Carlton into last eight of Scottish Cup

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Carlton progressed to the Scottish Cup quarter-finals after a good performance in Aberdeen yesterday.

Batting first at Mannofield against Aberdeenshire, Carlton made 190-5 from 34 overs. Hamish Gardiner hit 64, Fraser Watts 49, and Rory McCann 31 not out in the rain-affected innings.

After the Duckworth/Lewis calculations had been done Aberdeenshire needed 211 to win.

Tom Freshwater took the key wicket of Chris Venske early on, but Aberdeenshire got into things and by the time more rain came after 25 overs they were 141-3 with dangerman Harsha Cooray on 36 not out.

When the players went back out Aberdeenshire needed a revised 204 from 33 overs, but Cooray was run out for 37 and their chase faltered as Carlton won by 16 runs.

Watsonians went down to a defeat at Stoneywood-Dyce.

Fraser Sands and Ally Sadler took early wickets as the hosts batted first. After rain showers the visitors started their reply they needed 178 from 45 overs.

Watsonians kept losing wickets in clusters and after 30 overs they were 106-6. They lost by 38 runs.