DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club enjoyed a fourth successive victory despite an indifferent batting performance against Hawick and Wilton on Saturday.

The McKane Park club’s first XI produced a solid performance in the field to see out the win in the East of Scotland Cricket Association (ESCA) Division Two, which keeps them top of the tree alongside Stewart’s Melville seconds.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the hosts’ Ramon Yousaf was the only man at the crease to score above 20 as they went on to lose 10 wickets on their way to 137.

However, in the field, Dunfermline and Carnegie were much sharper, with George Olney collecting five wickets, as the visitors, aside from Pierce Solly, failed to bat with any real authority, falling 55 runs short.

Skipper Arfan Yousaf said: “We certainly could have batted a lot better, with several wickets given away carelessly, but our bowling was good, as was the fielding.”

Dunfermline and Carnegie (20) 137, (R Yousaf 47, R Johnston 2 for 15, C Welsh 2 for 14).

Hawick and Wilton (6) 82 (P Solly 40, G Olney 5 for 29, M Singh 3 for 18, I Worth 2 for 12).

In Division Three, Broomhall slipped up in the Borders as they lost to Selkirk by 65 runs.

On batting first, Selkirk put together a steady card, scoring at around four an over, compiling 165, and in Broomhall’s reply, Ieuan Ward, who scored 54, was offered little support as they lost by 65 runs to drop to fourth in the table.

Selkirk (20) 165 for 5, (K Paterson 54, G Fenton 29, M Fenton 29, I Ward 2 for 20, N Millar 2 for 21).

Broomhall (6)100, (I Ward 54, D Gardiner 2 for 5, G Fenton 2 for 8).

Dunfermline and Carnegie’s second XI also lost out, in narrow fashion, to Tranent and Preston Village second XI in Division Six.

Batting first, the side from McKane Park got off to a good start but the innings lost momentum later on and they ended up with a catchable total of 147.

Tranent lost wickets all the way down the line and, at 98 for eight seemed out of it, but their tail scrambled over the line to ensure a one-wicket win.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 2nd XI (9) 147, (M Howis 30, M Honeyford 29, S Rowley 21, P Barker 5 for 21).

Tranent and Preston Village 2nd XI (20) 148 for 9, (S Russell 33 not out, P Barker 25, S Rowley 3 for 15, D Cooper 2 for 28, M Honeyford 2 for 42).