Kelso Harriers Sevens

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Run by: Kelso Harriers

Where: Kelso

Winners play for:

Notes: This was a rugby union Sevens tournament alongside the Athletics at Kelso Harriers’ Sports Day.

Past winners

  • 1897 Jed-Forest ‘A’

Tournaments

18 September 1897

6 teams: Hawick, Melrose, Selkirk, Gala, Jed-Forest, Kelso – were pencilled in for the Sevens but there were no Hawick or Selkirk teams represented on the day. Scratch teams of Gala Abbotsford players and Jed-Forest ‘B’ players took their place.

First round:

Gala Abbotsford 5 Kelso 0

Melrose 8 Jed-Forest ‘B’ 3

Jed-Forest ‘A’ 3 Gala 0

Semi-finals:

Melrose 3 Gala Abbotsford 0

Jed-Forest ‘A’ received a bye.

Final:

Jed-Forest ‘A’ 3 Melrose 0

Teams

18 September 1897

Gala:

Whitton, Hepburn, Tait, Scott, Kemp, Brown and Dobson

Jed-Forest ‘A’:

J.H. Wight, W.S. Oliver, J. T. Mabon, A. Brownlee, J. F. Jeffrey, R. Douglas and R. Hunter

Kelso:

Gray, Barnes, Tait, Bell, Turnbull, Mather and Wilson

Finalists:-

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002162/18970925/090/0003

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