Bowling legend Alex Marshall MBE has made the best start possible to his World Indoor Championships at the Potters Resort.Read More
The record breaking six time World Singles champion plays his first game in the search for a seventh singles title today (Thursday) at 7.30pm when he faces Ray Martin from New Zealand in a game streamed live on the World Bowls Tour Facebook and You Tube pages.
The gents’ team recorded an emphatic 116-43 win at home on Saturday to stay right on the heels of leaders Midlothian in the quest to reach the Premier final this season. The Garden County men were quick out of the block on all four rinks and maintained the pressure on their opponents throughout the game to boost their shots bank. Top scorers were the rink of Mark Yuill, David Sked, Chris Brock and Scott Kennedy who defeated Connor Milne 35-9. Joe Mower and his rink of Aaron Betts, Ewan Fallen and Stuart Thomson sped into a 9-0 lead and went on to win 28-8. The rink of Mark Johnston, Andy Jeffrey, Dean Riva and Billy Mellors won 27-13 while Derek Oliver’s rink of Lewis Betts, Steven Morgan and Jamie Higgins recorded a 26-13 win. With Alex Marshall MBE and Aaron Betts unavailable this Saturday the following team has been selected for the trip to neighbours Bainfield in another must win game: Lewis Betts, Steven Morgan, Jamie Higgins & Derek Oliver (Skip) Mark Johnston, Dougie Berwick, Dean Riva & Billy Mellors Mark Yuill, David Sked, Chris Brock & Scott Kennedy Andy Jeffrey, Ewan Fallen, Stuart Thomson (Cpt) & Joe Mower
Our ladies finish their league campaign at home to West Lothian this Saturday with the following team selected: M Kivlin, K Hoggan, D Hoggan & Y Veitch (Skip) M Penman, B Riva, M Thomson & J Fairnie J McFarlane, G Mackintosh, E Logan & L Baillie-Whyte
East Lothian made a first round exit to Abbeyview in the Team Championship last Sunday. Unfortunately the team lost on all four fronts. Stuart Thomson was defeated 12-21 by Stuart Pagan. The pair of Jacky McFarlane & Steven Clark lost out 12-19. Our triple of Arlene Berwick, Dougie Berwick & Tommy Young were defeated 12-16 and the four of Lesley Harris, Muriel Hamilton, Peter Fallen & Kevin Cunningham had a bad day at the office to lose out 9-22.
On Sunday our Senior Top Six team travelled to Teviotdale to play their second game in their section having defeated Berwickshire 4-2 in their first game. In the singles B J Smith was well in control and looked a certain winner when leading 18-10 only for this opponent to hit form and eventually win 18-21. The pair of Gordon Gray and Andy Burt were always ahead and secured a 17-7 victory while the triple of John Hamilton, Jimmy Neilson and David McGill were involved in a tight game early on but pulled away to record a 24-7 victory. Their last game is scheduled for Sunday 17th February when they travel to Tweedbank and a win should secure a place in the Semi-final.
The seniors were due to play their Scottish League Quarter Final against Alloa at Bainfield at Noon on Wednesday and the following team had been selected: J Neilson, D McGill, A Russell & W W Wood MBE (Skip) L Middler, D Pryde, G Gray & D Berwick A McKenna, R Maguire, G Smith & A Burt B Bisset, A Valentine, P Fallen & T Young (Cpt)
There were celebrations following the SYIBA under 17 trial on Sunday as the talented Garden County four of Danny Stevenson, Lewis Betts, Aaron Betts and Keiran Dodds were all selected for the team MORE DETAILS ON FB.
Our Youths begin the defence of their Top Ten title in a re-arranged game away to Alloa last Friday and recorded an emphatic 8-0 win. The team was made up of Aaron Betts in the singles, Melissa Penman & Lewis Betts in the pairs, a triple of Callum Henderson, Cameron Pryde & Danny Stevenson and finally the four of Luke Cowan, Lennon Rafferty, Beth Riva & Kieran Dodds. Most of the early interest was in the singles and this tie was no exception with Aaron facing newly crowned ladies under 25 winner Eilidh Weir. Aaron started brilliantly and soon opened up a 9-0 lead before continuing to dominate and going on to lead 19-4. Eilidh did close to 20-10 but a single at the next end saw Aaron home 21-10. In the pairs and triples Alloa dominated early on and lead 9-1 and 6-1 respectively, however, strong comebacks saw another two wins for East Lothian by 16-11 and 11-7 respectively. To complete the whitewash the fours were never in any danger and went on to record a comfortable 16-10 win. The Garden County youngsters reward is a tie in the next round against Ardrossan.
On Saturday the young ones resume their East of Scotland league fixtures when they face the difficult trip to Abbeyview for which the following team has been selected: C Henderson, L Rafferty, M Penman & D Stevenson (Skip) E Gillies, L Kennedy, B Riva & L Betts L Cowan, D Grieve, C Pryde & K Dodds