Indoor Fixtures & Results 2015


Lothian Under 11 League

FINAL: Carlton beat Watsonians

Lothian Under 13 League

FINAL: Carlton lost to Grange

Lothian Under 15 League

FINAL: Carlton beat Grange

Lothian Under 18 League

Carlton beat Watsonians

Carlton beat Grange

Carlton beat SMRH

FINAL: Carlton lost to Grange

Cricket Scotland Sixes

Carlton lost to Grange

Carlton beat East Academy

Carlton beat Edinburgh Academy

Carlton lost to RH Corstorphine

Carlton beat SMRH

Carlton beat Stenhousemuir

Carlton beat Grange

FINAL: Carlton lost to Grange

ESCA Indoor Sixes

Carlton 2s beat Boroughmuir

Carlton 2s beat Heriot's 2s

Carlton 2s beat Marchmont

SEMI FINAL: Carlton 2s beat Edinburgh CC

FINAL: Carlton 2s beat Holy Cross

Indoor Kwik Cricket - Saturday 7th March


On 7th March we held the first - and hopefully inaugural - Carlton CC Kwik Cricket Indoor Event.  Four teams of Kwik Cricketers, three from Carton and one from Murrayfield DAFS, met at Liberton Sports Hall for a highly enjoyable indoor 6-a-side tournament. 


We squeezed two matches in side-by-side in the hall, and played games broadly based on the usual Kwik Cricket rules, only with additional runs on offer for hitting the walls, and the compensating possibility of catching batsmen out off the walls.  The tight layout led to some unexpected cricket: many of our batsmen spotted the extra runs on offer on the off side, with the result that several of them eschewed the usual heave over midwicket in favour of delicate dabs into the off, some quite convincing cuts, and even one or two reverse slog-sweeps.  If they carry that on into the outdoor season, opposing fielders are going to be surprised that their spell at cover is not as quiet as it usually is.  The wooden floor played its part too: some of the sliding stops were a wonder to behold, players sliding half the width of the hall to cut off a boundary.


Murrayfield provided strong competition: they won two of their games and tied the other.  The Carlton teams gave them some stiff competition, missing out by just three runs in one game, and staying in close touch in the other until a late flurry of wickets took us out of contention.


The intra-Carlton games were - as usual - noisy and competitive.  The cricket was intense: furious fielding, exuberant appealing (the appeals for LBW, which are bound to fail as we don't play LBW in Kwik Cricket, were always the loudest), imaginative batting, and frankly optimistic running.  All games were close, but somewhat to my surprise all were won by the team batting first.  We really will have to practise our calls at the toss if that pattern continues.  In the end, the Wolves won two, the Bears won one, and the Cats played their enthusiastic and entertaining part in all their games.


Many thanks to Murrayfield for joining in the spirit of the event, to Alan for umpiring one pitch, and - of course - to 18 Carlton Kwik cricketers for playing with great gusto and no little skill.  That's a great result, and bodes well for the coming season.


The squad: Aidan, Alistair, Ally, Dougie, Finlay G, Finlay P, Freddie, Gaby, Gavin, Gregor, Jack H, Jack T, Josh, Max B, Max d'U, Robert, Sam, Thom