Mazars Grange warm up for final with Ferguslie in grand style

Neil McCallum hit 46 in his final league match for Grange
Neil McCallum hit 46 in his final league match for Grange
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Mazars Grange will head into Saturday’s Grand Final with Ferguslie in fine fettle after the CSL Eastern Premier Division champions ended the regular league campaign with another victory at the weekend.

With the silverware having already been won seven days previously at Goldenacre, Grange were back on home turf against Stewart’s Melville at the weekend.

Young Ben Davidson came in for a first XI debut and was playing alongside his father Stuart for the home team, who batted first at Portgower Place.

In doing so, they put the game beyond their opponents by scoring 344-4, Nick Farrar opening the batting and smashing 120 with Neil McCallum, on his final league outing for the club, making 46.

Tom Foulds then made a swift 52 while Stewart’s Melville were not helped by giving away 61 extras.

Overseas amateur Hayden Sweet was the only visiting batsman who really dug in in reply, hitting 75 before being bowled by McCallum. Stuart Davidson led the way with 3-17 from five overs as Stewart’s Melville, who finish ninth in the table, made 154-9 to lose by 190 runs.

With Ferguslie winning the CSL Western Premier Division, the two teams are now due to meet at Arbroath’s Lochlands ground on Saturday.

“We are all looking forward to that match and testing ourselves after what has been a productive August for us,” Grange captain Preston Mommsen said.

Heriot’s finished third in the table after they slipped up in their final match away to Arbroath.

Ryan Brown dug in for a dogged 54 not out to help Heriot’s post 140 all out batting first, but it was never going to be enough. In the end, Arbroath won by seven wickets.

Carlton vice-captain Arun Pillai took the amazing figures of 6-9 as the Grange Loan men defeated RH Corstorphine.

It did not look good for the home side when they posted just 139 all out, but inspired bowling by spinner Pillai saw them win by 31 runs and finish fourth.

Corstorphine ended fifth and can be delighted with their summer.

Watsonians ended with a win against Aberdeenshire at Myreside. aptain Ewan Chalmers made 83 and Andy Hislop 44 helped them post 211-8 and then George Munsey took 4-9 as they won by 37 runs and finished eighth.

• THE Citylets Scottish Cup final between Grange and Heriot’s was postponed for the second time yesterday after heavy rain in Paisley. The new date and venue is yet to be confirmed.