Welcome to Carlton Cricket Club
Carlton is one of Scotland's leading cricket clubs. We run 6 senior league teams including a women's XI, 9 junior teams 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 - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our 'Welcome to Carlton' video.
Carlton got back to winning ways by seeing off the challenge of visitors Forfarshire at Grange Loan, thanks to fine bowling from Evans, Gosain and Pillai, followed by an assured innings from Rory McCann.
The Threes also kept up their title challenge in ESCA Division Three with a good win at Selkirk, while the Fours kept in touch at the top of Division Six with a victory over Teuchters. However, there were losses for the Twos at SMRH and the Fives at Watsonians.
A weekend of frustration for the Carlton top team saw their league game at Glenrothes cancelled on Saturday, before they just lost out in a thriller in a Scottish Cup semi final on Sunday that was in the balance until the final over.
Elsewhere, the Twos (narrowly) and the Fives (heavily) lost their league matches but the Threes kept up their good run with a win at the Meadows while the Fours were involved in a nailbiting tie against Livingston 2s.
For the second Saturday this season the Carlton 1st and 2nd XIs defeated their counterparts from Grange. At Grange Loan, a fine all round display from Mario Olivier helped his side to a convincing 92 run win, while at Fettes Carlton came out on top of the clash of the Twos by dismissing the home side for 101 and a victory margin of 29 runs.
While the Threes were rained off and the Fives found themselves without any opponents, the Fours won on Sunday.
The start of the second half of the league season was marred by more wet weather, with both the 1st XI and 2nd XI matches being abandoned in mid afternoon as the rain hit Edinburgh with a vengeance.
While the 4s and 5s beat the weather elsewhere they couldn't find a win and it was left to the Threes on Sunday to find a bright spot as they turned in an impressive performance at Grange Loan to defeat Haddington, with Eric Edwards and Paul Kentish in the runs.
Torrential overnight rain across eastern Scotland put paid to Carlton's trip to Stoneywood-Dyce on Saturday, before their scheduled Scottish Cup quarter final at Greenock was called off for the same reason on Sunday morning.
The only team to complete a match at the weekend was the 2nd XI, who just managed to get in a 30 over a side contest with Edinburgh CC at Grange Loan. The visitors' aggressive batting proved effective as they won by 35 runs.
Despite a delayed start at Grange Loan the sunshine returned as Carlton earned a 6 wicket win over Aberdeenshire, with Gordon Drummond taking three wickets and Fraser Watts notching yet another half century.
Although the 2s were washed out, the 3s had a crushing win at Marchmont, while the 4s slipped to defeat at Peffermill against Melrose. And on Sunday a good bowling performance by the 5s against Penicuik 3s counted for nothing as the rain had the last word.
Upcoming Fixtures at Grange Loan
|Sat 30th July
||Carlton 2 v Marchmont
|Sat 31st July
||Carlton Women v Galloway
|Sat 6th August
||Carlton 2 v Holy Cross
|Sun 7th August
||Carlton 3 v Boroughmuir
||ESCA Division Three
Carlton CC is also very grateful for the generous support of The Plum Trust and our Patrons.