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 email@example.com.
A weekend of mixed weather saw a largely inexperienced Carlton side slip to their first defeat of the season against Forfarshire, while the women got their East League campaign off to a flyer with a win over George Watson’s College at Craiglockhart.
The Threes beat Selkirk in a low scoring thriller at the Meadows, the Fives lost an enjoyable encounter against Watsonians Fours at Grange Loan on Sunday and the Fours fell victim to an injury time winner at Hampden Park.
The first big Junior social event of the year takes place on Friday 27th May, with a bar and BBQ night at Grange Loan. The evening also sees the first Under 13 derby of the season between the Carlton Sixers and the Carlton Stars.
The evening is open to all - juniors, parents and seniors - and with the organisers selflessly adding a significant supply of prosecco to the bar stock, there's sure to be something for everybody, both on and off the field.
Carlton kept their 100% start to the season going as they saw off the challenge of Glenrothes in the league on Saturday, before beating Prestwick in the Scottish Cup on Sunday. The Fives made a bit of history with their first win and the Threes also won their first match of the season, beating MDAFS 2s.
Although the Twos lost a tight match at RH Corstorphine, there was another win on Sunday when the Fours defeated Livingston 2s at Grange Loan.
A very satisfying Saturday saw Carlton deal out a double drubbing to old rivals Grange, with a Mario Olivier 5fer decimating the home side at Portgower Place, while a century partnership between Rob Thornton and Adeel Raza saw Carlton win the battle of the 2nd XIs at Grange Loan.
There were also fine weekend wins for the Fours and our Under 15s, although the Threes and Fives lost despite some impressive performances from the club's juniors.
A superb all round display from big-hitting Hugo Southwell saw Carlton come out on top in a high scoring Masterton Trophy first round match with Heriot's.
A fine early summer evening saw a good crowd turn out to see a century 5th wicket partnership between Southwell and Fraser Watts take Carlton to 175 for 4, with the former finishing unbeaten on 74. Southwell then picked up three wickets in a handy bowling spell that took his side to an 11 run win.
Carlton got their season off to a winning start as they saw off the challenge of visitors Heriot's by 5 wickets at Grange Loan. At the same time at Peffermill the new Carlton 5th XI made their bow, losing out to their visitors from Fife despite a fine 50 from Keith Murray.
The Twos won a tight one at Kelso, while the Threes failed to contend with an early season wicket at Haddington. And on Sunday the Fours had a solid win over Dunbar at Grange Loan.
Upcoming Fixtures at Grange Loan
|Thu 26th May
||Carlton v SMRH
|| Masterton T20 Trophy, Round 2
|Sat 28th May
||Carlton v Falkland
||Eastern Premier League
|Sun 29th May
||Carlton Women v George Watson's College
Carlton CC is also very grateful for the generous support of The Plum Trust and our Patrons.