IMPROVED Irvine finally chalked up their first victory from five games in the Western First Division on Saturday.

They took basement team Glasgow Accies away from home in what would prove to be a low-scoring game.

Accies won the toss and chose to bat first. However they got off to a disastrous start with the openers both being bowled by South African overseas amateur Brendan Carsle for a duck and one respectively.

Jonathan Hume and Salman Afzal took a wicket and Hafeez Muthair, Mo Alam and Carsle's fellow countryman, Koot Pienaar all took two apiece as the home side were all out for a meagre 96.

In reply Indy Singh and Pienaar put on a good partnership for the first wicket, the former hitting 17 and the latter 33 as Irvine began well.

Alam fired 15 and Carlse 13 as Irvine ended their innings on 97-7.

Skipper Stuart McCallum said: "It was a good overall performance and we bowled well. Indy and Koot teamed up well in the batting. It was good to win a game. Hopefully we can build on it but we have a tough game coming up at Drumpellier on Saturday."