Tue. May 21st, 2024

Weekend round up 15th/16th June

Carlton v Forfarshire 15/06/19

The 1st XI hosted league leaders Forfarshire at Grange Loan on Saturday and chose to bat first.  Only Corne Dry (69) found any fluidity with the bat as the hosts posted a below par 154.  Forfarshire got off to a flier with bat with both openers making half centuries.  Adeel Raza did pick up two wickets but the visitors made up for their Scottish Cup exit 6 days before by wrapping up an 8 wicket win in the 26th over.


The 2nd XI faced a trip to Fife to play Dunnikier and bowled the hosts out for 159.  Pick of the bowling was 14 year old Ru McIntyre who took 4 for 10 from his 10 overs.  Unfortunately the batting failed to fire on a difficult track.  Liam Jenkins top scored with 20 as Carlton could only make 109 in reply.


The 3rd XI game against Kirkbrae at Double Hedges was called off on Friday as the Council were unable to prepare a pitch.


The 4th XI entertained Hawick & Wilton at the Inch and Bob Irvine continued his remarkable run winning his sixth toss in a row.  Nobody will be surprised to learn that the he chose to insert the visitors.  A youthful Carlton attack struggled to contain the visitors who posted 249 for 6 with Charlie Kentish the most successful bowler with 3 wickets.  A below par batting display saw Carlton lose wickets at regular intervals as they were bundled out for 98.


On Sunday the Women entertained RHC at the Inch and were set 262 to win.   Heather Tait (43) and Zaara Dancu (30) were the mainstay of the Carlton reply but the hosts were eventually bowled out for 132 in the 26th over.


At Grange Loan the 5th XI hosted Division 7 leaders Bass Rock.  Despite Jamie Beattie picking up a wicket off the first ball of the match the strong batting line up of the visitors enjoyed the conditions at GL and posted 284 for 9.  On a tough day for the bowlers Euan Murray & Billy Bertram each claimed 3 wickets.  A lively start from Euan Keatinge (30) and Paul Bailey (23) gave the home side some encouragement but no one was able to go on and play a dominant innings.  The 5s ended up all out for 179 in the 39th over.