ESCA Round Up - June 2016
Every two weeks this summer Gary Heatly will be updating us on how things are going in Baillie Gifford ESCA Divisions One to Eight:
Two good wins in weeks five and six means that Watsonians II are the Baillie Gifford ESCA Division One leaders currently.
In week five against Edinburgh Accies Kenny Rae was the star for Watsonians II.
He took six wickets as Accies were bowled out for 120 at Newfield and then scored 63 as they secured a comfortable victory by nine wickets.
Rizwan Ashraf took the amazing figures of 5-9 s Clackmannan County defeated Morton by eight wickets and Linlithgow thumped Murrayfield DAFS.
Also that week, Dinesh Tharanga took 2-4 as Gala won at Freuchie by five wickets and 52 from Chris Goddard helped Heriot’s II defeat Musselburgh.
Seven days later half centuries from Ryan Murray and Euan Robertson along with 46 not out from Ben Fox helped Watsonians II defeat Freuchie by 52-runs.
The star of the day was New Zealander Rory Hawes of Gala.
He hit 177 as the hosts posted 367-6 at Meigle Park against Morton.
In the end they won by 160-runs to sit second in the table.
Clackmannan County are third after a six wicket win over Linlithgow while Murrayfield DAFS and Edinburgh Accies both recorded victories.
The following day, Max Hancock made 119 as the Eastern Knights under-18s saw off Murrayfield DAFS.
Edinburgh South are top of Division Two.
In week five, Karl Marais made 99 at Scroggie Park against Falkland II as Edinburgh South won by 74-runs.
Another highlight that week was Mark Hilson’s 61 not out that helped Fauldhouse to edge past Westquarter & Redding by 17-runs.
In week six, Rajeev Menon made a crucial 39 not out as Edinburgh South beat Westquarter & Redding by four wickets.
Calum Watson took five wickets for Falkland II, but it was not enough for them with SMRH II defeating them by four wickets.
Drummond Trinity are leading the way in Division Three.
Kiran Kumar Mareddy took 3-10 for Drummond Trinity in week five as they defended the 136-9 they scored against Murrayfield DAFS II.
In reply at Roseburn, the hosts could only make 104-7 from their 40 overs.
Alan MacLeod took 3-3 that week as Carlton III defeated Broomhall by seven wickets at Peffermill.
Ruairidh Maiin made a brilliant century for the same team in week six as they beat Boroughmuir by 53-runs.
Alan Clark was also in the runs, his 121 not out leading Haddington to a 144-run victory against Broomhall.
A 55-run win over Selkirk kept Drummond Trinity top.
Tranent have won six out of six in Division Four.
In week five they defeated Edinburgh South II while next to be on the receiving end were Leith FAB.
Edinburgh University staff are second.
Murrayfield DAFS III are the team out in front in Division Five.
Week five saw them edge past Largo II by three wickets, but in week six they lost.
Hawick & Wilton became the first team to defeat them in the league in 2016, the Borderers winning by eight wickets at Buccleuch Park.
Jordan Chatt hit 79 in week six to help Peebles come out on top against the OCCC by 73-runs.