DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club made it a magnificent seven wins in East Division Three on Saturday.

An eight-wicket victory over Selkirk at Philiphaugh ensured the McKane Park visitors continued their 100 per cent start to the campaign and stretched their advantage over third-placed Haddington to 27 points as they stayed ahead of Hawick and Wilton at the top of the table.

On putting the hosts into bat, Dunfermline and Carnegie's attack found early success, but the home team's middle order held them up for a spell as the total raced beyond 50.

However, the accuracy of Vasu Reddy, Yaser Arfat and skipper Bruce Callan put the brakes on and wickets started to fall regularly, with the home innings ending on 120.

The visitors started well with the bat, through Arfan Yousef and Geets Grover, and runs started to flow, with a fine contribution from Arfat ensuring that a four-an-over rate was maintained to see the total passed in 30 overs.

With Hawick and Wilton having played a game fewer than Dunfermline and Carnegie, but also boasting a 100 per cent win record, both teams have a convincing lead over third-top Haddington at the summit.

Skipper Callan commented: "It was pleasing to win by such a comfortable margin but our next target is to overcome the challenge of Tranent this weekend."

Selkirk (5) 120, (G Fenton 49, B Callan 4 for 19, V Reddy 3 for 8).

Dunfermline and Carnegie (20)124 for 2, (A Yousef 57, Y Arfat 38 not out, G Grover 20).

Broomhall, meanwhile, cemented their third-place spot in Division Four with a 24-run away win over Edinburgh University Staff.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat and scored at a good rate in the early stages of the innings.

When Chris Hoefling went in, the pace started to rise and, despite regular bowling changes, Broomhall achieved the highly-competitive total of 196.

University Staff kept up a good run rate in their reply but the loss of cheap wickets in the middle order hindered their cause and the win keeps Broomhall tucked in behind Drummond/Trinity and Edinburgh CC in the table.

Broomhall (20) 196 for 9, (C Hoefling 62, I Ward 30, S Lucas 27, P Kumar 4 for 15).

Edinburgh University Staff (10) 172 for 8, (S Thorp 45, T Cannings 42, C Hoefling 2 for 25, P Ward 2 for 32).

In Division Seven, Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI beat Carlton fifth XI by 24 runs at McKane Park.

On being put in to bat, Dunfermline and Carnegie started brightly through James Spreng and Dylan Wood, and it set the scene for the home innings.

A fine knock by David Cooper maintained a four-an-over rate and set a target of 159 and while Carlton batted competently in their reply, they were never up with the rate.

The result puts the home side third in the table, just two per cent behind second-top Edinburgh South second XI.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (20) 159 for 6, (D Cooper 39 not out, J Spreng 36, D Wood 31, Z Dancu 2 for 24).

Carlton fifth XI (7) 135, (M Robertson 32, J Parsonage 4 for 26, D Cooper 3 for 36).