Sidelined SMRH sweat on drop fate

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SMRH’s players will not be taking to the field tomorrow, but they will be keeping a close eye on proceedings at Grange Loan, where Carlton take on Stoneywood-Dyce.

The CSL Eastern Premier Division title race may have ended last week with Arbroath lifting the silverware, but who will be relegated is still to be decided on the final day.

Either Stoneywood-Dyce, who are currently bottom, or SMRH will be heading for the CSL Eastern First Division come tomorrow evening. For the Aberdeenshire outfit to leapfrog the Inverleith men they have to win against Carlton, with SMRH’s fixtures already finished.

Carlton head into the match desperate to end the season with a victory, especially after the double disappointment of last weekend, when they saw both the league and Scottish Cup slip from their grasp.

Elsewhere, Barclays Grange head to Arbroath with both sides having won silverware last weekend.

However, the game is unlikely to have an end of season feel to it, with both teams well matched and eager for a win.

Arbroath won the reverse fixture earlier in the season, while Grange won a classic Scottish Cup final between the two. Grange will also be keen to end their season in second place.

Heriot’s, in sixth position, take on fifth placed Watsonians at Goldenacre.

In the CSL Eastern First Division Penicuik have already finished bottom, but will want to get some good cricket under their belts ahead of their relegation play-off match with Perth Doo’cot next weekend.

They face a tough test tomorrow though, taking on champions-elect Autoecosse Forfarshire at Kirkhill.

West Lothian and RH Corstorphine finish up with away matches at Dundee HSFP and Falkland respectively.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Knights under-18s retained the Inter-Regional Trophy with a first innings win over Caledonian Highlanders in a two-day match played at McKane Park, Dunfermline earlier this week.

Highlights for the Easter Knights included 77 from Watsonians’ Chris Cash, while the Carlton spin duo of Chayank Gosain and Fraser Allardice took four and three wickets respectively. Heriot’s Mark Watt also took three wickets.