DUNFERMLINE and Carnegie Cricket Club enjoyed a big win in the Borders on Saturday thanks to inspired bowling by George Olney.

Smarting from their loss at home to Kelso the previous week, the McKane Park club's first XI travelled to Selkirk and made amends with a 60-run success – with Olney's efforts playing a significant role.

Bowling in a match for the first time this season, he grabbed five wickets, for only seven runs, to steer the visitors home at Philiphaugh.

Taking first lease of the wicket, Dunfermline and Carnegie made a good start through skipper, Raja Khurram, and Dylan Wood, posting 47 for the first wicket, but, after they were parted, runs became harder to achieve, and it was down to Vasu Reddy to guide the team to a highly-competitive 146 in helpful bowling conditions.

Selkirk made a good, if slow start, against Reddy and Yasar Arfat's accurate bowling but, when they tried to up the run rate, wickets started to fall.

They had no answer to Olney's accurate deliveries and some good catches assisted the vice-captain to take five scalps for very few runs.

The result rakes Dunfermline into fifth top spot in the table, but they have a tough assignment this weekend when leaders Clackmannan County come to McKane Park.

Olney was delighted with the way things went for him, including three caught and bowled dismissals at Philiphaugh, commenting: "It was good to be back in action with the ball after an injury, and things went my way. It was a result we really needed."

Dunfermline and Carnegie (20) 146 for 9, V Reddy 63, R Khurram 26, J Reid 2 for 20, G Fenton 2 for 27.

Selkirk (6) 86, G Fenton 30, G Olney 5 for 7, R Khurram 2 for 21.

In Division Six, however, Dunfermline and Carnegie's second XI lost their third match in a row when they took on Stewart's Melville fourth XI at McKane Park.

Short of several regulars, the hosts fielded first on winning the toss in a game reduced to 30 overs a side due to weather concerns, and the visitors made steady progress in putting together 145.

In their reply, Dunfermline and Carnegie lost early wickets but, as the conditions worsened and the ball got wet, runs flowed at six-an-over.

However, three excellent catches removed home batsmen as they looked dangerous, and the visitors got home by 18 runs.

Stewart's Melville fourth XI (20) 145 for 5, G Lee 67 not out, B Kenderdine 24.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (6) 127 S Wilson 23, Shadaz 22, J Spreng 21, S Farooq 2 for 11, C Laidlaw 2 for 28.

There was no better outcome for Dunfermline and Carnegie's third XI as they went down to a nine-wicket defeat against Morton fourth XI at The Meadows in Division Eight.

Dunfermline and Carnegie third XI (2) 81, M Spiers 15, J Parsonage 12, D Singh 3 for 19, R Ravanan 2 for 11.

Morton fourth XI (20) 82 for 1, R Ravanan 34 not out, D Belton 22 not out.