BROOMHALL Cricket Club kept their hopes of moving into a challenging position in East Division 4 alive with a convincing nine-wicket win over Melrose at The Cairns on Saturday.

The Borders side were asked to bat on losing the toss and only one man made double figures.

Fine bowling by Hoefling and Gudgin had the visitors on the defensive throughout and apart from Owen, no-one looked confident at the crease.

Their total of 110 was not a big one and when their bowlers started to stray their line, they were picked off by Glasgow and Scott Lucas and the total required was passed in only 12 overs.

The win takes Broomhall into fourth spot, six per cent behind their West Fife rivals, Dunfermline and Carnegie.

Melrose (4) 110, (W Owen 48, A Gudgin 4 for 10, C Hoefling 3 for 44).

Broomhall (20) 112 for 1, (D Glasgow 47, S Lucas 45 not out).

In Division 7, Broomhall second XI were good winners over Falkland third XI at Scroggie Park.

On winning the toss, Falkland took first lease of the track and batted somewhat erratically with wickets falling.

Good bowling by Timmins saw wickets fall at regular intervals and although they made 123, the hosts only batted for 23 overs.

Falkland bowled competitively and took wickets but good knocks by John Hynd and Jo Chalmers saw the visitors home.

Falkland third XI (6) 123, (H Ferguson 28, D Timmins 5 for 16, M Warren 2 for 29).

Broomhall second XI (20) 127 for 6, (J Chalmers 37, J Hynd 34).

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI went down by four wickets at Penicuik on Saturday in the same division.

On being asked to bat, Dunfermline and Carnegie’s innings stuttered along with only James Spreng making a fist of it, with 49, and 148 was about 20 runs light.

But at that, Penicuik only got the winning run with one over the spare.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (7) 148, (J Spreng 49, G Liddle 3 for 25, F Ingram 2 for 14).

Penicuik second XI (20) 149 for 6, (R Charleston 51, O Snodgrass 31).