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Citylets Scottish Cup – 28th May

Cricket Media review the weekend's action in the Citylets Scottish Cup where Carlton defeated last season's winners Clydesdale at Titwood

Lizzie Sleet @CricketScotland
May 29, 2017 4 years

Holders Clydesdale yesterday crashed out of the Citylets Scottish Cup as a century from Fraser Watts saw Carlton progress at Titwood.

In a repeat of last season’s CS Grand Final, the capital troops again proved too strong for their Glasgow opponents, easing to a 71-run win.

Watts and opening partner Kyle Macpherson set the tone with a stand of 129 before the latter departed for a composed 53.

However, there was no stopping former Scotland batsman Watts who stroked a brilliant 113 as Carlton posted 278-7.

Dale’s reply suffered an early blow when Mo Awais was trapped in front by Michael Herdman and the visiting bowlers went on to dominate, claiming wickets at regular intervals.

There was late resistance from the cup holders but they never threatened the target.

Heriot’s avoided a disaster at Hamilton Crescent where underdogs West of Scotland were poised to produce the shock of the round.

Having made a modest 135, Western Division One side West reduced the Eastern Premier high-flyers to 95-9.

However, Heriot’s last pair held their nerve to knock off the remaining 41 runs and break West’s hearts.

Poloc dominated their all-Western Premier clash with Ferguslie where the home side were bundled out for 117.

Former Ferguslie spinner Hamza Tahir did the bulk of the damage with 6-17 before 56no from Owais Shah secured an eight-wicket win for Poloc.

Elsewhere, Grange proved too strong for Prestwick, winning by seven wickets at the Henry Thow Oval.

Only Fazal Jawad (44) and Shazad Rafiq (35) made meaningful contributions as the Ayrshire side struggled to 148 all out, Andrew Brock claiming four wickets.

In reply ex-Saltires star Ryan Flannigan top-scored with 58 while current Scotland man Dylan Budge was unbeaten on 49 as Grange raced to victory in just 23.1 overs.

Meigle, first round conquerors of Uddingston, met their match in the shape of former New Zealand Test star Michael Papps who hit 127 in Ayr’s 330-7 at Cambusdoon.

The Strathmore & Perthshire Union minnows, for whom Callum Leese had a day to remember with four wickets and 48no, went down fighting as they battled to 197 all out.

A half-century from Umair Mohammed helped Forfarshire recover from a shaky start against Majid Haq’s Corstorphine before the Forthill side ran out winners by 74 runs.

Watsonians star Andy Learmonth claimed 3-6 as Stenhousemuir toiled to 130 all out despite a battling 38 from Ian Philip at Myreside.

In reply, Andy Hislop hit 57no as ‘Sonians cruised to a nine-wicket success.

The final tie between Drumpellier and Greenock was cancelled

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