Carlton is one of Scotland's leading cricket clubs. We run 4 men's teams, a women's side, 9 junior teams, a Sunday Friendly XI and have a thriving junior coaching programme for boys and girls. In all, more than 400 members play and watch their cricket at Grange Loan, Edinburgh - undoubtedly one of Scotland's most beautiful grounds. New players always welcome.
Rain can't wash out 150th Open Day
Despite the washout of the eagerly anticipated derby match with old rivals Grange due to the incessant Saturday rain, the club's Open Day went ahead as planned. Visitors from the local community were treated to a feast of home baking and traditional Carlton hospitality.
During the afternoon, Alastair Keatinge of the Grange Association dodged the heavy showers to perform the official opening of the Carlton 150th Anniversary Gates.
Although all four Saturday matches were washed out, there was some cricket for Carlton on the preceding Thursday evening when a rapid 91 from Jamie Kerr, supported by 49 from Rob Thornton, saw Carlton post a formidable 183 for 5 at West Lothian in the 1st round of the Murgitroyd Masterton Trophy.
The home side were restricted to 91 for 9 in reply, with 14 year old Rory Allardice picking up a couple of wickets on his 1st team debut.
It was a second 100% weekend on the trot for Carlton as the Twos’ win on Sunday followed victories for the Ones, Threes and Fours on Saturday.
The 1st XI got their league campaign off to a convincing start against SMRH, but the standout contributions were from Ross Burns and Olivia Rae for the Threes and Neil Kirk for the Fours, while there was an impressive debut from a 12 year old for the Twos at Grange Loan on Sunday!
It was 5 out of 5 for the Carlton senior sides at the weekend, with pride of place going to the women, who got their season underway with their first ever win. And on Saturday the Carlton men went top of their Scottish Cup group with a big win over West of Scotland.
There was a league and cup double for the Twos, with wins over Musselburgh and West Lothian 2s, while the Fours beat the cold weather and Kirk Brae to pick up their second win of the season.
Carlton duo Hamish Gardiner and Chayank Gosain received a call up to the Scotland A squad to play Durham 2nd XI in a series of matches at the Emirates International Cricket Ground at Chester-le-Street.
The first game saw the Scots, skippered by Carlton captain Preston Mommsen, post a comfortable 90 run win, with Hamish contributing 28 towards a score of 244 for 9 and Cheeky marking his senior representative debut with a fine 3 for 35.
New Carlton Head Coach Matt Crowther has hit the ground running and has announced the dates for the 2013 Summer Camps. With four camps for kwik cricketers and three for hardball players, there should be a date to suit everyone.
As always the camps are open to members and non-members alike. Given the popularity of the events in previous years, early booking is recommended to secure a spot, particularly for the later camps.