THERE were wins for two of the West Fife cricket sides involved in East League action last Saturday.

Broomhall took on Marchmont second XI, ‘from across the river’ at The Cairns, in Division Three and thanks to a magnificent knock from Chris Hoefling collected a good 20-point haul.

With a bit of assistance in the track for the bowlers the ‘Hall had to try to bat as many of their 45-over allotment as possible.

Wickets did fall regularly but Hoefling was in form and his mixture of sensible defence and attacking shots saw him race to 50.

He pressed on to 68 before he departed and contributions from Liam Doherty and Calum Breen meant the total of 116 was a defendable one.

The Broomhall bowlers all used the conditions well with Gags Singh Kahlon being the pick of them.

The fielders backed the bowlers and Marchmont were eventually dismissed 47 runs short.

Broomhall (20) 116, (C Hoefling 68, E Breen 12 not out L Doherty 10, R Ramachandran 6 for 27).

Marchmont second XI (6), (N Chetty 15, G Singh Kahlon 3 for 11, L Doherty 2 for 14).

In Division Four, Dunfermline and Carnegie took on Freuchie second XI away from home and thanks to a memorable unbeaten innings of 164 from Mushi Beg came home with all 20 points.

Skipper Wayne Sullivan won the toss and elected to bat and opened with Beg and this pair soon had the ball racing to the rope.

The scoring rate was a healthy six an over when Sullivan had to retire hurt but Beg went on to complete his century in dramatic style.

He kept going and, in partnership with Busby, took the total over 200 and then on to a massive 287.

Freuchie had little hope of chasing such a massive total but tried hard to acquire points by scoring at around four an over.

Tight bowling by Billy Strange, Matt Howis and Don Petrie made sure there was to be no challenge but Freuchie survived the 40 overs, losing by 131 runs.

Dunfermline and Carnegie (20) 287 for 1, (M Beg 164 not out, W Sullivan retired hurt 47, M Busby 42).

Freuchie second XI (6) 156 for 8, (D Cowan 25, B Strange 2 for 13, S Gardiner 2 for 16, D Petrie 2 for 22).

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI and Broomhall second XI shared more than 330 runs in a Division Seven game at McKane Park.

The home side batted first and piled on 179 in their innings but Broomhall did not give in meekly and managed to put together 169.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (20) 179, Broomhall second XI (10) 169.