Welcome to Carlton Cricket Club
Carlton are the current champions of Scotland. We run 6 senior league teams including a women's XI, 11 junior teams and have a thriving junior coaching programme for boys and girls. In all, more than 400 members play and watch their cricket at Grange Loan, Edinburgh - undoubtedly one of Scotland's most beautiful grounds. New players at all levels very welcome - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Carlton's captain for the 2017 campaign will be Scottish international bowler Ali Evans. Ali, who has come through the Carlton youth ranks, takes over leadership of the 1st team from Head Coach Stevie Gilmour.
And rejoining the club after his previous visit in 2012 will be Queensland based all-rounder Michael Herdman. Herdy will also be joining the Carlton coaching set up for the summer, assisting the Head Coach with supporting the Carlton youngsters over the summer.
Carlton have secured the services of Colin Smith as their new Head Groundsman. Colin was previously Head of Ground at Edinburgh University's Peffermill playing fields and takes up his new role at Grange Loan on 1st February.
After many years of fantastic voluntary service, Alasdair McLeod will be taking a back seat in 2017. Happily, Alasdair is not stepping away from Grange Loan entirely and intends to continue to volunteer on the ground.
Carlton are kicking off the new year by launching an exciting new venture - the Carlton Performance Squad. The initiative, which will be led by Head Coach Stevie Gilmour and Club Captain Fraser Watts, is aimed at players in the 16 to 25 age bracket.
The aim of the Performance Squad is to provide our younger players with tailored opportunities to learn and develop, so further improving our ability to prepare our cricketers for the challenges of 1st team action.
Carlton will begin their 2017 CSL Eastern Premiership campaign on Saturday 29th April with a trip to play Glenrothes.
The 2s start at home to Grange 2s in the ESCA Championship, while the 3s make their debut in Division 2 following last year's promotion, starting with a home match against Largo. The 4s, who also move up a division, will visit Largo 2s in week 1, with the 5s starting their campaign two weeks later when they host the Gala/Hawick 2nd XI.
The 2016 senior awards saw Hugo Southwell and Chayank Gosain pick up the 1st XI batting and bowling prizes, while the main women’s awards went to skipper Ruth Willis (batting) and Heather Tait (bowling).
Cheeky and Ruth also picked up the respective Player’s Player of the Year Awards, while Hugo Southwell was, to no-one’s surprise the runaway winner of the Six Hitting trophy and Cheeky also won the club fielding prize.
Carlton players were out in force at the annual ESCA dinner as guest speaker Sandy Strang handed out the 2016 trophies.
3rd XI duo Alan MacLeod and Paul Kentish received the top bowling and batting awards respectively for ESCA Division Three, while 4th XI stalwart Eric Edwards picked up the Division Six batting award. There were also individual awards for juniors Ruairidh Main and Murray Johnson with the 5th XI winning an ESCA Fair Play Award.
Carlton CC is also very grateful for the generous support of The Plum Trust and our Patrons.