Preview: Eastern Premier Week Five

Cricket Scotland Media preview week five of the Eastern Premier League.

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May 24, 2019 4 years

ARBROATH skipper Marc Petrie couldn’t mask his frustrations after last week’s programme was washed out.

His side had just recorded their first in of the campaign and badly wanted to establish momentum.

Now they are geared up to face a Stew-Mel outfit that pulled off a surprise by ending the unbeaten run of Stoneywood-Dyce last time out.

As he prepared for the Lochlands encounter, Petrie said: “We can’t wait to get back out there, especially after such a positive display to beat Aberdeenshire a fortnight ago.

“We are keen to build on that result, though we are aware that Stew-Mel are a constantly improving side. It is a very tough league and they are capable of beating the best on their day.”

Petrie added: “We have a young squad and they are quickly learning about the standards expected and their roles in the team. Daniel Salmond is a great example of this and has quickly established himself as a very important player for us. 

“He deserves huge credit for the improvements he’s made in his all round game.”

Pacesetters Forfarshire will start as favourites against RH Corstorphine at Barnton. However, the encounter has all the makings of a banana-skin occasion for Umair Mohammed and Co, especially if conditions are damp.

Champions Grange have convincingly steadied the ship in the wake of their opening day loss to the Broughty Ferry outfit and today they make the tricky trip to take on Stoneywood-Dyce.

Despite the absence of skipper Keith Morton, Heriot’s will be fancied to make home advantage count against inconsistent Carlton.

Hayes van der Berg taken the reins of the Goldenacre brigade.

And the Watsonians v Aberdeenshire tussle at Myreside has an attritional look about it.

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