Travelling to Edinburgh to face Carlton 3s with an under strength side Largo hoped to finish the season strong with 5 points required to finish in 4th place in division 2. Largo won the toss and desided to field.
Opening with Matt Baddeley and captain for the day Chris Harney, Largo started very well with Matt especially taking 4 wickets to reduce the home side to 21-5 and an unlikely victory looked a possibility. However in a classic case of an innings of two halves the 5th wicket brought Simpson to the crease who along with number 4 batsman Lamb began to find batting much easier against the change bowlers, and began to accumulate well towards the half way mark.
Largo then looking for wickets to get back on top couldn’t find the breakthrough before Louis Baddeley finally removed Lamb but only after he had scored a fine 137 and put on 188 with Simpson who finished on 65 NO and Carlton finished on 217 off their 40 overs.
In reply Largo were always behind the rate and despite a well played 50 by Chris Baddeley nobody could contribute significantly and Largo finished on 96 all out. This was a disappointing finish to the season but with a weakened side the 5 points to finish 4th were achieved, and this was a rare loss in what has been a very good 2nd half of the season especially for the side.
Largo 2nds finished off the season welcoming Carlton 4s to East drive with hopes of a final win to end the season in 5th place.
Largo lost the toss and ended up batting with experienced pair of Dakin and Gillin opening up and both getting off to starts before going for 8 and 16 respectively. This though brought together the pair of Guy Robinson and Galloway who immediately found scoring easy and made sure Largo would score big in the innings. With time running out and the score above 200 both were dismissed with Guy scoring 86 and Galloway 82 but with some late order hitting Largo finished on a season best 234 for 5 off their 40 overs.
With optimism high Largo took the field and soon made breakthroughs with Michie dismissing C Kenitsh for 8, followed after by Amin going for 5 to Galloway. However the story of the innings soon became the opposition opener P Kenitsh against Largo with others struggling to score while Kentish was finding the boundaries with ease.
Ultimately despite 2 wickets for Duncan including that of Kentish near the end of the innings it was not enough with Kentish scoring a massive 140 and Carlton chased down the runs with an over to go to win by 4 wickets. This was a tough loss to take for the Largo side but after initial struggles this season they finished well and secured a mid table finish in division 5 for the season.
Updated 11:41 - 29 Aug 2018 by Brent Bentley