West Lothian gents launched 2020 with a hard fought 4 shot victory (77-73) over Ardrossan in what was a challenging away fixture in the A Division of the Premier League and it’s a result that puts their continued status in the top echelon beyond doubt.Read More
Thomas Mann and his front-three of Nathan McKendrick, David Wilson, and George Sneddon were the high flyers with a commanding 28-16 win over S Wilson that was supported by a 21-21 peel contributed by Jamie Aitken, Scott McMaster, Cameron Greer, and Craig Moss against D O’Rourke. Calum Logan and his rink of Richard Mark, Ian Drysdale, and Bryan Cooper suffered a narrow 18-16 defeat at the hands of M Williamson while the Four of Connor McKendrick, Raymond Logan, Gary Orr, and Mark Allison lost 18-12 to J Montgomerie.
West Lothian get the chance to go clear second this weekend and they have home environment advantage against Falkirk but it is a tough fixture. The team line up reads as follows. Rink 1. Jamie Aitken, Scott McMaster, Graeme Lees, and Cameron Greer., Rink 2. Richard Mark, Ian Drysdale, Bryan Cooper, and Calum Logan., Rink 3. Nathan McKendrick, David Wilson, George Sneddon, and Thomas Mann, Rink 4. Connor McKendrick, Raymond Logan, Gary Orr, and Mark Allison.
Balbardie gents continue to occupy the bottom rung in Division 1B but did manage to keep their prospects of avoiding relegation alive with an encouraging 87-70 win at home to East Kilbride. Wins on three of the four rinks reflects a strong team performance and the charge to victory was led by John Ellis skipping Ian Drysdale, Derek Kerr, and Mark Bonar to a tremendous 32-15 win over R Notman.
Sandy McDougall and his front-three of Tam Whitfield, Stuart Ford, and Andy Forrest beat K Clinton 22-16 while the rink of Graeme Turnbull, Jimmy Mallon, Davy Ross, and Walter McDougall added a 19-13 win over N McLeish, The only setback was a 26-14 defeat of Alistair Wilson, Lindsay Forrest, Brian Craig, and Ewan Shearer at the hands of J Orr.
Balbardie need to keep winning and this weeks visit to Galleon is a challenging one but the Bathgate based team do travel with a sniff of a chance if performing up to their best form. Rink 1. Ian Drysdale, Derek Kerr, Mark Bonar, John Ellis, Rink 2. David Rogers, Hugh Marshall, Lindsay Forrest, and Ewan Shearer, Rink 3. Tam Whitfield, Stuart Ford, Andy Forrest, and Sandy McDougall, Rink 4. Graeme Turnbull, Jimmy Mallon. Davy Ross, and Walter McDougall.
Win, Lose, or Draw this Saturdays match away to Tweedbank in Divison 1 East the West Lothian ladies will finish top of the table.
West Lothian Seniors ended their campaign with a 65-57 defeat away to East Fife and finished mid table with 6 wins out of 12 in Division East A. Wins for Duncan Lawson (17-11); Ian Robertson (20-14); and George Sneddon (13-10); made good reading but that picture was clouded by the 30-7 defeat of Tam Brown, Jim Wishart, John Black, and David Wilson.
Ironically, The day before, David Wilson was the master craftsman who made the difference in the final of the Morning League Pairs, skipping Dennis Kenny to a commanding 17-6 win over Ian McGill and Jimmy Speirs.
Even shot bowls within six inches of the jack were vulnerable to the precise drawing skills of Wilson and with good support from his lead player the opposition were restricted to counting at just three of the 12 ends.
Balbardie IBC’s eye-catching 5-3 win over East Lothian in the prelim round of the National Team Championship event is followed by a match against Abbeyview at Alloa this Sunday.
Singles, Lorraine Craig; Pairs, Morven and Ewan Shearer; Triples, Betty Johnston, Sean McBride, Andy Forrest; Fours, Kim Ross, Sharon Leitch, Davy Ross, Walter McDougall.