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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 at all levels very welcome.

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Great escape for the 2s ... maybe

In a remarkable finish, played out in near darkness, the Carlton 2nd XI snatched a tie against Holy Cross to retain their place in the ESCA Championship next year ... depending on the outcome of next week's CSL play-off.

The Threes similarly managed to escape automatic relegation by the skin of their teeth, while there were defeats for the Twos and Fours. Meanwhile, the Carlton women kept up their 100% league record with a win over Stirling.

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Fantasy League: Angus shakes it up

In a week where all the top managers struggled in the Carlton Fantasy Cricket League, young Angus Beattie took the honours by amassing an impressive 487 manager points, with 2nd XI opening batsman Ali Shah in second place. 

With none of the overall leaders having a good week, things couldn’t be tighter at the top with Chris Patterson (3717) and Keith Murray (3650) neck and neck going into the last full weekend of fixtures.

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Twos keep survival hopes alive

The Carlton 2nd XI won a crucial encounter at West Lothian on Saturday to send them into the last week of the season with hopes of staying in the ESCA Championship.

There was also a good win for the Fours but Grange Loan didn't prove a happy hunting ground with both the Ones and Threes losing out narrowly at the weekend. On Sunday, the Under 13s defeated Clydesdale to reach the Scottish Cup Final, before they lost out narrowly to local rivals Grange.

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That man Fraggle does it again

Club captain Fraser Watts hit a third league century of the season as Carlton won a high scoring match at Grange Loan against Watsonians.

There was also a second league win of the season for the Twos at Edinburgh South, with nine wickets shared between four spinners. Sadly, however, the Threes's winning run came to an end with a heavy defeat at Boroughmuir. On Sunday, the U18s won their way through to the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

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U15s adventure - the coach's report

The Carlton under 15s' great ECB Cup adventure came to an end at York last week with defeats to Nottinghamshire champions Plumtree and Lancashire regional winners Clitheroe CC.

Although there were again some fine performances it was a day when things didn't always go to plan and coach Rob Thornton's report on the day reflects on some of the main lessons learned and underlines what the squad have achieved during a remarkable season.

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Sun shines for Martin's match

Despite a late morning shower, the sun came out for the second playing of the Martin Flynn Memorial Match at Arboretum between Holy Cross and Carlton on July 27th.

Carlton were represented by players from all five senior teams and juniors, while Martin's 'other' team contained a host of familiar faces. After a fine match in the best of spirits Carlton came out on top, winning the shield back from the hosts who had won the inaugural match at Grange Loan in 2013.

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1st XI CricketMedia Scotland Super Sixes winners
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Women Scottish Cup winners
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