Michael Castle smashes an unbeaten 181 on debut for Carlton
Michael Castle had one of the best cricket debuts seen in the Capital for some time this week, smashing 181 not out from just 72 balls for Carlton in a Masterton Trophy victory.
The Australian player/coach had missed the first three weeks of the season due to visa issues, but made up for lost time on Thursday night in the T20 event.
At Grange Loan, Carlton batted first against Edinburgh and got up to a formidable total of 249-2 with Castle being well supported by 47 runs from Tom Williamson
Kashif Hussain made 69 in reply, but Edinburgh could only post 152-4 from their 20 overs.
On the same night, Stewart’s Melville got their first victory of the season in all competitions.
They saw off Edinburgh Accies by six wickets while 72 not out by Tom Foulds saw Mazars Grange home against RH Corstorphine.
Batting first at Portgower Place, the visitors had posted 136-9, but it was not to be enough. Teenager Freddie Peet took four wickets for Grange on his top-team debut.
On Tuesday evening, Watsonians defeated Musselburgh at Myreside. The East Lothian men made 85 all out batting first and then Andy Hislop and Callum Martin helped ensure Watsonians the victory.