Cricket: Grange add Worth to bid to glory

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Barclay’s Grange have added all-rounder Iain Worth to the team which defeated SMRH last weekend as they prepare to entertain Eastern Cricket Premiership leaders Arbroath at Raeburn Place tomorrow.

The Capital outfit have a couple of injury worries still to be cleared up but they have won four in a row after an opening-day defeat and can claim all the momentum going into an eagerly-awaited tie after Arbroath crashed at home to Carlton.

Arbroath still cling to the top of the table on superior run rate but with George Munsey, Ryan Flannigan and Neil McCallum in particularly fine form, Grange will fancy their chances of leapfrogging them.

Watsonians finally broke their duck last week and success couldn’t have come at a better time with arch rivals Heriot’s due at Myreside tomorrow. Sonians make one change with Andy Learmonth replacing the unavailable Mike Legget.

Unchanged Heriot’s are also in winning form, though, and have a useful recruit in Richard Cummins, formerly of Oakham School. Cummings made 46 off 42 balls at Aberdeenshire were overcome last weekend.

Carlton head for Stoneywood Dyce with Preston Mommsen and Gordon Drummond back from Saltires duty and opener Hamish Gardiner being tipped to join them at international level shortly especially after hitting a century last time out.

SMRH, who put Grange into bat last weekend and then saw those visitors score 302-2 must win at Aberdeenshire to get off the bottom of the table.

In the East First Division tomorrow, Penicuik head for Forfarshire.