Last weekend wasn’t just about the glory of the first CSL Grand Final and Watsonians claiming the big prize. It was also about survival. Two teams striving to maintain their coveted CSL slot in the face of fierce competition from the aspirant best of the feeder leagues.
Sadly for venerable Edinburgh Accies, their national league return has been a short-lived affair, and their place in CS East 1 will be taken up in 2013 by upbeat, Ryan Watson-reinforced Glenrothes. At least the Raeburn Place men can have no complaints at the death, a 193-run Sunday trouncing at Scroggie Park sealing their fate after the Fifers had disposed of Dundee High’s challenge on Saturday by a 135-run margin.
Meanwhile, in the West, New Cambusdoon was witness on Saturday to Hillhead failing in their attempt to make CS West 1, ironically baulked by their own former player Matt McMillan, whose century meant that Kelburne survived.