BOTH matches involving Dunfermline and Carnegie sides were cancelled but Broomhall’s two teams did manage to beat the showers – although not the opposition.

Broomhall took on Drummond Trinity in Edinburgh in an East Division 3 fixture but were up against it from the first ball on losing the toss at Inverleith Park.

There was plenty of moisture in the surface and the Drummond attack used it to their advantage wickets duly tumbled. Only three players made double figures. Gaz Singh Kahlon’s 24 got the total beyond 50 but Trinity passed the target without loss.

Broomhall (1) 60, (G Singh Kahlon 24, C Hoefling 15, S Khan 4 for 13, R Awan 3 for 5).

Drummond Trinity (20) 61 for 0, (F Mansoor 50 not out).

Broomhall second XI lost by only one wicket in a thrilling Division 7 clash with Tranent second XI at The Cairns.

Dodging the heavy showers, Broomhall managed to post a decent score, occupying the crease for 40 overs and compiling 140. Decent knocks by Gosh and Westgarth helped give the innings momentum in difficult conditions.

Solid knocks by Dance and Rizwan put Tranent in with a chance of winning. Good bowling by Al Dawson, Phil Ward and Alan Pearson took the game to the wire but the East Lothian side edged home by one wicket.

Broomhall second XI (9) 140-9, (S Gosh 37, P Westgarth 26, M Rizman 3 for 24).

Tranent second XI (20) 141-9, (M Rizwan 39, P Dance 35, A Dawson 4 for 24, A Pearson 2 for 25).

The East league committee has decided to make the abandoned match involving Dunfermline Carnegie and Edinburgh second XI null and void with neither side having their percentage being affected.

The game was abandoned after an Edinburgh batsman was given not out having been caught at McKane Park with the match official believing the ball had been taken by the home fielder just over the rope.