Watsonians have joined Capital rivals Mazars Grange and SMRH in the second round of the Scottish cricket cup on June 1 after a convincing win of 132 runs over Dundee High on Tayside.
The match, postponed a week ago, saw Watsonians under acting skipper Stuart Chalmers – namesake Ewan Chalmers was on Scotland duty in the pro-series at Arbroath – win the toss and elect to bat. It was another Chalmers, Andrew, who led the way, though, with a half century in a formidable total of 237 proving he had put behind him a rugby injury which saw a collar bone shattered in four places over a year ago.
Dundee were never likely to overhaul the lofty target and Gus Fraser-Harris, newly returned to the Watsonian line-up, topped the bowling figures with an impressive 4-9.
Watsonians now await NVT Poloc to Myreside while Grange face an awkward trip to Forfarshire. Carlton must make another attempt to visit Greenock this Sunday after the tie was rained off for a second time yesterday. Winners will be at home to SMRH.
• SMRH host Heriot’s on Thursday when the Murgitroyd Masterton Trophy Twenty20 tournament continues.