A THRILLING conclusion didn't go Dunfermline and Carnegie Cricket Club's way as they played out a dramatic East of Scotland Cricket Association, Division Two, match on Saturday.

They entertained Edinburgh CC second XI at McKane Park, with the visitors' last pair at the crease managing to scramble the eight runs they needed to get over the line and pick up 20 points.

The West Fifers did pick up the consolation of 10 points from a decent performance, leaving them mid-table, with skipper Raj Khurram commenting: "It was a thrilling end to the game, but we did pay for bowling 15 wides."

Short of several regulars, the home side chose to bat first on winning the toss, and made an unsteady start.

They were 27 for three at one stage, but solid knocks by Vasu Reddy, Yasar Arfat and Richard Cox helped them to a defendable total of 183.

Edinburgh made a good start to their innings, finding themselves at 128 for two, but a presistent home attack started to pick up wickets.

As the overs ran down the visitors continued to score at a decent rate, but it was a series of wides which helped them edge home by a single wicket.

Dunfermline and Carnegie (10), 183 for 8, V Reddy 47, Y Arfat 34, R Cox 27 not out, J Makkar 3 for 25, H Butt 2 for 31.

Edinburgh CC second XI (20) 184 for 9, M Nazish 50, H Butt 29, B Callan 2 for 34, A Hearnshaw 2 for 37, Y Arfat 2 for 41.

There was disappointment for Dunfermline and Carnegie's second XI, in Division Six, as they went down by six wickets to Edinburgh South third XI.

A poor batting performance, in which only Sohael Ali and Gareth Coles produced decent knocks in a moderate total of 106, played a big role in their loss, whilst in the field they were also unable to take enough wickets to put pressure on their hosts, who scored at four-an-over to win the game at Inch Park.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI 106, S Ali 31, G Coles 23, R Yalamandala 4 for 20, O Gorman 3 for 17.

Edinburgh South third XI (20) 107 for 4, N Gulia 38, I Ross 28.

Broomhall picked up a victory in their latest Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket Union match, against Dundee High School FP, at Dalnacraig.

On batting first, Broomhall scored reasonably quickly, in damp conditions, with Euan Breen completing a half century as they reached 151 runs.

In the field, Dundee High School FP struggled against a good visiting attack, and ended up well short of the target.

Broomhall 151 for 9, E Breen 51, S Lucas 20, C Hoefling 20, G Hopkins 3 for 35.

DHSFP second XI 75, A Chakravarty 17, C Hoefling 4 for 18, I Ward 2 for 17.

On Sunday, Broomhall travelled to Brechin to take part in the Crickety Srathmore and Perthshire Cricket Union T20 Trophy finals day - the club's first appearance at a finals day.

After defeating Dundee High School FP in the semi-final, they were then due to face Crescent Cricket Club Aberdeen in the final, but the match was abandoned due to rain.

It has been rescheduled for this Sunday at 2pm.