DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club are looking ahead to an "important weekend" with renewed vigour after posting a second successive victory.

The McKane Park outfit's first XI built on their first win of the season against Kirk Brae, which came after three successive losses, by defeating Edinburgh CC second XI in the East of Scotland Cricket Association Division Two.

The West Fifers travelled to Campbell Park, in the capital, on Sunday and held their nerve to secure victory in a tight match.

Dunfermline and Carnegie bowled well, with Yaser Arfat starring by taking wickets at a very economical run rate, whilst Vasu Reddy did similar.

Between those two, and player / coach Steve Rowley, they conceded just 54 runs in 24 overs, but were to face a target of 134 built by the hosts, which the visitors knew would be no easy task with the Edinburgh bowlers receiving plenty of assistance on the dry track.

Rowley compiled a patient knock of 32 to set Dunfermline and Carnegie on the road to victory, and a similarly patient innings by Arfat saw them through to a three-wicket win, setting them up for a league and cup double-header this weekend.

Team captain, George Olney, said: "We bowled and fielded really well for the second successive week and it helped us create a winning position.

"It is an important weekend coming up, with an away league game at Westquarter on Saturday, and a home Scottish Cup tie, against Forres, on Sunday."

Edinburgh CC 2nd XI (8) 134, I Khan 24, W Ullah 22, Y Arfat 4 for 18, S Rowley 2 for 16.

Dunfermline and Carnegie (20) 137 for 7, S Rowley 32, V Reddy 26, Y Arfat 23 not out, J Makkar 2 for 18, A Tahir 2 for 21.

In Division Six, Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (pictured) kept up their good form by defeating Edinburgh South third XI by four wickets at McKane on Saturday.

The visitors chose to bat first, on winning the toss, and batted steadily if unspectacularly, managing to reach a total of 136 in their 40 overs.

Dunfermline and Carnegie made good progress towards their target, with Chris Hill attacking the bowling in support of David Miller, and the total raced towards 100.

Although the loss of three quick wickets changed things a bit, solid work by Sohael Ali and Richard Cox saw them home.

Edinburgh South 3rd XI (7) 136 for 8, J Singh 33, S Martin 26, M Ashraf 2 for 20, D Deenadalayan 2 for 23, S Ali 2 for 30.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 2nd XI (20) 137 for 6, C Hill 46, D Miller 24, A Leitch 19, J Blood 2 for 1.

In the Perthshire and Strathmore Cricket Union league, Broomhall were too strong for Dundee High School FP second XI at The Cairns.

Ieuan Ward again was in good form, making another half century, and Neil Ramsay also made a sound contribution as Broomhall rattled up a big score, which Dundee High just could not match.

Broomhall 263 for 7, I Ward 51, N Ramsay 43.

Dundee High School FP 2nd XI 78, N Ramsay 3 for 13, P Ward 3 for 18.