Carlton 1st XI 2017 Fixtures and Results
Saturday 29th April Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
L
Glenrothes
v
Carlton
A

Glenrothes 249 for 9 (Calum Everett 3 for 52)

beat

Carlton 206 all out (Michael Herdman 45, Ali Shah 32)

Scorecard

Saturday 29th April and the first game of the 2017 season. Carlton had an away fixture against Glenrothes at Gilvenbank.

Glenrothes won the toss on a considerably good wicket for the start of the season and elected to bat first.


Opening the bowling was overseas star Michael Herdman (2/35) and Calum Everett (3/52). It was a tough start for our bowlers though as a few opportunities were missed early on. Fred Culley (91) and Aidan Justus (46) put together an opening partnership of 167.

However, there was a great effort from the lads after drinks with 9 wickets taken for 82 runs. Gosain – 1/47, Beattie 2/52, Hudson 0/38, Pillai 0/28. Glenrothes 249/9 form their 50 overs.


Carlton batting innings started off with Beattie(17) and Macpherson(29). Angus edged one to the keeper and in came Herdman (45). The second wicket partnership was looking good until Macpherson was run out. Pillai (15) came in and was looking to settle down when he top edged one and was caught.

Ali Shah (32) was building a partnership with Herdman and kept the scoreboard ticking for some time. Herdman was eventually bowled when he misjudged a ball that stopped dead in his tracks.

Tom Simpson (16) joined Ail Shah at the crease to look at building a steady partnership but he was trapped LBW. Our next 5 batsmen could only add 20 runs onto the scoreboard as Carlton were bowled out for 206 in 45 overs.


A tough defeat for the lads but a good learning curve to get us well prepared for the remainder of the season.

(GH)

Tuesday 2nd May (Evening)
T20 Masterton Trophy
W
Carlton
v
Edinburgh University
H

Edinburgh University 70 all out (Arun Pillai 4 for 7)

lost to

Carlton 71 for 0 (Fraser Watts 44*)

Scorecard

Bowling:                            Batting:

Evans        2/0/7/0            Watts 44*

Keddle      3/0/10/2          McCann 22*         

Southwell 3.4/0/10/2

Gosain      2/0/9/1

Beattie      4/0/25/0

Pillai          4/2/7/4

Saturday 6th May Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
L
Carlton
v
Grange
H

Grange 310 for 4

beat

Carlton 226 all out (Michael Herdman 96, Rory McCann 47)

Scorecard

Photos

Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Alan Murray

Shortly after 3.30 pm, a light roller was called in by new skipper, Evans, who had earlier led the boys out in his first league game with the captain’s hat on.

The scoreboard said 311 to win, which could have been made to look smaller with a good start, but losing Watts to a caught behind in the 2nd over is definitely not a good start. And it wasn’t long before Macpherson followed him back into the pavilion in a similar fashion.

Things started to look under control when McCann, batting at number 4, started timing the ball very well, very early and raced ahead of Herdman. Though we were still behind the asking rate, a partnership was building. At mid-innings break, a good 200 odd runs were still required, but with 8 wickets in hand and 2 set batsmen in the middle the chase seemed to be on.

When McCann fell 3 runs short of his half century the onus was on the middle-order to bat alongside Herdman (below), but things took a turn on the wrong side for Carlton and none of the following batsmen stayed long enough in the middle to make an impact.

An unselfish Herdman tried to push the tempo and cleared the ropes twice before miscuing one to finish on 94, and with that the chase was over. Boyd and Keddle showed glimpses of their form with a few crisp hits to the fence, but a few wouldn’t do and when Gosain holed out to deep square leg we were short by 84 runs.

Earlier, debutant Keddle couldn’t have had a better start when he had Flannigan leg before off his first delivery (below). But with Mommsen and McCallum delivering on the day, and a few missed opportunities, Grange had put more than enough on the board. 

It must be said, the day was scripted in favour of ex-Carlton boys Mommsen and Aslam, with a century and four-for against their names respectively.

(AP)

Photos from David Potter on Cricket Europe

Thursday 11th May (Evening)
T20 Masterton Trophy
W
Edinburgh CC
v
Carlton
A

Carlton 140 for 8 (Fraser Boyd 56)

beat

Edinburgh CC 131 for 9

Scorecard

 
Saturday 13th May Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
W
Carlton
v
Falkland
H

Carlton 309 for 7 from 44 overs (Fraser Watts162, Michael Herdman 63)

beat

Falkland 83 all out (Grant Keddle 3 for 10) [Target: 311]

Scorecard

Photos

The third fixture of the league season saw the first team take on Falkland, at a chilly Grange Loan. Though winning the match remained the primary goal, enjoying the day’s play was another key focus, collectively agreed by the squad. Early innovation by the club captain marked the first step towards doing so. Bizarrely, the team found themselves engaging in warm up exercises that almost no-one had ever completed before in their lives. Engaging in high knees (and almost hamstring kicks), whilst moving backwards, helped create a light-hearted atmosphere, something that abruptly changed when the youngies vs oldies match was due to start. As always, the match was plagued by blatant errors that appeared to reject the written rules of the sport. Many of these would have been pounced on by an impartial referee and for such a reason, we will move swiftly on…

As expected, the toss was lost and Carlton were put into bat on a wicket that looked fairly even for both bat and ball. Watts and Macpherson opened up and despite there being some sideways movement off the wicket, guided the score to 15 for the loss of no wicket. At this point, the heavens soon opened, resulting in both teams being confined to the changing rooms. During this period, LMS squads were organised for the season, some may say too hastily…

Following the time off, the sun soon came out and the match was back underway. Unfortunately, Macpherson played a loose drive after not too long and was caught and bowled, shortly after a booming drive for 4. Following this early loss, Watts and Herdman guided the team nicely, putting on a 178 run partnership, placing the team in a very strong position. After the dismissal of Herdman, Pillai entered the crease and importantly added another 74 runs to the scoreboard, alongside Watts. The home side continued to tick along and score at a good rate, even after the eventual fall of Watts for a brilliant 162. What resulted was a final total of 309 from the reduced maximum of 44 overs.

As always, teas were lovely and helped to refuel the players for a dynamic 44 overs in the field. The home side then got off to a strong start, with Evans picking up the wicket of Meikle with only 9 on the board. The team continued to buzz through the overs and put pressure on the Falkland batting line up, something that resulted in Herdman picking up an LBW, his first wicket of the day. Shortly after, another breakthrough came when the dangerous Nawalage was dismissed, Herdman again the bowler. This left Falkland in the tricky position of being 25 for 3, whilst also operating behind the required run rate. Paul and Sullivan did well to rebuild things for the away side, piling on 43 runs before Grant Keddle, ‘the Welsh Wizard’, picked up his first in the match. Carlton then remained firmly in the ascendancy, with Falkland managing only 15 more runs before being bowled out during the 25th over.

Overall, the match proved especially positive. It marked the first win of the season and set the benchmark for how the team should operate throughout the rest of the season, particularly in the field. The team looks forward to building on this victory for the remainder of the season, embracing the challenges that lie ahead.

(KM)

Sunday 14th May Noon
Citylets Scottish Cup Round 1
W
SMRH
v
Carlton
A

SMRH 22 all out (Michael Herdman 5 for 7 inc hat-trick, Ali Evans 3 for 1)

lost to

Carlton 25 for 0

Scorecard

Photos

Saturday 20th May 1pm
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
SMRH
v
Carlton
A
RAINED OFF
 
Thursday 25th May (Evening)
T20 Masterton Trophy
W
Carlton
v
Musselburgh
H

Carlton 241 for 2 (Tom Simpson 97, Ali Shah 87*)

beat

Musselburgh 20 all out (Michael Herdman 4 for 0, Omar Ahmad 3 for 9)

Scorecard

 
Saturday 27th May Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
W
Carlton
v
Aberdeenshire
H

Carlton 245 all out (Michael Herdman 104)

beat

Aberdeenshire 170 for 9 (Michael Herdman 3 for 26) [Target: 200 in 36 overs]

Scorecard

Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Colin Campbell

Photos

Sunday 28th May Noon
Citylets Scottish Cup Round 2
 
Clydesdale
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 3rd June Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Carlton
v
Heriot's
H
Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Bill Borthwick
Saturday 10th June Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Forfarshire
v
Carlton
A
 
Thursday 15th June (Evening)
T20 Masterton Trophy
 
Carlton
v
SMRH
H
 
Saturday 17th June Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Carlton
v
Watsonian CC
H
Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Alan Kemp
Thursday 22nd June (Evening)
T20 Masterton Trophy
 
Grange
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 24th June Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Arbroath United
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 1st July Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Carlton
v
Glenrothes
H
Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Angus Mair
Saturday 8th July Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Grange
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 15th July Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Falkland
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 22nd July Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Carlton
v
SMRH
H
Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Alastair Ritchie
Saturday 29th July Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Aberdeenshire
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 5th August Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Heriot's
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 12th August Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Carlton
v
Forfarshire
H
Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Archie Gray
Saturday 19th August Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Watsonian CC
v
Carlton
A
 
Saturday 26th August Noon
CSL Eastern Premiership
 
Carlton
v
Arbroath United
H
Carlton are grateful for the generous support of our match sponsor: Jill Millar

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