THE atrocious weather of Thursday June 29 saw Broomhall’s match at Penicuik cancelled but Dunfermline and Carnegie were in action in the Borders in East Division 4 last Saturday.

Holidays and work commitments left the West Fifers struggling to put together a side and only six regulars made the trip and it meant they were up against it, taking on the league leaders.

They put Hawick and Wilton into bat on winning the toss but it was damage limitation with the hosts scoring at six an over.

John Hutton bowled tidily as did Mushi Beg but, despite them going for only four an over, Hawick totalled 270 in their 40 overs.

The reply saw Dunfermline and Carnegie score at three an over but wickets fell and while skipper Miller made 22 and Michael Goodchild totalled the same, albeit unbeaten, the score tallied only 88.

Hawick and Wilton (20) 276 for 6, (S Hair 82, G Alexander 79, R Alexander 57, M Beg 2 for 35 , J Hutton 1 for 33).

Dunfermline and Carnegie (4) 88, (M Goodchild 22 not out, D Miller 22, R Johnston 3 for 24, R Alexander 2 for 9, G Welsh 2 for 16).

In Division 8, Broomhall second XI had a comfortable win over Carlton fifth XI at The Cairns.

A century by James was the cornerstone of the Broomhall innings of 327 with a rather threadbare Carlton attack put to the sword.

In reply, Carlton defended and seldom scored at more than 1.5 an over but they did survive all 40 overs, albeit they made only 60.

Broomhall 2nd XI (20), (327 for 2, L James 121 not out, P Stringer 72, I Ward 63 not out). Carlton 5th XI (1) 60 for 9, (P Ward 2 for 3, D Timmins 2 for 14, D Glasgow 2 for 14).