A CENTURY from skipper Arfan Yousaf steered Dunfermline and Carnegie Cricket Club to a second successive victory on Saturday.

The McKane Park outfit’s first XI played their second match of the East of Scotland Cricket Association (ESCA) Division Two season at Boroughmuir and they came away from Meggetland victorious.

Seven days prior, they had defeated Carlton thirds by six wickets at home, after their opening match of the season at Westquarter and Redding was abandoned due to rain, and they stayed on the winning trail in the capital.

Although the visitors had disappointed in the field, with a strong batting display by Boroughmuir seeing them hit 234 runs from 40 overs, Dunfermline and Carnegie started their reply well.

Arfan, together with his brother Raman, scored 129 for the first wicket, which set them up to score at more than six-an-over throughout the innings.

A tally of 115 from Arfan, together with additional solid knocks from Tony Xavier and George Olney, saw them home by seven wickets and with five overs to spare.

The result leaves Dunfermline and Carnegie level with Edinburgh CC seconds, and Stewart’s Melville seconds, with a 100 per cent record, and the captain noted: “We maybe gave away a few runs too many in the field, but the batting response was just what was needed.”

Boroughmuir (7) 234 for 5, P Gupta 77, E Hutchinson 58, M Khan 39 not out, J Honeyford 3 for 34.

Dunfermline and Carnegie (20), 237 for 3, A Yousaf 115, R Yousaf 41, A Xavier 22 not out, G Olney 20.

In Division Three, Broomhall earned their second win from three matches by inflicting a seven-wicket loss on Grange thirds at The Cairns.

An opening day success at Melrose was followed by a loss to Murrayfield DAFS seconds but, after their opponents won the toss and elected to bat, a score of 120 provided a reachable target.

With Ieuan Ward scoring 65, and contributions of 21 from Jack Hynd, 11 from Chris Hoefling and eight from Euan Breen, Broomhall surpassed that total after 29.4 overs to claim a convincing win.

Grange 3rd XI (4) 120, D Chatt 31, P Ward 3 for 19, I Ward 2 for 22, A Gudgin 2 for 30.

Broomhall (20) 124 for 2, I Ward 65, J Hynd 21.

There was, however, a defeat for Dunfermline and Carnegie seconds against Boroughmuir seconds after a high-scoring Division Six match at McKane.

After winning the toss and putting their opponents in to bat, they were set a target of 163 and, despite Mathew Howis and Richard Cox scoring 42 and 32 respectively, and the team’s best efforts at the crease, they fell 26 runs short of the Boroughmuir total.

Boroughmuir 2nd XI (20), 163 for 6, D Ranzhan 41, J Good 33, B Brown 2 for 24.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 2nd XI (7) 137, M Howis 42, R Cox 32, J Good 3 for 28, T Miller 2 for 16.