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Top two meet at Portgower Place

Gary Heatly takes a look ahead to week 11 of action in the Eastern Premier League for 2022

Andrew Brock @CricketScotland
July 8, 2022 1 month
Top two meet at Portgower Place

Leaders Heriot’s make the short trip to Portgower Place to take on second placed Gen!us Grange in the Eastern Premier League on Saturday.

Grange’s victory at RH Corstorphine last time out saw them leapfrog the Barnton men into second spot in the table while they also progressed to the Scottish Cup last four on Sunday after a home win over Clydesdale.

However, on Tuesday evening Heriot’s bowled them all out for 51 on the way to a nine wicket victory for the Goldenacre men at Portgower Place in the Masterton Trophy T20 semi-final.

Skipper Tom Foulds and his Grange men will be looking to forget that one quickly ahead of this pivotal league match at the same venue.

For the game Grange have Foulds himself back while ex-Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen returns to league action along with Gordon Goudie, Harris Carnegie and Charlie Peet.

Among those missing is Chris Greaves who is on Scotland duty along with Chris Sole.

Matthew Cross and Gavin Main played for Heriot’s in the week 10 win over Arbroath, but they are now on Scotland duty and – along with Keith Morton and Elliot Ruthven – are replaced in their XI by Callum Martin, Rory Martin, Tom Bacon and Niall Alexander.

After dropping down to third place, RH Corstorphine will be aiming to get back to winning ways at seventh placed Watsonians.

Rob Thompson, Bobby Taylor and George West return for the visitors while the Myreside men won at Stewart’s Melville in the league last weekend, but lost their Masterton Trophy semi-final to Carlton on Tuesday.

Forfarshire are fourth and a team in form as they travel to Edinburgh to play eighth placed Stewart’s Melville.

With Michael Leask on Scotland duty, Fergus Duncan is in for the visitors while Stewart’s Melville have Michael Miller, Soyeb Khanusiya and Kris Steel returning.

Stoneywood Dyce, in fifth, are boosted by the availability of skipper Jamie King after injury for their trip to ninth placed Falkland.

Jan Stander and Jon Grant return to the side as well for the visitors with the hosts having been involved in a dramatic tie at Carlton in week 10.

This week sixth placed Carlton – fresh from the aforementioned T20 victory over Watsonians – travel to bottom side Arbroath.

Saturday, July 9’s fixtures:

Stewart’s Melville v Forfarshire (Inverleith)

Watsonians v RH Corstorphine (Myreside)

Gen!us Grange v Heriot’s (Portgower Place)

Arbroath v Carlton (Lochlands)

Falkland v Stoneywood Dyce (Scroggie Park)

Heriot’s are pictured in their new kit

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