CAPTAIN Raj Khurram said that Dunfermline and Carnegie have work to do after the club's first XI moved into relegation trouble in Division Two the East of Scotland Cricket Association league.

Bottom side, Westquarter and Redding, visited McKane Park on Saturday looking for a win to keep their hopes of staying up alive, and they asked the hosts to bat.

They reduced Dunfermline and Carnegie to eight runs for the loss of two wickets, and then 33 for three, before decent contributions from Vasu Reddy and Bruce Callan saw them post a total of 134.

However, that was never likely to be enough in a below-par performance, and the visitors reached the target with only three wickets down, winning by seven.

The result keeps the West Fifers in sixth place with three games left, with two of the four teams below them having played two less, and they need a victory in one of their remaining matches to stay clear of the trap door.

Khurram noted: "We have a lot of work to do over the next few weeks."

Dunfermline and Carnegie (6) 134, V Reddy 45, B Callan 29, A Hearnshaw 21, S Bhakir 4 for 18, U Samy 2 for 16.

Westquarter and Redding (20) 139 for 3, S Mankar 48, Z Chaudrey 36, A Akram 30 not out.

Dunfermline and Carnegie's second XI, however, got back on the Division Six winning trail at Meggetland, with a convincing result against Boroughmuir second XI.

On losing the toss, Dunfermline and Carnegie were asked to bat on a very wet track.

Runs were hard to come by, but a good contribution from Kasun Piyamal, and several other double figure scores, helped them put together 116 in their 30 over allotment.

On a difficult surface, Boroughmuir were never in the hunt, and finished 64 runs short.

Dunfermline and Carnegie second XI (20) 116 for 9, K Piyumal 21, S Ali 16, I Mohammad 3 for 22.

Boroughmuir second XI (5) 52, N Gupta 3 for 9, K Piyumal 3 for 10, S Wilson 2 for 11.

In the Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket Union Division Two, Broomhall defied the damp weather conditions to defeat Largo second XI at The Cairns on Saturday.

Batting first, in a game limited to 30 overs, Broomhall made 185, with fine knocks from Scott Lucas and Ieuan Ward.

In reply Largo were always up against it and were bowled out in 27 overs.

Broomhall 185 for 5, I Ward 81, I Ward 50.

Largo second XI 101, I Brown 29, C Hawthorne 3 for 18, N Millar 2 for 2, P Gudgin 2 for 2.

On Sunday, however, rain once again thwarted Broomhall in the Crickety Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket Union Trophy final.

Seven days previously, they had travelled to Brechin for the club's first appearance at a finals day, where they defeated Dundee High School FP in the semi-finals for the right to play Crescent Cricket Club Aberdeen.

After the match was abandoned due to rain, it was then rescheduled, but more wet weather put paid to hopes of the match taking place.

It will be rescheduled for a second time, with a new date to be confirmed.

Broomhall were due to be back in action yesterday (Wednesday) evening at Glenrothes in the Fife T20 Cup.