For­farshire un­beaten and un­changed for battle of the front- run­ners

The Scotsman - - WEEKEND SPORT - By GARY HEATLY

Lead­ers i on8 For­farshire are un­changed for this af­ter­noon’s top- of- the- ta­ble clash with He­riot’s.

The Brought y Ferr y men have started the sea­son with three away matches, but have al­ready won at Mazars Grange and Ar­broath. And they will hope to con­tinue the win­ning streak at Gold­e­nacre, with He­riot’s hav­ing also won their open­ing two matches.

Craig Wal­lace, who played for Scot­land against Afghanista­n yes­ter­day, and Michael Leask, cur­rently in the ex­tended na­tional team squad, will be in­volved for For­farshire.

He­riot’s won at RH Corstor­phine seven days ago and have Scot­land spin­ner Mark Watt avail able, r eplac­ing Craig Mackel­lar in their XI.

Newly pro­moted Stoney­wood-Dyce have made a great start to life back in the top flight and they are on the road to face Ste­wart’s Melville.

An­drew Ma­claren comes into the S-D team, re­plac­ing Stu­art Lis­ter and tak­ing the wick­et­keep­ing gloves.

Ste­wart’s Melville are still search­ing for their first win and they have Greg Ruthven and Kyle Mccal­lum back.

Fourth-placed Carl­ton take on reign­ing cham­pi­ons Grange with both sides look­ing for their sec­ond win of the sea­son. Carl­ton will be miss­ing skip­per Ali Evans but South African all- rounder Corne Dry and for­mer Ireland bats­man Rory Mccann are avail­able.

Grange skip per Pre­ston Momm­sen re­turns with the ex­pe­ri­enced Stu­art Davidson and teenage duo Tom Mack­in­tosh and Char­lie Peet also com­ing into the side.

Wat­son ian sand RH Corstor­phine face off at Myre­side. The home side have had a tough start to 2019, but have skip­per Mike Car­son, Tom Pratt and pro Malusi Si­boto com­ing into the team. South African seamer Si­boto, who was an over­seas am­a­teur for He­riot’s a few years ago, is set to open the bowl­ing. Richard Mc­corkell comes into the vis­it­ing team.

Ar­broath have pro Wi­han Lubbe avail­able for the visit of Aberdeen­shire. Chris Venske, last year’s cap­tain, comes into the vis­it­ing team.

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