Eastern Knights 265/4 (46.3 overs), Calum MacLeod 109, DE Budge 92* beat Caledonian Highlanders 264/9 (50 overs), Chris Greaves 151*, Ali Evans 2/55, by six wickets
Calum MacLeod yesterday stroked a superb century to keep Eastern Knights firmly on course to repeat last season’s Pro50 title success.
The Edinburgh-based franchise went into yesterday’s clash with Caley Highlanders at Forthill on the back of Sunday’s success against the Western Warriors.
And, despite Chris Greaves leading Caley to 264-9 with a stunning 151no, MacLeod made light work of his task.
Former Durham batsman MacLeod, a new recruit for the Knights this season, helped his side recover from the loss of two early wickets to get the board ticking.
He eventually opened out with some trademark shots, including thirteen to the boundary, and staged a match-winning century stand with Dylan Budge.
MacLeod was out for 109 with Knights within sight of victory but Budge, another ex-Durham man, went on to finish unbeaten on 92.
Budge stroked seven fours and the game’s only six as the Knights sealed a six-wicket success.
Earlier, Forfarshire star Greaves stepped-up his bid for Scotland selection by dominated the Highlanders innings with a run-a-ball 151no including fifteen boundaries.
But it proved in vain once MacLeod and Budge went to work.
The Highlanders will attempt to kick-start their campaign when they head to Titwood to face Western Warriors on May 29.