Grange retain the Murgitroyd Masterton Trophy

George Munsey scored 45. Picture: Jane Barlow
George Munsey scored 45. Picture: Jane Barlow
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Mazars Grange successfully defended the Murgitroyd Masterton Twenty20 cricket trophy as the season ended with further silverware for the Raeburn Place club.

Having already retained the Scottish Cup, Grange travelled to Glasgow and overcame Forfarshire in the semi-final with skipper Andrew Brock taking 6-11 in helping dismiss the opposition for 90 before hitting an unbeaten 34 in a winning total of 91-3.

Against Clydesdale in the final Tom Sole (52), George Munsey (45) and Gordon Goudie (30) did most to establish a formidable 177-7 total that was far too much for rivals dismissed for 93, Arun Pillai taking three wickets.

The Scottish women’s cup final saw Carlton, formed only three years ago, add to recent league title success by overcoming Ayr. Captained by Helen Blair, the Capital side shrugged aside losing the toss when opener Annette Drummond – sister of former Saltires captain, Gordon – smashed 39 off 30 balls.

Blair (46) and Ollie Rae (31) added momentum in posting a target of 158-6 from the allotted 20 overs. Scotland under-17 bowlers Lily Steindl and Lisa Thomson picked up early wickets and when Cat Sammon and Rosie Jenner got in on the act Ayr were left on 46-9.

Earlier this month, Carlton completed their cricket league programme with a 100 per cent record by beating St Boswells.