The 1st XI travelled to Goldenacre on a damp Saturday morning and were inserted by Heriots. Kyle Macpherson (43*) looked in good touch as Carlton got off to a decent start before the umpires took them off in the 21st over with the score on 72 for 1. Sadly no more play was possible in the north of the city.
The 2nd XI entertained Edinburgh CC at Grange Loan and did at least manage to take their match to a conclusion. Skipper Ruari Macpherson had the visitors in trouble with two early wickets but some big hitting from the Edinburgh middle order saw them to 263 for 8. Pete Gill (43) & Charlie Maxwell (55*) got the reply off to a good start before Gill was run out in controversial circumstances. The 2s continued to lose wickets trying to keep up with the rate and when the umpires eventually called time on the game after several rain breaks Carlton were 43 runs short.
At the Meadows the 3rd XI played a shortened game against Edinburgh South to try to beat the weather. South made 122 for 7 from their 20 overs with 2 wickets apiece for Ben Thurman, Mo Nouman & Liam Jenkins. Despite the early loss of Zaki Yusaf, Thurman (55*) and George Lamb (43*) saw the 3s home with 11 balls and 9 wickets in hand.
The 4th XI were at a damp Craiglockhart to play Watsonians 3s. Asked to bat first Watsonians posted 158 for 6 with Ben Stronach (2-22) and Jamie Beattie (2-43) the pick of the bowling. Eric Edwards (39) and Gavin Murray (26) put on 91 for the first wicket and Paul & Charlie Kentish had a 49 run partnership for the third wicket before Paul (48*) blasted the 4s home for a 6 wicket win.
On Sunday the Women’s game was called off early due to continued precipitation, but the 5th XI did get a game in at Kirkhill against Penicuik 2s. Batting first the youthful 5s, featuring two 10 year olds on debut, struggled against the experienced home bowling. Slumping to 16 for 5 they recovered a little with Nahum Appleton (16) and Euan Murray (20) the only players to reach double figures. Defending 75 was always going to be challenging but 3 quick wickets for Nahum had the home side 25-3 in a bit of trouble. Unfortunately that was as good as it got for the 5s as Penicuik eased home in the 14th over.