Cricket: Mahzer and Ellis give Holy Cross a winning start in Fife

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Last year’s runners-up Holy Cross got their East One cricket campaign off to a flying start on Saturday with victory over Largo.

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On the opening day of the local cricket season a number of matches fell foul of the weather, but Holy Cross’s trip to Fife survived.

Batting first the Capital outfit made 227-4 with Owais Mahzer top scoring with 78 and the ever reliable Charlie Ellis backing him up with 74 not out.

Ellis then also starred with the ball, taking three wickets as Largo were all out for 134. Shannon Bonfield also took three scalps in the 93-run win.

Rob Thornton hit 70 as Carlton II also got off to a winning start in the top flight.

His runs were the mainstay of his team’s 215-8 before they bowled newly promoted Musselburgh out for 115.

Also in East One Dunfermline saw off Marchmont in a low scoring affair.

In the lower leagues Marchmont II managed to make up for their top team’s defeat with a comfortable win.

Pat Snowden took 3-25 as Teuchters were bowled out for just 101 and then Neil Granger hit 31 not out as Marchmont got home by five wickets in East Six.