Thursday 16 May
Stewart’s Melville CC 99 for 7 (20 overs); Carlton 100 for 3 (16.4 overs)
The 1st XI had Carlton as visitors in the first of this season’s T20 Masterton Trophy matches.
Andrew Wallace a recruit from Premier League Forfarshire and Patrick Ritchie, last year’s school cricket captain and made their debuts.
It was another player new on the Edinburgh cricket scene, Carlton’s South African professional Corne Dry who caught the attention with his quick bowling capturing the early wickets of Ritchie and Shaylen Pillay both bowled. Greg Bissett batting at no 5 scored 26 not out and Chris Hill at no 8 added a rapid 19 to take the Stew Mel score up to 99 for our 20 overs but it was a total unlikely to cause Carlton too many issues and so it proved as Carlton comfortably reached their target inside 17 overs.
Sam Tait with 2 for 21 from his four overs had the best bowling figures. Andrew Wallace showed he will be a useful acquisition to the team in a spell of 3.4 overs conceding only 15 runs.
Scorecard – click on link