Carlton Under 15s 2017 Fixtures and Results
Wednesday 3rd May 6pm
Lothian League
L
SMRH
v
Carlton
A

SMRH 121 for 5

beat

Carlton 117 for 9

Generally tight bowling from most on the night was not rewarded and the opening three for SMRH batted intelligently.  Murray was the best of the bowlers in his 2 spells with 2 for 8.  Fielding was a little rusty as to be expected for the first game on a field that was in very poor condition.  Unfortunately, there was no regular wicket keeper and as result extras top scored with 36 with SMRH scoring 121 for 5.  


A total that was very much in sight although we got off to a bad start with Murdo run out for 1.  Euan and Cameron then had a solid partnership with the run rate progressing nicely before Euan was bowled for 12 quickly followed by Harry. Duncan and Cameron continued nicely with some good running between wickets and strong hitting. Duncan was then bowled for 18 with Cameron run out shortly after for 22.  

The run rate slowed for a while but Murray and Akilan developed a nice partnership. Murray was then bowled for 17.  Billy got a quick 6 before being run out and Akilan finished on 19 not out with Finlay unable to get the final runs for victory. 

Some promising starts from many but no one could push on for a 30 or 40 that is sometimes the difference in winning or losing these matches as it always takes time to rebuild when we are losing wickets.  


Some good learnings from the night to take forward for future matches.

Monday 8th May 6pm
NatWest U15 National Club Championship Round 1
L
Grange
v
Carlton
A

Grange 137 for 8 (Jamie Beattie 4 for 21, Harry Simpson 2 for 21))

beat

Carlton 101 for 5 (Euan Burgess 29, Douglas Blood 23)

After a horror start with 9 off the first ball with 4 over throws and 5 wides we settled down to both bowling better line and length and fielding in a more controlled manner. Runs were still flowing freely with Tom Macintosh retired on 50 with the score on 83 after 11 overs.  

Then a spark of excellent bowling from Harry and Jamie with 6 wickets tumbling for just 6 runs in a 6 over spell. All of a sudden life was back in the team and the noise and fielding lifted.  Grange batted well in the last 5 putting on 48 leaving them on a score of 137 for 8 (about 20 more than they deserved at over 15).


Carlton got off to a solid start with Euan B and Harry taking it carefully making it to 32 before Harry was caught well for 11. Ewan and Douglas then batted well and ran well between the wickets in a good partnership before Ewan was run out for 29 with a direct hit going for 2. Cameron went quickly and then Douglas was caught well for 23.  Murray, Duncan and Akilan all made valuable contribution but unfortunately we ended short on 101 for 6.


There were some good points to take out of the match especially the strong comeback in the middle of the Grange innings and the way an innings was constructed; we just lacked someone going on to get 50 or a bit of fire power towards the end although we did make 37 in the last 5.

Wednesday 17th May 6pm
Lothian League
L
Carlton
v
Penicuik

H

Pef

Penicuik 139 for 4

beat

Carlton 121 for 7 ( Gregor 24, Douglas 26 , Cameron 23).

Carlton won the toss and sent Penicuik into bat.  An early run out from poor calling meant they were 7 for 1.  The Penicuik opener then constructed a good innings, building on a slow start (18 from first 32 balls) then went on to score 50 from 49.  A point we will return to. Other good contributions with strong hitting in the last 5 overs added 49 (similar to the last 5 overs against Grange the week before).

Our bowling and fielding were poor most of the night with 27 extras (16 wides) and multiple over throws gifting runs to the opposition. Bowling on many occasions lacked a good line and length and fielding lacked energy and intelligence much of the time.  


Batting started with Gregor and Ewan H.  Unfortunately Ewan was run out early after not reacting to a call from Gregor. Murdo struggled for timing but Gregor was playing sensibly and made 24 before playing across the line and being bowled for 24 (a wasted opportunity not to push on to 50).  Douglas batted well and was scoring at a rapid rate helping push the run rate up to where we were in control before playing across the line and being bowled (a wasted opportunity not to push on to 50).  A mix up and slip meant Harry was run out early on. Cameron batted well and struck the ball intelligently with intent before before playing across the line and being bowled (a wasted opportunity not to push on to 50).  


Unfortunately, there were 3 senior players who all made good starts but no one could convert to make 50 unlike the opener for Penicuik. Also, in the field Penicuik were engaged and encouraging of all players - even the 2 U11s that played and bowled.  There are plenty of learnings from this game which will be taken back to the training ground next week to work on. We all need to run hard in the field and between the wickets when batting , be much more match aware and focus for 20 overs (it is only just over an hour).

Wednesday 24th May 6pm
Friendly
L
Loretto
v
Carlton

A

Loretto 82 for 7 (Rua McIntyre 3 for 19)

beat

Carlton 78 for 7 ( Harry 26, Gregor 25)

Carlton bowled first and got off to a very encouraging start with positive bowling and new enthusiasm in the field from all players.  A very good opening spell from Murray and Fabian restricted Loretto to just 18 runs for 2 off the first 8 overs.  Harry and Rua also bowled well through the middle overs with generally good fielding. Harry picking up 1 wicket and Rua 3 with some nice catches. A couple of excellent stops from Murray at deep mid wicket stopped 4s and restricted the scoring.  This left Loretto at 44 for 6 from 15 overs.  

Billy bowled a little short and too much down the leg side with 17 from 2 overs.  This is something you will need to work on in the coming week.  Charlie bowled well for his first U15 match picking up the prized wicket of Jarvis who scored 28.  Strong hitting at the end resulted in 38 from the last 5 and a score of 82.  As a team we bowled and fielded a lot better but we need to look at lifting our game for the last 5 overs and keeping it as tight as possible.


Chasing 82 seemed like a reasonable chance, however, the wicket was fairly slow and tricky to bat on.  Time to bat and build an innings from our senior players.  Gregor and Douglas took that approach early but unfortunately Douglas was bowled from a good ball from Jarvis in the 3rd over.  

Murdo came to the crease against his school team and batted well with some good running between the wickets with Gregor before playing across the line and being caught at mid wicket. One point would be to look a little more for the gaps to push the single a little more or be decisive and hit it hard through the gap.

Gregor and Harry had a good partnership with Gregor building a good innings before playing across the line and being bowled for 25 (another wasted opportunity not to push on to 50). Harry and Fabian took up the battle with Harry striking some nice shots including almost taking out the square leg umpire with a pull shot before he was run out looking for 26 (a wasted opportunity not to push on to 50).

Unfortunately despite a huge effort from Fabian, Murray, Akilan and Rua we only managed to score 26 in the last 5 overs and ended up short by 4 runs.


Plenty of positives from the game but our performance in the last 5 overs bowling/fielding and batting needs to improve and this is what we will work on next week.  Keep remembering to HELP each other - Hard running and use your head whether in the field or batting, Encourage, Line/Length and Positive for all the game.

Wednesday 24th May 6pm
Lothian League
 
Carlton
v
MDAFS/SMRH

H

GL

Called off by MDAFS/SMRH
 
Wednesday 31st May 6pm
Lothian League
 
Grange
v
Carlton
A
 
Friday 2nd June 6pm
Scottish Cup Round 1
 
Carlton
v
Falkland

H

GL

 
Wednesday 7th June 6pm
 
Kinrossshire
v
Carlton
A
 
Wednesday 14th June 6pm
Lothian League
 
Watsonians
v
Carlton
A
 
Wednesday 21st June 6pm
Lothian League
 
Carlton
v
MDAFS/SMRH

H

GL

 
Wednesday 2nd August 6pm
Lothian League
 
Penicuik
v
Carlton
A
 
Wednesday 9th August 6pm
Lothian League
 
Carlton
v
Grange

H

Pef

 
Wednesday 16th August 6pm
Lothian League
 
Watsonians
v
Carlton
A
 
Wednesday 23rd August 6pm
Lothian League
 
Carlton
v
SMRH

H

GL

 
     

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