LAST Saturday's East League Cricket programme yielded very lean pickings for Broomhall and Dunfermline and Carnegie.

Their Division 4 fixtures against Leith FAB and Grange were both lost with a few bonus points being all that the clubs could take from the matches.

Things were going pretty well at The Cairns for Broomhall after they chose to bat first on winning the toss against Leith.

A fine knock by Ian Ward got them off to a solid start with the run rate healthy but when he was out for 79, things started to slow down.

Leith kept plugging away and picked up wickets to keep a grip on the scoring rate.

Apart from Ward, no-one got into the 20s and it meant that the final total was shy of 200 which meant that Leith were very much in the game.

They started aggressively and although Thomas Lucas took three valuable wickets, a solid partnership between Ul Ijtehadi and Ali guided Leith home to a win with seven overs left.

Broomhall (8) 195 for 8, (I Ward 79, A Gudgin 19, N Khan 2 for 22, R Patel 2 for 24).

Leith FAB (20) 198 for 6, (R Patel 60, Z Ali 55 not out, A Hassan Ul Ijtehadi 46 not out).

Meanwhile, at Newfield, Dunfermline and Carnegie seemed to be in a strong position against Mazars Grange third XI.

The home team lost early wickets and at one stage were 77 for 7.

However, some lusty hitting by the lower order took the score to 180 and a much healthier position.

The Dunfermline and Carnegie reply started poorly and wickets fell steadily with the score limping to 15 for 5.

There was some improvement in the lower order but it was not enough to take the total past 50.

Mazars Grange 3rd XI (20) 180 for 9. Dunfermline and Carnegie (5) 42.