WESTERN Warriors suffered another dose of Tilney Pro50 disappointment as they were toppled on home turf by the Cally Highlanders.
With the title already clinched by the Eastern Knights, pride was at stake at New Cambusdoon and it was the visitors who prevailed, sealing second place and consigning the hosts to the wooden spoon.
Michael Leask thumped a superb century to propel Highlanders to set a target of 336 and the task proved too much for the Warriors, who were shot out for 283 in the 47th over.
Leask’s 133 came from 99 balls and he was backed up with half centuries by Craig Wallace and Rory Johnston. On his debut, Rory Kleinveldt was the pick of the home attack, taking three wickets.
Their pursuit got off to a shaky start as Mo Awais was trapped lbw by Safyaan Sharif in the first over. With the tally on 72, Callum MacLeod departed in tame style, inside edging a wide Chris Greaves delivery on to his stumps.
Matthew Cross and Michael English offered hope by each passing the 50-mark. But wickets began to fall too frequently, including that of Cross – run out five short of his ton.
The final round of the Tilney Pro50 hits Merchiston on Sunday 2nd June from 11am when title winners Eastern Knights host Western Warriors.