DRY weather greeted the start of the cricket season on Saturday and all the local sides saw action with wins for Broomhall and Carnegie the pick of the results.

At McKane Park, in East League Division One, Dunfermline seemed to be in the box seat when they bowled Edinburgh Accies out for 115 but the game went against the hosts.

In the field the West Fifers got some assistance from a greenish strip and bowlers Azeem and Hussain grabbed eight wickets between them but when Dunfermline went in no-one made double figures as they succumbed for 50.

Edinburgh Accies 115 (20), C De Haan 31, M Azeem 5 for 28, P Hussain 3 for 11.

Dunfermline (5) 50, G Jones 7 for 22.

Broomhall had a mixed start to their season with a good win for their first XI away to Boroughmuir in Division Three but the seconds fell to Tranent at home.

Playing at Meggetland, Broomhall firsts installed their hosts who battled to 144 all out with McDelling scoring 35 and Boyapati 34.

Drew Smith had a very tidy spell of nine overs, 3 for 28 and novice bowler, Neil Miller, took 2 for 3 runs to close out Boroughmuir's innings.

Broomhall had a superb opening stand of 72 for the first wicket between Lewis James (34) and Gary Seath (26) which set up the basis for a tight win in the 44th over.

Ewen Brand, a recent recruit from Drummond Trinity, weighed in with an aggressive 29. E Hutchinson for the 'Muir took 4 for 27.

At new-look Broomhall, with the recently laid artificial wicket, Broomhall seconds fared not so well in Division Seven.

Tranent batted first and a very encouraging fielding display restricted them to 138 all out. Starring with the ball were Calum Breen - 2 for 20, Mushi Ali - 4 for 10 in 8 overs and Mike Warren - 2 for 9.

Sadly, the hosts were showing signs of early-season rust and were bowled out for 68 with only Breen (20) and Ali (18) making double figures. A Ali took 3 for 8 in eight overs for Tranent. Broomhall's haul was five points.

In Division Five Carnegie had a convincing win at Aboretum Road against Holy Cross 2.

Batting first, the Pitreavie side rattled up 196 with Neil Harris (50) top-scoring and good contributions from Martin Honeyford (45 not out) and Alan Andrew (43).

Holy Cross were struggling in the conditions and Harris took 5 for 23 to complete a good all-round day for him.

In Division Six Dunfermline seconds were away to Drummond Trinity II and they bowled well to keep Trinity down to 153. Paul Norman took 2 for 16 and Pete Westgarth 2 for 19 but with the bat the West Fifers struggled and although Sandy Harrower and Neil Westgarth each made 21 they were all out for 91 with seven points their haul.

In Division Eight Dalgety Bay struggled against Kirkbrae seconds with the home team rattling up 218 for 3.

In reply Bay batted soundly enough but not at the required rate and were 95 for eight at the end of their 40 overs with Lawrence Peden top-scoring on 26. Their haul was four points.