Weekend Sport Saturday 5th May – Cricket

Stew Mel in the field against Heriot’s on Saturday

Mikey Miller top scored with 46

The Cricket Club took on last year’s League Champions Heriot’s on Saturday at Inverleith in the East Premier League.   Batting first after 33 overs the visitors were 93 for 5 having lost all their top order bats.   Remarkably Stew Mel in their reply had exactly the same score after 33 overs having recovered from the loss of four early wickets with Kris Steel and Mikey Miller getting the bulk of the runs.   The strength of Heriot’s lower order told however achieving a final score of 214 for 9 while Stew Mel subsided to 118 all out in the 43rd over.   Ryden LLP were the sponsors for the day.

On Thursday the 1st XI have a T20 Masterton Trophy match v Watsonians at Inverleith (6pm) and on Saturday a home league match v Forfarshire (12 noon).

Weekend Sport – Sat 28th April. Cricket – Opening league match

Back row: Alan Veitch (scorer); Kris Steele; Kyle McCallum; Hayden Sweet; Shaylen Pillay (professional); Greg Ruthven (captain); Front row: Adam McHoul; Tom Hilton; Michael Miller; David Sharkey; Greg Bissett. Absent – Chris Miller (w/k) still putting on his gloves.

League Season starts for club 1st XI.

The new league season started for the club’s 1st XI on Saturday at Arbroath.   Now playing under the Stewart’s Melville badge again the change in name didn’t change the team’s fortunes against Arbroath, league runners up of 2017.    Arbroath batting first accumulated 222 for 7 in their 50 overs considered no more than a par score for the day and reaching 50 without loss in 11 overs  the omens seemed bright for Stew Mel. Thereafter the self destruct mechanism kicked in leaving the side to contemplate a pretty miserly total of 91.   Hopes remain high and on Saturday we have our first home game (1pm) against last season’s champions Heriot’s.  We are looking forward to a few supporters coming along.

Inverleith preparing for Cricket & Athletics



Willie and his team have been working hard to prepare Inverleith for the upcoming cricket and athletic season.

Unfortunately, someone has forgotten to order the weather! Fingers crossed the dry weather makes a return and both cricket and athletic fixtures can go ahead.