four was hit by the weather on Saturday.

The Teries' match with Leith was a casualty of the rain.

Melrose weren't in action either.

The Division Four pace-setters were due to face Preston Village but the opponents conceded.

Peebles County returned to winning ways with a comfortable 100-run victory over MDAFS Thirds at Raeburn and move up to fourth behind Melrose.

Down in Division Eight there was an opening day defeat for the Gala-Hawick Development Team at Carlton Fifths.