Slateford’s only defeat in 12 Water of Leith 1st Sixteen games was a 7-0 hammering at Balerno; but the front-runners for the title have avenged that with a 5-2 triumph in the return fixture.
Wins on the rinks skipped by icon figures Robert Marshall and Andy Ramsay also earned the bonus point but the clean sweep was denied them Steve Watson’s commanding win over Jamie Gracie. Marshall only failed to count on four of the 17-ends as he skipped Bill Herd, Louis Beaton, and Davy Ross into a 13-2 lead then onto a massive 29-7 win over Maxi Baigrie. Ramsay carded a mighty 5 at end nine to lead 15-7 then the former Edinburgh Open Champion skipped Ronnie Ramsay, Colin Gilchrist, and Gordon Ramsay to a 24-9 win over Fergie McBeath, Watson kept Balerno on the map with a strong performance to skip S Marshall, J Watson, and S Wightman to a 21-11 win over current E&L skip, Gracie. The other results from fixtures 13 haven’t come to hand but the league table after 12 games played reads, Slateford 65, Sighthill 56, Gorgie Mills 51, Balerno 40, Currie 40, Beechwood 31, Juniper Green 31, Bainfield 22.
Colinton stage the Forrest Fours competition tomorrow and it has special significance as the event commemorates their stalwart member Alastair Forrest who passed away recently. Alastair was a weel kent figure in wider bowling circles as a long serving treasurer of The Scottish Inter County Top Ten Association.
Sighthill host the final stages of the inaugural Under Scottish Cup tomorrow and there is a local interest in both semi finals (11am) with Midlothian facing Dumbartonshire and East Lothian tackling Lanarkshire. The final is scheduled for 2-30pm and the event is sponsored by I.Q. Fire & Security.