DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club were left to rue "poor shot selection" as they slumped to a disappointing loss at the weekend.

The McKane Park outfit's first XI were looking to build on their fine win against East of Scotland Cricket Association, Division Two, leaders Tranent and Prestoin Village, but produced one of their worst performances of the season against mid-table Kelso.

After starting the game well, having put the visitors into bat after winning the toss, Dunfermline and Carnegie started well and contained their opponents - only to let them off the hook.

By the 20th over, Kelso had, slowly, accumulated 60 runs for the loss of two wickets, but some wayward bowling led to the Borders side scoring 73 runs in the last 10 overs of their innings.

The home team started their run chase well enough, with 20 on the board for the first wicket, but, from that point on, it was all downhill.

Some very poor shots, and needless run-outs, saw them collapse to 28 for four, and only Geets Grover offered any real resistance.

However, it ended with them being all out 95 runs short, and defeat saw them drop to eighth in the table.

Captain, Raj Khurram, said: "We gave away wickets with some very poor shot selection and that is something will have to work hard on."

Kelso (20) 173 for 5, J Recourt 47, J Connelly 30, M Singh 2 for 24.

Dunfermline and Carnegie (4) 78, G Grover 22, J Gibson 2 for 9, C Polhammer 2 for 14, R Keddie 2 for 18.

In Division Six, Dunfermline and Carnegie's second XI lost in the final over of their match away to Tranent and Preston Village third XI.

Having scored 160, the West Fifers bowled well, with their opponents struggling to keep up with the required run rate, but a late surge saw Tranent and Preston Village get home with four balls to spare.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (8) 160, R Cox 25, A Barclay 21, R Mancholo 4 for 18, A Abolureddy 3 for 38.

Tranent and Preston Village third XI (20) 163 for 6, B Goswamy 40 not out, A Dutta 30, S Wilson 3 for 27, S Ali 2 for 28.

Rain showers, meanwhile, caused frustration for the third XI on Sunday, with their Division Eight match, against Tranent and Preston Village fourth XI, eventually lost on run rate.

Tranent and Preston Village fourth XI (20) 294 for 5, R Das 72, A Muhamad 70, S Mathew 37 not out, T Burke 2 for 53.

Dunfermline and Carnegie third XI (5), 94 for 5, R Poole 26 not out, P Prithi 2 for 10, A Aswin 2 for 28.

Elsewhere, Broomhall returned to Perthshire and Strathmore Cricket Union league business with a win, in a low scoring match, at The Cairns, on Saturday, against Freuchie second XI.

On batting first, Broomhall found runs hard to come by, but a fine knock by Chris Hoefling allowed them to total 98.

Freuchie also struggled to score freely, with Phil Ward’s spin and Euan Breen difficult for the visiting batters to master, and they fell well short.

Broomhall 98, C Hoefling 36, J Hynd 17.

Freuchie second XI 58, P Ward 4 for 18, E Breen 3 for 8.