Carlton II’s title quest suffers blow

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Carlton II’s East One title bid suffered an unexpected blow on Saturday when they lost out to Largo at Grange Loan. Batting first, the Fifers posted 174 all out, Nick Martin the best of the home bowlers with three wickets.

In reply, the hosts never got going and only a hard fought 46 from Fraser Allardice helped them to make it in to three figures. They were eventually all out for 108 to lose by 66 runs, youngster Hughes Gillin the star for Largo taking five 
wickets.

Teenager Will Edwards led the way for Grange II as they defeated Watsonians II at Myreside. A century from the talented Edwards, the younger brother of under-19 World Cup player Henry, helped his side post a total which the hosts were never going to reach once they lost early wickets in reply.

Holy Cross’s day started well against Dunfermline, but the visitors to Arboretum fought back to secure an unlikely win.

Rob Bainbridge and Shannon Bonfield were on top form in taking 4-23 and 4-30 respectively as Dunfermline were all out for 102. The visiting bowlers were also at their best, though, and Holy Cross were skittled out for 87 in reply.

Murrayfield DAFS travelled to East Lothian and came back from Musselburgh with a 32-run victory.

Batting first, DAFS made 162 all out and then took the ten Musselburgh wickets for 130.

In East Two, Arjun Gupta scored 50 as Boroughmuir defeated West Lothian II.