DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club were up for the cup as they bounced back from league disappointment at the weekend.

The McKane Park outfit's first XI played two games in as many days, on Saturday and Sunday, in the East of Scotland Cricket Association, Division Two, and the Scottish Cup.

Although they narrowly failed to make it three league wins in a row at Westquarter and Redding in the first of their double-header, they saw off Forres St Lawrence to win through to the second round of the cup.

In the latter match, Dunfermline and Carnegie batted first and did so aggressively, with Vasu Reddy and Chris Hill – with his first – both reaching the century mark.

A total of 265, for the loss of only two wickets, was too much for the spirited Highland League side to overhaul as they scored 178 in reply.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 265 for 2, V Reddy 112 not out, C Hill 100 not out.

Forres St Lawrence 178 for 9, G Farr 39,, A Ali 26, Y Arfat 3 for 31 V Reddy 2 for 24.

Dunfermline and Carnegie's cup success was the ideal tonic after a tough loss in their league match the previous day.

Westquarter and Redding took first lease of a good looking wicket and scored at a fast rate in the opening 10 overs, although the arrival of Dunfermline and Carnegie player / coach, Steve Rowley, into the attack saw wickets begin to fall.

Although he picked up five in an excellent spell, the hosts still picked up runs at a decent pace, and ended up with a creditable total of 179.

In their reply, the West Fifers started well by scoring 47 for the loss of one wicket, including 29 runs from Rowley, but the introduction of attacking home bowler, Cammy Graham, saw visiting wickets fall at regular intervals.

By the end of his spell, Dunfermline and Carnegie were 125 for 7, but Reddy and Bruce Callan put their team back in it with some aggressive batting, adding 46 runs. When the former was dismissed, Callan kept the runs flowing and, when the last ball arrived, he needed a six to win the game.

However, despite a brave effort, he had to settle for a single, as they lost by four runs.

The result leaves Dunfermline and Carnegie eighth in the 10-team standings, and captain, George Olney, said: "We conceded too many runs in the early overs, and then lost some cheap wickets, but we kept at it and Vasu and Bruce almost got us home."

Westquarter and Redding (20) 179 R Tresidder 56, S Mankar 25, A Akram 25, S Rowley 5 for 19.

Dunfermline and Carnegie (10) 175 for 8, V Reddy 36, B Callan 34 not out, S Rowley 29, C Graham 5 for 14.

In Division Six, Dunfermline and Carnegie's second XI maintained their promotion challenge with a five-wicket win over Boroughmuir second XI at McKane.

The visitors chose to bat first and made steady progress throughout their innings, but not at a pace to put pressure on the home attack. Arav Dejesh and Manbir Singh’s line and length saw wickets fall cheaply and Boroughmuir ended up with just 114 in 40 overs.

Dunfermline and Carnegie batted aggressively through skipper Alan Leitch and Usman Saleem, and won with ten overs to spare.

Boroughmuir 2nd XI (6) 114 for 8, J Good 30 not out, M Singh 2 for 13, A Dejesh 2 for 20.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 2nd XI (20) 116 for 5, U Saleem 31, A Leitch 28.

A very young Dunfermline and Carnegie third XI were on the end of a heavy defeat to Edinburgh Accies third XI, with the capital hosts earning a 363 run win.

The result left the visitors still seeking their first victory of the season after five matches.

Edinburgh Accies 3rd XI (20) 409 for 3, A Poojari 108 not out, A Dahiy 107.

Dunfermline and Carnegie 3rd XI (2) 46, J Pike 15, B Brown 10 not out, D Tomar 5 for 10.

In the Perthshire and Strathmore Cricket Union, Division Two, Broomhall ventured along the Fife coast to face Largo second XI.

Another fine knock by Ieuan Ward helped Broomhall to a very useful 192, but Largo dug in and competed well and sneaked home with 12 balls to spare.

Broomhall 192, I Ward 70, S Lucas 26.

Largo 2nd XI 193 for 6, Rasel 73, N Millar 3 for 25.