DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club "threw away" an opportunity to end a two-game losing streak on Saturday.

That's the view of captain Arfan Yousaf, who was left frustrated after the first XI fell to defeat at RHS/Corstorphine seconds on Saturday in East of Scotland Cricket Association (ESCA) Division Two.

After winning their opening four matches, the McKane Park outfit have hit a difficult run, losing three in a row despite putting big scores on the board.

On their visit to The Barnton, Dunfermline and Carnegie posted 176 runs, thanks in the main to another fine knock from Ian Worth, and seemed to have the game well in hand after good bowling from player-coach Steve Rowley, which saw him take two for 11 in only eight overs.

However, the later bowlers used lost their line and length and the home side scored 48 runs off the last five overs to clinch the win in the final of those.

The result pushed the team down to fifth spot in the league and Yousaf noted: "We bowled ourselves into a good position then lost our line and threw away our chances of victory."

Dunfermline and Carnegie (9), 176, (I Worth 69, A Yousaf 35, A Xavier 22, C Dowie 3 for 15, C Clarkson 2 for 33).

RHS/Corstorphine 2nd XI (20)180 for 7, (R Hugill 44, F King 43 S Rowley 2 for 11, S Sarwar 2 for 32).

In Division Three, Broomhall slipped to a fourth successive defeat as Tranent and Preston Village took the spoils at The Cairns.

Batting conditions were difficult for both sides but the hosts, on going in first, only managed 107 in 39.2 overs despite occupying the crease well.

The East Lothian side batted with a bit more solidity and, although they still lost wickets, they got to the winning line with four wickets in hand.

Broomhall are now eighth in the 10-team division following the result.

Broomhall (5) 107, (I Ward 32, M Abulareddy 2 for 9, G Brunton 2 for 17).

Tranent (20) 108 for 6, (C Patel 29, S Lucas 2 for 24, N Millar 2 for 25).

Dunfermline and Carnegie's second XI saw their two-game winning run halted in Division Six as they lost to Drummond/Trinity fourth XI at McKane Park.

The home side batted first and put together a useful score of 172 but needed a few more to be secure as, despite losing wickets steadily, the visitors scraped over the line in the last over to secure a three-wicket victory.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 2nd XI (9) 172 for 9, (M Honeyford 36, D Wood 32, D Miller 30, D Siddalingaiah 4 for 5, including a hat-trick).

Drummond/Trinity 4th XI , 174 for 7, (C Raghar 38, A Chigu 35, P Millmore 2 for 31, R Cox 2 for 34).