SMRH look to continue good run of form against Falkland

Carlton captain Gordon Drummond has reasons for optimism. Picture: Jane Barlow
Carlton captain Gordon Drummond has reasons for optimism. Picture: Jane Barlow
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SMRH cricketers go into a home East Premiership clash with Falkland tomorrow seeking a hat-trick of wins and boosted by a first league victory over neighbours Grange since 1975.

More relevantly, the club have the chance to climb away from the foot and left arm spinner/opening bat Kyle McCallum makes a timely return.

On the debit side stalwart bat Greg Bissett is a doubt after his wife gave birth to their first child this week and Tom Beattie, another recent success, is unavailable due to university graduation.

Mazars Grange host leaders Arbroath; selection has been delayed until officials take stock of last night’s Masterton Trophy semi-final performance against Watsonians.

A Carlton revival will be tested at second place Aberdeen, although injured skipper Gordon Drummond has plenty of reasons to be optimistic about a team who have Cheeky Gosain back on a day when Irish cap Rory McCann is ruled out.

“Last week’s win over Forfarshire saw Hamish Gardiner hit 119 and the often under-estimated Omar Ahmed take seven wickets.

“That’s exactly what any team wants – prime performances at the top of the order and an in-form bowler,” said Drummond.

At one stage seamer Ahmed was bowling to four slips and a gully.

Elsewhere, Watsonians visit Stoneywood Dyce and Heriot’s are at Forfarshire.