Marchmont march on full of confidence

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Marchmont face a tricky test tomorrow with a trip to Glenrothes in the Baillie Gifford ESCA Championship, but the Capital side are looking forward to the challenge after starting the season with a win last week.

Newly promoted Marchmont have never played at this level before, however they have some experienced campaigners who are relishing the step up to the Championship and they have added a couple of useful additions to their side over the winter.

Last Saturday they got off to a flying start with a 62 run home victory over Murrayfield DAFS and skipper Pete Maksimczyk is excited ahead of the rest of the summer. “We worked very hard last season to get out of East One and ever since then the boys have been buzzing about taking on teams in the Championship,” he said.

“Players like Aaron and Davi Sardesai have played for the club for years and for them to have the chance to play at this level is great.”

We have been training harder than ever and although we know we will face some tough matches this summer I am confident that we can compete.”

Amongst the recent additions to the Marchmont squad is former Carlton batsman Ben Duerden.

Like Marchmont, SMRH also got off to a winning start on day one and tomorrow they will play Murrayfield DAFS at Roseburn.

Edinburgh take on Freuchie while Holy Cross host Carlton II at Arboretum with both sides looking for their first win.

On Sunday, Mazars Grange II welcome Stuart&Stuart Penicuik to Stockbridge.

Edinburgh Accies are the early season leaders in East One and they are on the road to Dunnikier tomorrow. Musselburgh, who beat the Eastern Knights under-18s last Sunday, will be looking for another win at home to West Lothian.