IN DIVISION ONE of the East League Dunfermline introduced three new players against Musselburgh, at McKane Park, but while they all made a contribution it was not enough to turn the tide for the home team, who have now lost their last seven games.

The players, all recruited from Murrayfield DAFS, were in the field as Burgh batted first on a good surface and through Ullah made a good start.

He took chances when he had to and the total soon passed 50, although Paul Norman struck twice leaving the visitors on the defensive. Ullah upped the scoring rate after this and was to bat the whole innings for an unbeaten century in a total of 248.

The reply foundered against some hostile bowling from West Indian recruit Ron Collins, who took four cheapish wickets.

Mian, one of the new players, batted through this period and helped the score past 50 but when he was dismissed the innings simply folded leaving Dunfermline rooted at the foot of the table.

Musselburgh (20) 248 for 5, (R Ullah 101 not out, R Tufail 60, P Norman 2 for 39).

Dunfermline (3) 59, (M Mian 22, P Hussain 15 not out, R Collins 4 for 21).

In Division Three Broomhall produced good form with bat and ball to collect full points from Murrayfield DAFS seconds in an exciting finish at Roseburn.

Murrayfield batted soundly enough with Bashir and Shiels leading the way but Drew Smith hit back for 'Hall by putting in an eight-over spell and collecting five good wickets.

This derailed the Murrayfield innings but they still scored 187 and it was a stiff task for Broomhall but they had Lewis James in good form and his 32 gave them a base to work from.

Chris Hoefling added much-needed momentum to the middle order and he was to remain in as the target appeared on the horizon and with the assistance of Lewis James and Ieuan Ward made sure of victory.

Murrayfield DAFS (8) 189 for 9, (M Bashir 49, I Shiels 36, D Smith 5 for 37).

Broomhall (20) 191 for 6, (C Hoefling 61, L James 32, I Ward 27).

In a 30-overs-a-side Division Five match at Pitreavie Carnegie lost by just two runs to Boroughmuir seconds.

Batting first, 'Muir scored 122 in their 30 overs. Carnegie made a poor start and it was only when Bruce Callen got going the runs started to flow and his innings of 49 not out almost got full points, with some dramatic shots just failing to get the runs needed.

Boroughmuir seconds (20) 122 for 7, N Davidson 22, N Siddegowda 19, W Raza 2 for 23, G Ross 2 for 28.

Carnegie (8) 120 for 7, B Callen 49 not out, A Shahrukh 17 not out, C Greyvenstein 3 for 30.

Division Seven saw Broomhall seconds produce an emphatic win at The Cairns over Clackmannan seconds.

Batting first, the Broomhall innings was dominated by Robin Orr who hit 60 with good support from Stuart Glasgow and Lucas.

Glasgow was to have an even better day when he went into the field grabbing six Clack wickets in eight overs as the visitors were skittled out for just 64 with Ishrar Ahmed also making an impact.

Broomhall seconds (20) 149 for 9, (R Orr 60, S Glasgow 24, T Lucas 23, A Oliver 2 for 21).

Clackmannan County 2nds (5) 64, (G Oliver 17, S Glasgow 6 for 20, I Ahmed 4 for 19).

Dalgety Bay made short work of Carlton fourths at the leisure centre in Division Eight.

Carlton struggled on batting first and lost wickets at regular intervals as Dave Coleman bowled superbly, collecting five wickets.

The Bay lost two early wickets but Peter Newson put them on the road to victory with a solid knock and the target was achieved in just 16 overs.

Carlton fourths (2) 81, (E Edwards 20, D Coleman 5 for 21, Ja Price 2 for 10, G Singh Kahlon 2 for 19).

Dalgety Bay (20) 84 for 2, P Newson 37 not out, A Dawson 17 not out.