THE East League Division 4 programme on Saturday saw a mixed return for the West Fife sides with Broomhall putting on a good display against promotion contenders Edinburgh University Staff at The Cairns.

In a game dominated by the bat, Broomhall were stuck in after losing the toss but they batted sensibly.

Chris Hoefling was particularly effective, putting together a well-made 68, but there was a good contribution from Paul Stringer and, with several other double-figure scores, the total built to 207 in 40 overs.

However, the University Staff batters also liked the surface and helped themselves to some handy scores but they also lost wickets and that proved costly against some tight bowling. They eventually made a healthy 193 but finished 14 runs short.

Broomhall (20) 207 for 9, (C Hoefling 68, P Stringer 25, Z Sevak 3 for 29, S Biswas 2 for 33).

University Staff (10) 193, (Z Sevak 49, D Baznyaka 33, M Ali 2 for 25, C Hoefling 2 for 38, T Lucas 2 for 40, L Doherty 2 for 40).

At McKane Park, Dunfermline and Carnegie threw away an excellent chance to pick up 20 points with a late batting collapse.

The hosts bowled pretty steadily and Edinburgh Accies found quick runs not easy to come by in the early stages.

Wickets fell steadily and at 129 for 7, they were in trouble but a late surge let them post 164.

Dunfermline and Carnegie fell short despite an impressive 60 from Mushi Begg.

Edinburgh Accies 2nd XI (20) 164, (R Kansara 49, T Banerjee 29, M Howis 4 for 32, D Wood 2 for 10).

Dunfermline and Carnegie (10) 148, (M Begg 60, M Singh 3 for 19, S Kabir 2 for 19).