The 1st XI made the long journey north for the second week in a row to play Stoneywood Dyce. Winning the toss skipper Chayank Gosain chose to bat first and a half century opening stand laid the base for a fine batting performance. Arun Pillai top scored with 88 and some late order hitting from Corne Dry (49) and Parker Neame (46) helped the 1s post 309 for 8. In reply the home side were struggling at 78 for 3 at the halfway stage when the rains came and no further play was possible. The 1s headed home with a 68 run win, thanks to D/L, and back to third in the table.
The 2nd XI entertained Kelso at Grange Loan and also won the toss and batted. A decent start, led by Pete Gill (37), gave way to the customary collapse and only a decent knock from Harry Simpson (30*) took the 2s to 172 for 9. Two early wickets for Rory Allardice and one from Omar Ahmad gave the 2s hope and although they did pick up two more wickets rain forced them off in the 32nd over with Kelso 25 runs ahead on ELC.
The 3rd XI welcomed Boroughmuir to Pefermill and bowled out the visitors for 123 in the 40th over. Rua McIntyre & skipper Brad McKay picked up 3 wickets each in a very solid all round bowling display. 22 for none became 31 for 5 but Nick White (45) & Zaki Yusaf (41) saw the 3s home in the 27th over.
The 4th XI had the week off but the 5th XI made the short trip to the Inch to play Edinburgh South 2s. Bowling first they restricted the home side to 146 for 7 with 6 bowlers taking a wicket each and a run out. The chase got off to a good start but the loss of 4 quick wickets had the game in the balance at 109 for 7 and two U14s at the crease. A rain break added to the tension but Rory Ledingham (14*) and Jack Taylor (15*) calmly got the 5s over the line in the 29th over.
On Sunday the U15s travelled to Stirling for Finals Day of the ECB Cup (Scottish Region). Playing Gordonians in the semi-final the youngsters held them to 82 for 8 in a match reduced to 17 overs a side. Pick of the bowlers were Isaac Foley (3-11) and Rua McIntyre (2-14). The U15s made hard work of the chase with only Murray Johnson (36) finding any fluidity with the bat. The long batting order paid off as Charlie Kentish & Jamie Beattie saw them home with 9 balls and 3 wickets to spare. In the final against Watsonians the U15s batted first and again Johnson (53ret) provided the mainstay of the Carlton total of 115 for 6. Kentish (12*) and Beattie (13*) again combing well at the death. Beattie also picked up two wickets in his first spell to ensure Watsonians didn’t get off to a flier and when Ewan Hutchinson claimed the third in the 16th over the rate was 8 an over. The equation became 12 from the last over (a tie would see Watsonians win due to fewer wicket lost) with Beattie kept his nerve admirably to see Carlton lift the cup after a 4 run win.