ESCA Round-Up - Gary Heatly
Every two weeks this summer Gary Heatly will be updating us on how things are going in Baillie Gifford ESCA Divisions One to Eight:
As the halfway point of the Division One season approaches this weekend Watsonians II are at the top of the table.
In week seven they bowled out Morton for just 41, Scotland Wildcats bowler Alice Baldwin taking four wickets at the Meadows and Chris Willsdon taking 3-24.
In the end they won by nine wickets.
Stuart Cosh’s 83 not out helped Edinburgh Accies to complete a successful run chase and defeat Heriot’s II by six wickets.
At Goldenacre, David Ross had made 69 and Rob More 40 as the home side posted 156 all out batting first, but Accies prevailed.
Keith Allen’s 46 helped Gala defeat Linlithgow by 16-runs.
In week eight only two matches beat the weather in the division.
Heriot’s II again lost a home match, this time to Freuchie by one wicket while Gala defeated Clackmannan County by five wickets.
Keith Hefer was the star man for the Borderers with 92 while Tariq Mehboob supported well with 40.
Edinburgh South are at the top of Division Two.
In week seven they went to Inverleith and defeated SMRH II by seven wickets.
Batting first the hosts made 152 all out, but 51 not out from Rajeev Menon helped the visitor to victory.
Alan McDonald took 5-5 as Livingston defeated St Boswells by 79-runs.
Kirk Brae beat Westquarter&Redding by seven wickets.
Drummond Trinity still lead the way in Division Three, but saw their matches in weeks seven and eight rained off.
Selkirk defeated Marchmont II by 14-runs in week seven, Rory Banks taking two key wickets for the former as 121 all out played 107-8.
Nadeem Anjum took 3-9 as Murrayfield DAFS II defeated Linlithgow II by 36-runs.
Boroughmuir beat Broomhall by nine wickets.
In week eight Jamie Penman was the star for Glenrothes II with 110 as they defeated Broomhall by 77-runs.
Haddington and Carlton III also came away with wins.
In Division Four leaders Tranent have been frustrated by the weather in recent weeks.
Alan Wallace led the way with 79 not out in week seven as Freuchie II defeated Edinburgh University Staff by nine wickets.
Greg Birrell made 67 to support Wallace as they chased down their target of 175 in less than 30 overs.
In a cracker at Inch Park, Mazars Grange III managed to hold on and defeat Edinburgh South II by one wicket.
Grange III had made just 120-9 batting first, but then restricted the hosts to 119 all out as the game ended in high drama.
In week eight the only result recorded came at Arboretum where Holy Cross II saw off Edinburgh South II by 92-runs.
Robin Worsnop scored 35 and then took 2-4 in the victory.
Edinburgh Accies III have been flying in Division Five, in week eight they were pushed hard by Hawick & Wilton though.
In the end 90 from Vivek Suho saw they home by one wicket in the Borders after the home side had posted 173-8.
Teuchters are top of Division Six, but have Melrose hot on their heels after the latter defeated Carlton IV by 38-runs in week eight.
Musselburgh II are top of Division Seven while in Division Eight RH Corstorphine III are leading the way.
In week eight RHC III defeated Murrayfield DAFS IV by six wickets while Richard Knight took 5-15 as Tranent III won away to Glenrothes IV by 94-runs.