Tue. May 21st, 2024

Weekend round up 27th/28th April

Players sporting beanies for Brain Tumors

Players sporting beanies for Brain Tumors

The 1st XI got their league campaign off to a disappointing start at home to newly promoted Stoneywood Dyce.  Batting first the visitors were in trouble at 78 for 5 just after drinks but 60* from Ewan Davidson helped them to 181 all out in the final over.  Shiv Gupta and Chayank Gosain were the most successful bowlers picking up 3-34 & 3-31 respectively.  In reply Murray Whitaker looked promising with 28 at the top of the order but the home side lost wickets at regular intervals to leave them behind on DLS when the rain eventually arrived.

The 2nd XI made the long journey south to Kelso and also fielded first.  They bowled the home side out for 151 in the 44th over.  Callum Sibley celebrated his 21st birthday in style with 4 for 24.  The chase started well with all of the top order getting starts.  Although none went on to make a significant score the depth of the Carlton batting proved to be the difference between the two sides.  Nick White coming in at 6 top scored with 34, taking them over the line with a flurry of boundaries in the 41st over.

At Meggetland the 3rd XI bowled hosts Boroughmuir out for 152 with Rob Grissenthwaite picking up 4 for 24. Saif Khan also bowled well with 2 for 16 from his 8 overs.  The reply got off to a good start with Ben Thurman (41) and Anish Amin (23) but the wheels rather came off after that.  Zaki Yusaf (19) provided some resistance but Carlton were bowled out for 117 losing their last 6 wickets for 30 runs.

The 4th XI debut in Division 4 got off to an anticlimactic start as visitors Fauldhouse failed to materialise at Cavalry Park.

On Sunday the 5th XI were invited to bat first in the sunshine at Grange Loan and a bright start from U14s Gavin Murray (23) and Euan Keatinge (12) in particular left them well placed at drinks on 68 for 3.  Tight bowling from the visitors restricted the home side to 123 for 6 from their 40 overs with Ian Thompson ending on 22*.  The visitors chased down the total in the 28th over with Zaara Dancu picking up 2 wickets and one each for Euan Keatinge and Isaac Foley.