THERE were mixed emotions on Saturday on the local East League cricket scene as Dunfermline Carnegie won promotion despite losing their game while Broomhall, who won, failed to go up.

Carnegie collected a valuable six bonus points in their Division Five clash with champions Selkirk which gave them promotion by 0.6 per cent.

Broomhall missed out on the step up from Division Three by just 0.4 percent through Livingston's win over Boroughmuir.

In their clash with all-conquering Selkirk, in the Borders, Carnegie knew they needed plenty of bonus points to ensure that Holy Cross seconds, who were facing relegated Musselburgh seconds, could not catch them.

Selkirk relied on Simon Skeldon's contribution to take them to a decent total. He made 59 out of 174, with Bruce Callen collecting three wickets for the visitors, but most importantly the side took four fielding points by collecting seven wickets.

Tricky batting conditions saw wickets fall and only Barney Daughtery, of the early batting, settling in. Callen made 24 and with Gavin Ross also contributing well, they achieved their target of points although losing the game by 60 runs.

Selkirk (20) 174 for 7, (S Skeldon 53, D Fenton 29, B Callen 3 for 36).

Carnegie (6) 114, (P Daughtery 31, B Callen 24, G Ross 20, J Everitt 4 for 23).

Broomhall faced Kelso at The Cairns. Kelso won the toss and batted and scored steadily throughout their innings with Gibson and Grindell making significant contributions in a total of 172. Jamie Grant grabbed five wickets and Chris Hoefling three to ensure 'Hall were in a good position. Grant added to his personal contribution by batting superbly in the reply with his unbeaten 76 opening the door for victory. Paul Chalmers also made a good contribution as the total was passed with only five wickets down.

But then the news filtered through that Livi had won by 160 runs leaving Broomhall less than half a percent short.

Kelso (8) 172 S Paterson 40, (T Grindell 33, J Grant 5 for 23, C Hoefling 3 for 21).

Broomhall (20) 173 for 5, (J Grant 76 not out, P Chalmers 29, E Brand 24, R Grant 23).

Elsewhere, Dunfermline threw away the chance to end the season with a win against fellow relegation victims Watsonians seconds.

Dunfermline managed 109 thanks mainly to Paul Norman's 40 and then had 'Sonians 39 for 7 but a late surge from the Myreside team saw them home by two wickets.

Dunfermline (5) 109, (P Norman 40, W Raza 22,S Paige 2 for 11).

Watsonians seconds (20) 110 for 8, (A Cockburn 35 not out, A Amir 4 for 45, P Norman 3 for 36).

In Division Seven Broomhall seconds were always struggling against Hawick and Wilton in the Borders.

Hawick batted first and put together a useful total of 213 and it was a tally that Broomhall were struggling to attack.

They were all out for only 65 with only two batsmen reaching double figures but their three bonus points kept them up by 0.65 per cent.

Hawick and Wilton (20) 213 for 6, (P MacTaggart 70 not out, P Solley 34, M Howis 2 for 33).

Broomhall seconds (3) 65, (R Orr 14, G Mullen 11, R Alexander 2 for 8).

Dalgety Bay closed their Division Eight campaign with a heavy defeat at Glenrothes thirds.

Glenrothes batted first and there were several double-figure contributions in their total of 167.

Bay never really got their reply going and were all out for just 97.

Glenrothes thirds (20) 167 for 8, (G Sampson 33 not out, M Braid 29, G Singh Kahlon 5 for 20).

Dalgety Bay (6) 97 (P Newson 19, J Bielski 15, G Henderson 3 for 21).