Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Weekend roundup – 8th/9th June

The weekend got off to an early start as the Women’s 2nd XI travelled to Forfar to play Strathmore in the CS Women’s Challenger Cup.  Bating first the Arrows made 114 from their 20 overs with Ajitha Rajan hitting 30ret.  In reply the visitors bowled Strathmore out for 50 to safely book Carlton’s place in the next round.


On Saturday the 1st XI made the journey to Fife to take on Falkland at Scroggie Park.  Skipper Arun Pillai lost the toss and the home side chose to bat first.  Rudy Adair picked up a wicket with the first ball of the match and although Falkland rebuilt things Adair struck again in the 13th over to make it 41 for 2.  That soon became 45 for 4 as Pillai claimed 2 quick wickets.  The home side rebuilt again and Rory Allardice struck just after drinks to make it 75 for 5.  Wickets continued to fall with 2 more for Allardice and 1 each for Lewis O’Donnell & Angus Beattie to leave the Fifers in trouble at 82 for 9 in the 31st over.  A stubborn last wicket stand was finally broken by Beattie to bowl out Falkland for 114 in the 45th over.  In reply 4 wickets fell for 36 including a controversial runout of Chris McBride.  Pillai (21) and Will Hardie (30) added 56 for the 5th wicket to get the Arrows in sight of victory but a flurry of wickets made it 96 for 9 with 19 still needed to win.  The final pair of Beattie & Adair took their time but knocked off the required runs in the 32nd over to set up a 1 wicket win.


Also on Saturday the 2nd XI hosted Tranent Preston Village at Grange Loan in ESCA Division 1.  Captain Charles Stronach won the toss and chose to bowl first.  TPV made a reasonably quick start but when Jamie Beattie removed both openers that seemed to put the brakes on things.  Saif Khan then struck in the 16th over to make it 41 for 3 and then in the 21st over Ben Stronach claimed a wicket with the score on 58.  Chayank Gosain got in on the act in the 28th over to make it 66 for 5 before a 33 run partnership was broken by Rory Ledingham in the 38th over.  Ledingham picked up 2 more wickets and there was one for the skipper to leave TPV struggling at 97 for 9 but another stubborn rearguard action from the East Lothian side saw them finish in 113 for 9 from their 45 overs.  Gav Murray & Ally Evans opened up for the Arrows but Murray was quickly back in the hutch.  Ben D’Ulisse and Evans took the score to 46 before the Scotland man fell for 26 in the 16th over.  Dan Potter went cheaply but Charlie Kentish and D’Ulisse took the score to 87 before D’Ulisse was runout for a patient 24.  Kentish was going well and although 3 wickets were lost for just 1 run he saw the 2s home with 40* for a 3 wicket win in the 30th over.


The 4th XI welcomed MDAFs 3s to Peffermill Arti and stand in skipper Iain Hathorn lost the toss and the visitors chose to bat first.  Opening bowlers Dan Mowat & Lewis Broster reduced the visitors to 30 for 4 after 12 overs with 3 wickets for Broster and 1 for Mowat.  Kartic Subr was the next to strike just before drinks to make it 62 for 5 and Abhi Mehta also picked up a wicket in the 24th over to leave MDAFs 68 for 6.  A good 7th wicket partnership was broken by a Mowat runout in the 28th over with 103 on the board.  Aadi Khadse (2) and Tom Hathorn (1) cleaned up the tail to bowl out the visitors for 122 in the 34th over.  In reply Iain & Tom Hathorn fell early and when Euan Keatinge was out in the 14th over the home side were struggling at 26 for 3.  David Simpson (15); Dougie Scott (14), Chris Sale (16) & Khadse (11) inched the 4s towards the total but wickets kept falling and in the end they were bowled out for 100 in the 36th over to lose by 22 runs.


The final game on Saturday saw the 5s travel to Whitestone Park to take on Peebles County.  Captain Keith Murray won the toss and chose to bowl first.  A strong opening stand from Peebles was eventually broken by John Gill in the 24th over with 84 on the board.  Rahul Khadse struck in the 27th over to make it 94 for 2 but the Borders side were beginning to accelerate.  There were 2 late wickets for Benji Risi but Peebles finished on 157 for 4 from their 40 overs.  The 5s reply got off to a disastrous start as they fell to 9 for 3 in the 7th over.  Risi (10), Martin Robertston (14) & Ian Thompson (30) did a rebuilding job but there was still plenty of work to do when Thompson was out in the 27th over to make it 73 for 6.  Gill & Angus Turner added 76 in good time to bring the 5s right back into the game.  Gill was runout for an excellent 60 at the start of the 39th over with 9 needed to win.  New man Stu Dawson was runout the same over but 4 runs were added to leave 5 needed off the last.  Turner hit a 4 off the first ball to tie the game but was out next ball and then Khadse was pinned in front as the game finished with honours even.


Sunday saw the Women travel through to Hamilton Crescent to take on West of Scotland in WPL week 4.  Skipper Sam Haggo won the toss and opted to bat first.  Sarah Beith fell early and then Abbi Aitken-Drummond went for 22 to leave the Arrows 33 for 2 in the 5th over.  Charis Scott and Haggo took the score to 61 before Haggo was bowled for 14.  Janie Hemsley didn’t last long but Flora Corbin and Scott added 61 for the 5th wicket before Corbin fell for 16 with 133 on the board.  Scott was next to go for a fine 69 in the 27th over to make it 157 for 6 and Carlton finished their 30 overs on 171 for 7 with 17* from Zoe Campbell.  With the ball Saskia Aldridge struck in the 3rd over to reduce the home side to 13 for 1 and then Scott picked up a wicket in the 9th to make it 35 for 2.  Scott claimed a 2nd 2 overs later before Aitken-Drummond entered the attack and struck in her first over.  Scott picked up her 3rd to leave West 47 for 5 in the 13th and then Aitken-Drummond took 2 in 2 balls to make it 62 for 7.  She completed her 5-for with 2 more wickets in the 20th over and then Haggo took the final wicket in the 21st to complete a 95 run win for the Women.


The final game of the weekend saw the 3rd XI entertain Drummond Trinity 2s at Grange Loan.  Captain Brad McKay lost the toss and DTs chose to bat first.  A strong opening stand was broken by Dougie Firth in the 9th over with 45 on the board and then McKay claimed a wicket next over.  The skipper got another in the 14th to make it 65 for 3 and then Matt Griffiths took one in the 17th.  Griffiths got a 2nd in the 23rd to make it 108 for 5 and then there were wickets for Kyle Burgess & Shreyas Tekale to leave DTs 138 for 7 in the 30th.  McKay came back on and picked up the set batter in the 35th over with the score on 170 quickly followed by 1 for Hector Murray.  McKay claimed the final wicket in the 37th over to bowl the visitors out for 180.  In reply Tekale fell early but Calum Robertson and Anish Amin took the score to 102 before Amin ran past one to be stumped for 42.  Oscar Waters & Cam Moore fell cheaply but Robertson (59*) found good support from James Stronach (31*) as the pair added an unbeaten 65 to see the 3s to their first win of the campaign by 6 wickets in the 34th over.