West Lothian launch their 2016 campaign for the much coveted Hamilton Trophy on home territory at Broxburn venue Buchan Park this Saturday (2pm) and face a testing match against Midlothian in the East section of The Scottish Cities and Counties Championship.Read More
Gordon Logan has picked a strong and well formed line up for his first match as team manager and his hopes will be for a winning performance being delivered that is enriched by successful blends and a strong sense of never say die fighting spirit.
Midlothian are well managed by former ace Drew Pearson and although underdogs the visitors will be no pushovers with world stage stars David Peacock, Colin Walker, and Ronnie Duncan providing the backbone in a line up that sees former exciting WL teenage talent Mark Thorburn making his debut. Buchan Park should be well worth a visit, especially if the sun continues to shine, with stars galore on parade. Rink 1. Ewan Shearer, Mark Allison, Andy Dunnett, and Neil Speirs. Rink 2. Drew Paterson, David Lamb, Calum Logan, and Grant Logan. Rink 3. Andrew Semple, Greg Baldry, John Aitken, and Thomas Mann. Rink 4. Scott Middlemiss, Blair Mackie, Walter McDougall, and Steven Fleming. Rink 5 Steven Forrest, Connor McKendrick, Gary Smith, and Ray Logan.. Rink 6. John Black, Alec Allan, James Speirs, and Sandy McDougall.
Midlothian. Rink 1. J Mitchell, M Yuill, S Roseburgh, and C MacFarlane. Rink 2. T Moffat, N Gibson, C Hodge, and D Peacock. Rink 3. N Linton, A Clinkscales, J Stevenson,and C Walker .Rink 4. J Macnab, M Wyllie, K McDougall, and R Duncan.Rink 5. A Wilton, A Buerle, R Blair, and S Briggs. Rink 6. M Thorburn, S Ritchie, D Russell, and D McDougall.
The West Lothian Under 25’s launch their Scottish League Cup campaign this Sunday with an away match against Stirling at Alloa East End with team manager Gordon Logan selecting the following team; Rink 1. Nathan Davis (Pumpherston), Andrew Irvine (West Calder), Jack Murphy (Bellsburn), and Robbie Cuthell (Kirkliston). Rink 2, Kelvin Gray (Ratho), Kyle Broadley (Kirkliston), Jamie Edwards (Broxburn), and Connor McKendrick (Middleton Hall) Rink 3. Cameron Robertson (Blackburn), Gordon Sneddon (Bellsburn), Rory Walker (Oakbank), and Calum Black (East Calder).
Rink 4. Jamie Deegan (Harrysmuir), Shaun Cairns (Harrysmuir), Cameron Nicol (Deans), and Jordan Pearce (Kirkliston). Rink 5. Calum Busby (Blackburn), Stuart Ford (Watson Memorial), Nathan McKendrick (Kirkliston), and Grant Ramsay (East Calder). Rink 6. William Borland (East Calder), Cameron Fraser (Whitburn), Darren Pearce (Kirkliston), and Scott McMaster (Buchan Park).
Newbridge carry the West Lothian banner into the Co-operative Funeralcare sponsored Scottish Inter County Top Ten Tournament and launch their bid for the coveted title at home to Stranraer of Wigtownshire in this Sunday’s nationwide prelim round action. Ace internationalist Thomas Mann is a strong spearhead figure in the Singles and the support in the Pairs comes in the shape of fellow Hamilton Trophy stars Drew Paterson and James Speirs. Andrew Semple skips Blair Mackie and Paul Sweeney in the Triples while 1995 British Isles Pairs champions Ian Robertson and Alec Allan play lead and third respectively to Jamie Aitken and Greg Baldry in the Fours.
The recent Belhaven Best sponsored Ratho 2Bowl Open Pairs tournament was won by Slateford brothers Andrew and Gordon Ramsay who in a high profile final carded a single at the last end to edge a 10-9 nail biter against Hamilton Trophy stars Andy Dunnett of Queensferry and Grant Logan of Kirkliston.
The continuing play in the Bathgate section of the WLBA Seniors Top Ten saw Blackburn battle to a 4-4 share of the points away to Glenmavis A in a result that gives them top spot on the leader board with 11 points to the 10 of Bathgate High and Glenmavis B. The other match two results were, Glenmavis B 6 Seafield 2; Springgrove 3 Stoneyburn 5; Bathgate 6 Whitburn 2; Watson Memorial 4 (52) Harthill 4 (63); Armadale 6 West Calder 2.