Mommsen hits half century but all quarter-finals washed out

Preston Mommsen. Picture: Greg Macvean

Preston Mommsen. Picture: Greg Macvean

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Scotland captain Preston Mommsen hit a half century for Mazars Grange in the Citylets Scottish Cup quarter-final against Clydesdale yesterday before the rain intervened.

The match will now have to be replayed this coming Sunday at Titwood after a result was not reached at Raeburn Place by the time the heavens opened in mid-afternoon.

Having defeated Clydesdale in last year’s Grand Final, Grange went into this home clash as slight favourites, but they found the going relatively tough against an attack led by Scotland cap Majid Haq.

They lost a couple of early wickets, but all-rounder Mommsen steadied the ship and by the time he was out lbw to spinner Haq for 55 Grange had reached 106-4 in the 36th over.

Neil McCallum made 32, but he was out lbw to the same bowler and with 10 overs of the 50 remaining they were 134-6.

In the closing stages skipper Andrew Brock reached 38 not out as Grange made 171-8 in 48 overs, but then play was stopped. Carlton’s quarter-final against Greenock did not even get started away from home while the two other last-eight ties started, but were not completed.

East Kilbride and Arbroath and Drumpellier and Ferguslie will also try again.