Carlton's 1st XI captain for the new season will be international fast bowler Ali Evans. Ali came through the Carlton age-group rankings, before going on to become a regular first team player as a teenager. He has had a two year spell in county cricket with Derbyshire and has earned 57 caps for Scotland.
Evo, who is currently on tour in Mexico with the MCC under the steady guidance of our very own Toby Bailey, will replace last season's championship winning skipper Stevie Gilmour. Stevie will continue in his post as Carlton Head Coach, while Fraser Watts remains as Carlton club captain. Scotland A bowler Chayank Gosain takes over as vice captain
And there will be a familiar face joining Ali in the team for 2017, with the return of Aussie all-rounder Michael Herdman.
Herdy (below) last played for Carlton in 2012 when he was the club's top league wicket taker with 15 wickets. He also scored 221 league runs with a top score of 61*. He plays first grade cricket for the Redlands club in Queensland and will be rejoining us in April ahead of the new season.
Off the field, the club is readying itself for the new season. Sunday 26th March will see the annual ground preparation day between 10 am and 3pm. All volunteers to help out will be made very welcome.
2017 Carlton membership forms are also now available for download from the website.