Kirkliston’s failure to survive the prelim round of The Purdie Worldwide Scottish Inter County Top Ten Tournament is a major disappointment and it was a dramatic last bowl destroyer that sentenced the West Lothian champions to defeat – away to their Stirling County counterparts, Adrian of Falkirk.Read More
Ironically the opposition player that delivered the killer blow to the giants of Kirkliston was a native of rival village Winchburgh in the shape of Stewart Getty– playing skip in the Adrian rink.
Getty, and his colleagues, faced match defeat with 2 shots against him taking to the mat for the final bowl then he proceeded to break KBC hearts by crashing the jack into the ditch with such force it rebounded back into the green to leave The Cheesetown Boys carding a single. A single that restricted Calum Logan and his front-three of Jordan Pearce, Andi Gray, and John Aitken to a 17-17 peel and costing them what would have been a match-winning point. The final score being 4 – 4 on points but 60-58 shot aggregate in favour of Adrian. KBC’s visit to the Stirling County champions was frought with danger and the late absence of Singles spearhead Grant Logan turned out to be significant.
Logan – a four times WL Master – resolved a personal dilemma by opting to support the debut of his 16 year old nephew, Cameron Logan, in the Hearts team facing Kilmarnock in the premier league match being played at Rugby Park. “The news of Cameron’s selection broke late on Friday afternoon, he was sitting his Higher English Exam, and it heralded such an exciting and breath catching career high that I new I just had to be there to add my support”. Cameron is a son of Grant’s brother Greg. Grant’s cousin, Scott Logan, switched to the Singles but suffered a 21-10 defeat from Martin McCalley then the Triple of Darren Pearce, Mark Allison, and Raymond Logan slipped from 13-10 up to a 13-13 peel against Simon Thomson. Neil Speirs skipped Steven Forrest to an 18-9 win the Pairs having added to the drama with a bold 1, 2 , 4 finish.
West Lothian launched their campaign in the East section of the Cities and Counties Championship with an encouraging 19 shot away win (124-105) over tough to beat Border at Gordon BC. Wins for the rinks skipped by Raymond Logan, Grant Logan, Thomas Mann, and Andy Dunnett, more than covered the defeat of Neil Speirs and Steven Fleming. Logan (Ray) won 12 of his 21 ends and included a might 5 at his third end as he skipped Darren Pearce, Barry Sword, and Sandy McDougall to a 28-11 win over Ian Crawford. Logan (Grant) won 11 of his 21 ends and included a mighty 5 at his forth end as he skipped Jamie Edwards, Blair Mackie, and James Speirs to a 23-17 win over Graham Forsyth. Mann won 11 of his 21 ends and recovered from 10-6 down to skip Calum Black, Gary Orr, and Gary Smith to a 20-15 win over Jamie Mitchell. Dunnett won 12 of his 21 ends and included a mighty 5 at the 18th as he skipped Ewan Shearer, Scott Logan, and Calum Logan to a 21-18 win over Ralph Nicol. Speirs and his rink of Steven Forrest, Mark Allison, and Bryan Cooper lost 23-14 to Stuart Bebbington while Frazer Muirhead, Andi Gray, Greg Logan, and Steven Fleming lost 21-18 to Stuart White. West Lothian are unchanged for this Saturdays home match against Midlothian at Linlithgow. (2pm)
West Lothian stars Neil Speirs, Grant Logan, and Thomas Mann have been named I the Scotland team to play in the British Isles International Series at Leamington Spa on June 30th and 1st July.