RH Corstorphine all set for top flight after play-off win

Cameron Leeder. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Cameron Leeder. Pic: Ian Rutherford

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RH Corstorphine captain Cameron Leeder believes the future is bright for the club after they won the CSL Eastern Premier Division play-off match at the weekend to gain promotion.

Having trailed Glenrothes for most of the Baillie Gifford ESCA Championship, they won the league last week and were celebrating for a second weekend in a row after defeating Meigle on Saturday.

The Edinburgh side batted first against the Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket League N-E Championship winners at Falkland’s Scroggie Park. On a tricky wicket and after losing Ozzie Malik in the first over, RH Corsorphine managed to make 127.

In the Meigle reply Joe Kinghorn-Gray and Kevin Meier were on fire. Kinghorn-Gray took 4-4 and Meier, who took two wickets in two balls and three in an over at one stage, recorded 4-17 as the Perthshire village side were 57 all out.

Leeder said: “The guys played really well and on a tough wicket 127 was actually a pretty good total. With the ball and in the field we never gave Meigle any breathing space and the planning for next year starts now. Apart from myself and a couple of the other guys, everyone in the team is under 25 and they are all progressing well as cricketers. They also act as good role models to those players coming up through the youth ranks and the seconds are going well too.

“We know the top flight will be a step up in quality, but we will be ready for it.”