THERE were some dramatic finishes in the East Cricket League programme on Saturday with both Carnegie and Broomhall winning thrillers.

In Division One though Dunfermline's poor form continued and they have now lost nine in a row and are firmly rooted to the foot of the table.

At Newfield Dunfermline won the toss and chose to bat against Edinburgh Accies.

They made a good start through Butt and Mian and were soon 25 for no wicket but then they suffered two dismissals through needless run-outs.

That seemed to affect the spirit of the side and wickets fell cheaply after this, including another run-out, with no-one apart from the openers making double figures.

A paltry total of 69 on a decent surface was no score at all and the Accies' openers knocked the runs off in 14 overs leaving the West Fifers without a point.

Dunfermline (0) 69, (M Butt 25, M Mian 15, A Moffat 3 for 15, A Carmichael 3 for 23).

Edinburgh Accies (20) 71 for no wicket, (A McLaren 36 not out, C Carmichael 29 not out).

There were plenty of runs shared by both Broomhall and Boroughmuir at The Cairns in a Division Three clash and the game went down to the closing over.

Broomhall batted first on winning the toss and through Gary Seath made a good start and the momentum was maintained by Hoefling and Brand.

The innings kept ticking over well and after 45 overs 'Hall had made 208.

Boroughmuir started well with their first three batters all past 40 and as the score roared past 100 with only one wicket down it looked like an away win was on the cards.

Then on came Charlie Stoddart and his spinners got rid of Boyapati and Mohammad and the game changed. 'Muir went into the last over with a win within their grasp but young Ieaun Ward struck to end the game in Broomhall's favour.

Broomhall (20) 208 for 8, (E Brand 37, G Seath 32, C Hoefling 31, D Venkatamaran 4 for 45).

Boroughmuir (9) 201, (R Boyapati 61, C Buchan 45, I Mohamad 41, C Stoddart 4 for 13, D Smith 2 for 24, I Ward 2 for 33).

In Division Five Carnegie squeezed out a dramatic three-run win over Holy Cross seconds at Pitreavie in a game which was interrupted by people walking over the outfield and near to the square.

On being asked to bat Carnegie had a battling knock from Martin Honeyford to thank for the workable tally of 154. He passed his half-century but too few people could stay with him.

The total was achievable and a good partnership by Cydzik and Parker seemed to give Holy Cross a chance of victory but a fine spell of 2 for 15 from Shahrukh Ali from nine overs turned the game back the home side's way.

Carnegie (20) 154 (M Honeyford 57 not out, M Callan 19, D Miller 19, D McGonagle 3 for 23).

Holy Cross seconds (9) 151, (A Cydzik 45, R Parker 35, G Ross 3 for 18, S Ali 2 for 15).

Dunfermline seconds were beaten by 140 runs by Drummond Trinity seconds in a Division Six match at McKane Park.

Drummond took full advantage of a good surface to score steadily and and despite Calum McClure's three-wicket haul built up a total of more than 200.

The home innings stuttered apart from a fine knock from Martin Pearson but it was not enough to save the day for the hosts.

Drummond Trinity seconds (20) 214 for 6, (M Reed 64, C McLure 3 for 44).

Dunfermline seconds (4) 74, (M Pearson 30 not out, F Mansoor 3 for 21).

Wickets fell at will when Broomhall seconds took on Division Seven leaders Tranent in East Lothian.

On being asked to bat Broomhall found runs hard to come by and and they were bundled out for just 49 in 22 overs.

Tranent did not find batting easy either and they also only saw one man make double figures as they passed the target with four wickets down.

Broomhall seconds (2) 49, (N Miller 15, U Sardar 5 for 20, S Jose 2 for 6).

Tranent (20) 50 for 4, (O Altaf 19 not out, T Lucas 2 for 10).

Dalgety Bay were simply outgunned at Double Hedges Road by Kirkbrae seconds in Division Eight.

Kirkbrae won the toss and chose to bat and scored heavily from the first over.

Only a steady spell from Peter Newson, who took five wickets, kept the score down to reasonable proportions.

The Bay reply got off to a bad start and then stuttered but a brave knock from Singh Kahlon took the tally to beyond 100.

Kirkbrae seconds (20) 222 for 8, (U Tahir 31, H Rasheed 29, P Newson 5 for 22).

Dalgety Bay (6) 105, (G Singh Kahlon 31, M Raja 3 for 29, N Iqbal 3 for 30).