by Jim Stark

THIS year's Scottish under-13 Cricket Cup will be decided on Sunday with Dunfermline and Carnegie Comets in contention for silverware.

Cricket Scotland requested that McKane Park host the finals with the action under way at 10.15am as the Comets face the winners of the West of Scotland section.

The second semi-final takes place at 1.30pm, when the victors from from the North and South sections go into bat, with the final following later in the afternoon.

Dunfermline and Carnegie player-coach Steve Rowley says his young team are looking forward to the challenge they face.

“The Comets are a bit younger than the other sides in the tournament but they are a very talented set of kids who will be going out there to produce their best form,” he said.

“They have shown in recent matches that the bowling is really strong and that should give them a real chance in the semi.

“However, with most of our side having at least another couple of years at this level, it will be a good learning curve for them.”

The Comets will have a full-scale training session tomorrow (Friday) night to prepare for finals day.

Rowley added: “We have been getting good turn-outs at our Friday night training sessions with more than 30 youngsters coming along, but we always have room for more.”

The Dunfermline and Carnegie club has been delighted to be asked to host this prestigious youth tournament and they expect a good turn-out of supporters for all four sides on Sunday.