DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club racked up a second successive victory by seeing off fellow West Fifers Broomhall last Saturday.

The McKane Park side went into the derby match in East League Division Four having registered their first win of the season against Edinburgh South second XI in their previous game and they followed it up with another solid performance at home.

Dunfermline and Carnegie won the toss and chose to put the visitors into bat, a decision which seemed vindicated when John Hutton took the wickets of Chris Hoefling and Lewis James for the loss of just 11 runs.

Solid innings from N Millar (33) and Liam Doherty (28) pushed along the visitors’ total, while another 30 from Joseph Chalmers helped the Charlestown team to a total of 144 for eight wickets after 40 overs.

Although Martin Honeyford was caught lbw by Hoefling for six, a good partnership of 70 between James Spreng and Bruce Callan gave the hosts a solid platform and, aided by a contribution of 29 from Mustehsan Beg and Murray Callan, Dunfermline and Carnegie saw it through for a two-wicket win.

Broomhall (8) 144 for 8, (N Millar 33, Jo Chalmers 30, M Honeyford 2 for 13, J Hutton 2 for 47).

Dunfermline & Carnegie (20) 145 for 8, (B Callan 41, P Ward 4 for 22, C Hoefling 3 for 25).

In Division Seven, Dunfermline and Carnegie’s second XI travelled to Barnton for a top-of-the-table clash with RHC 3s in a 20-over encounter.

With the hosts hitting 124 runs, Dunfermline and Carnegie’s final tally of 82 saw them fall 42 runs short and lose for the first time so far this season.

Broomhall seconds, bottom of Division Eight, were due to host Leith FAB seconds – just one place above them – at the Cairns but the match was called off due to the outfield being unfit for play.