Carlton 3rd XI 2017 Fixtures and Results
Sunday 30th April 1pm
ESCA Division 2
W
Carlton 3
v
Largo
H
GL

Largo 144 all out (Mikey Brown 3 for 21)

lost to

Carlton 145 for 2 (Alan Murray 54*)

Scorecard

Nobel prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman characterises human thought into two distinct varieties. System 1 thought is fast, instinctive and emotional whereas System 2 is slower, more deliberate and more logical. He uses this framework to describe the different way our minds work when trying to solve the sums “2 + 2” and “78 + 91”. With the former we recognise it as something we know and immediately access the answer from memory. For the latter we instinctively know it is a sum, and one that we can work out but it requires us to actively engage in the process of solving it. The 3s opening fixture of the 2017 season in the heady heights of ESCA Division 2 provided a perfect case study for Kahneman’s research.

Paul won the toss and inserted an under strength Largo at a sun drenched Grange Loan with a strong easterly wind sweeping across the beautifully manicured ground. Mikey Brown came up the hill with the breeze at his back with Rory Allardice flighting it into the wind at the other end. Largo openers made a watchful start in the face of some accurate bowling with Mikey eventually making the breakthrough in the 9th over to remove Mowat with only 16 on the board. Change bowlers Nick Thomson and Alan “Spike” MacLeod kept the pressure on, ably supported by some energetic fielding from the youth element in particular. Warrender and Robertson were getting used to the conditions and pushed the score onto 70 for 1 at drinks but this increase in tempo did not come without risk. A bit too much System 1 thought brought a run out as both batsmen ended up at the same end and Paul threw down the stumps forcing opener Warrender to depart for 44. Spike then picked up new man Brown with the penultimate delivery of his spell. Ethan Wood replaced Nick and hit the top of Gillin’s off stump in his first over. Al Murray also had early success bowling Sneddon with a full swinging delivery, despite his best efforts to look like an off-spinner. Al also bowled Scott and more emotional calling saw Mikey run out Largo skipper Bentley from slightly shorter range with Nelson on the board. The opening bowlers returned and Mikey had Bentley Snr adjudged LBW in the 35th over. Last man Filsell dug in and saw Robertson to his half century before Mikey brought things to a close bowling the Largo number 3 for a well made 60. The Fifers finished on 144 all out in the 39th over. Carlton had bowled and fielded well but Largo would rue the impetuous nature of some of the calling. Youngsters Euan and Cameron and Mo threw themselves around in the outfield to great effect and were a major contributor to restricting the visitors to less than 150.

After a fine tea with all major food groups represented (with the possible exception of salad) Douglas Blood and Al set out for the middle. Gillin and Brown opened for Largo but there were sufficient loose deliveries on offer to let Douglas reap full toll. Al had his System 2 mode fully engaged and was decidedly more scratchy. Brown was struggling coming down the hill and was replaced by Scott who had immediate success when Douglas’s edge was well taken by keeper Warrender. His quick fire 29 off 25 balls had done the job and got the home side off to a flier. Skipper Paul strode to the crease and after a little early rustiness started hitting the ball cleanly. Not quite cleanly enough, however, which meant that the batting pair with a combined age of 99 were forced to complete an all run 4 followed by a 3 and then a 2 in successive deliveries. Just when Paul was looking set to take the game away from Largo he picked out midwicket off the bowling of Bentley. Nick joined Al at the crease with 81 on the board in the 15th over meaning the home side were well on top but Largo’s bowling was also becoming much more frugal. At drinks Carlton were 101 for 2 and both batsmen's System 2 thoughts were to the fore. Slow and deliberate would be an accurate description of Al’s progress towards his half century and Nick was, logically, playing each ball on its merits. In the 31st over Al reached his landmark and Nick hit the winning runs in the 33rd to complete fine first outing for the 3s in Division 2.

In Kahneman’s language this was a victory for “slow” thinking. The runouts in the Largo innings were “fast” thinking and that really hindered their chances of posting a challenging total on a quick scoring GL surface. Despite Douglas and Paul scoring at around a run a ball it was controlled and deliberate. Al was the epitome of “slow” thinking and with Nick’s measured support ground out a much needed win for Carlton on the opening weekend of the season.

Saturday 6th May 1pm
ESCA Division 2
L
Livingston
v
Carlton 3
A

Carlton 3s 74 all out

lost to

Livingston 75 for 8 (Mikey Brown 3 for 18)

Scorecard

 
Saturday 13th May 1pm
ESCA Division 2
W
Drummond Trinity
v
Carlton 3
A

Drummond Trinity 88 all out (Duncan Sutherland 5 for 23)

lost to

Carlton 3s 89 for 8

Scorecard

 
Sunday 21st May 1pm
ESCA Division 2
W
Carlton 3
v
St Boswells
H
GL

Carlton 3s 153 for 9 (Eric Edwards 41)

beat

St Boswells 81 all out (Harry Simpson 5 for 17)

Scorecard

 
Saturday 27th May 1pm
ESCA Division 2
T
Holy Cross
v
Carlton 3
A

Holy Cross 195 for 9

tied with

Carlton 3 195 for 8

Scorecard

 
Saturday 3rd June 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Morton
v
Carlton 3
A
 
Saturday 10th June 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
Falkland 2
H
GL
 
Saturday 17th June 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
SMRH 2
v
Carlton 3
A
 
Sunday 25th June 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
Fauldhouse
H
GL
 
Saturday 1st July 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Largo
v
Carlton 3
A
 
Saturday 8th July 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
Livingston
H
Cav
 
Saturday 15th July 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
Drummond Trinity

H

Inv

 
Sunday 23rd July 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
St Boswells
v
Carlton 3
A
 
Saturday 29th July 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
Holy Cross

H

Pef

 
Saturday 5th August 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
Morton

H

Mea

 
Saturday 12th August 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Falkland 2
v
Carlton 3
A
 
Saturday 19th August 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Carlton 3
v
SMRH 2
H
Pef
 
Saturday 26th August 1pm
ESCA Division 2
 
Fauldhouse
v
Carlton 3
A
 

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