Tue. May 21st, 2024


Welcome to Carlton Cricket Club!

Carlton is a thriving friendly community club in Edinburgh. We take great pride in how our club has grown and developed over recent years and, in particular, the close way that the junior and senior sections of the club work together. We encourage engagement and involvement from players, parents and local residents to continue to improve everyone’s experience at Carlton.

Carlton’s junior section

The junior section is an important part of the club and it continues to grow from strength to strength. This year we have over 220 junior members, and a small waiting list.  We have mixed teams playing at U12, U14 and U16 levels, Girls’ U12 and U15, the Carlton Primary School team, and Kwik Cricket teams.  We have several players in representative and national squads.

We have four main aims for our junior section:

  • To help youngsters fall in love with cricket.
  • To help all keen young players improve their game.
  • To support talented young players to progress and play at as high a level as they want/can.
  • For parents and their children to feel welcome around Grange Loan and as part of the wider cricket club.

Many of our juniors progress to play senior cricket. 

  • During 2023 more than 40 current juniors played for one of the club’s senior league XIs, and another 20 more played in at least one senior friendly match.  It is not unusual for any of our senior teams to have 9 or 10 players who started in Carlton’s junior teams.
  • Ruaridh McIntyre, who played all the way through Carlton’s junior levels, represented Scotland U19s in the West Indies and South Africa in winter 2024.
  • Our previous director of cricket Fraser Watts became the first Carlton junior to graduate from the Carlton Under 11s through to the full Scotland team in 1998, before going on to become his country’s most capped player ever.
  • Our previous 1st XI captain (and still current player), Ali Evans, also grew up in Carlton juniors, and became a Scotland regular.
  • Our girl junior members are a key part of our growing women’s section who have won the Scottish Premier League 4 times and the Beyond Boundaries Women’s T20 Scottish Cup twice since their inception in 2017.   Leigh Kasperek has earned more than 50 caps for Scotland women, has played for Western Australia and Essex, and is now a full international for New Zealand.


Carlton has been a driving force in the development of junior cricket in the East of Scotland in recent years.  Indeed, a commitment to junior cricket is now a pre-requisite for membership of the Cricket Scotland Leagues, with member clubs required to provide coaching and matches to develop junior cricketers – the life-blood of the game in Scotland in the decades to come.  Carlton’s age-group sides have all achieved success.  However, more important is the role of introducing children to cricket, ensuring they enjoy the game and benefit from quality instruction from Carlton’s qualified coaching team. 

How to stay in touch

Junior team and training communication is through Pitchero (which you can direct to email), Twitter (twitter.com/CarltonCricket) and web site updates.

For detailed information about junior teams, training times and social events, check Pitchero.  We recommend allowing Pitchero to post notifications and sending all Pitchero notifications to email so you don’t miss anything.

For more general information about the club and to keep up to date with all the club news, keep an eye on the club website (www.carltoncc.co.uk). As well as general news it has all the club fixtures, scores, match reports and photos, as well as information about junior and club social events.

For immediate news, follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/CarltonCricket).  We use Twitter to keep everyone informed when the weather threatens to interfere with practice sessions or matches. You can find the Twitter feed on the club website homepage even if you’re not a tweeter yourself.  If you want even more information, follow @CarltonScores for over-by-over reports from our senior teams, and occasionally our junior ones.

If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can always contact Siobhan (juniors@carltoncc.co.uk) or any member of the junior committee.

Quick Links

Junior codes of conduct and policies

Teams and Training Times

How junior teams use Pitchero

Guidance for Junior Members

Getting Involved

Junior Registration 2022

Junior subscriptions 2024

If you would like any further details about the junior section at Carlton, please email juniors@carltoncc.co.uk.

Carlton Juniors are sponsored by CALA Homes