The East Lothian Gents had a disastrous start to their Premier League campaign last Saturday when they suffered a heavy 65-87 home loss to Ardrossan.Read More
The rinks of Scott Kennedy and Billy Mellors were those who suffered most with Scott going down by 21 shots and Billy by 20. An excellent 19 shot win for Alex Marshall and a peel for Graham Robertson’s rink at least reduced the damage but leaves the team requiring to bounce straight back at home to Aberdeen next week. Individual rink scores were as follows: G Robertson 18 v D Crawford 18 B Mellors 5 v D O’Rourke 25 S Kennedy 13 v S Wilson 34 A Marshall 29 v M Williamson 10
The following team has been selected to face Aberdeen at home with Scott Kennedy, Craig Mackintosh, Lewis Betts, Dean Riva and Stuart Thomson all unavailable. C Darling, R Thomson, D Berwick, A Marshall MBE (Skip) M Johnston, A Burt, W W Wood MBE, G Robertson (Skip) L Middler, M Osborne, J Mower, B Mellors (Skip) A Cormack, A Jeffrey, G Blair, J Higgins (Skip) Reserves: D Oliver, S Kennedy, C Mackintosh, L Betts, D Riva
The women return to Premier League action this week with a trip to Abbeyview and team selected is M Murray, J Russell, A Irvine, E Logan (Skip) P Turner, R Campbell, I Gray, Y Veitch (Skip) M Devine, M Hamilton, C Ward, L Baillie (Skip) A Barclay, A Berwick, M Thomson, J Fairnie (Skip) Reserves: B Riva, N McNeill, C Jones
The Gents and Ladies National two bowls pairs took place last Sunday with the gents pairing of Mark Johnston & Willie Wood falling at the last hurdle in their bid to emulate their previous success in this event. Mark and Willie recorded a 2-0 triumph over Dumbarton and a 1.5-0.5 win over Coatbridge before losing out in a 3-end shoot out to Blantyre in the quarter finals. The ladies pairing of Lauren & Leanne Baillie lost 2-0 to a strong West Lothian pair in their opening game.
The Senior brigade followed up their opening win with an excellent 14 shot victory away to West Lothian last Wednesday. Once again, all rinks recorded wins to leave them all unbeaten this season. B J Smith won by 7, Alistair Russell by 4, Tommy Young by 2
and W W Wood was 1 up. The seniors were due to face Balbardie at home on Wednesday 12th October and the team read as follows: Ross Maguire, David McGill, Billy Higgins, W W Wood (Skip) Lessel Middler, George Gray, Jock Brodie, B J Smith (Skip) Peter Fallen, Jim Robertson, Brian Bisset, Tom Young (Skip) J P Hamilton, Jim McLeod, Ronnie Douglas, Alastair Russell (Skip) Reserves: P Laidlaw, K Morgan, J James, T Taylor & A Davidson
The youths Friday sessions are up and running from 2-4 pm every week, while the Saturday sessions take place from 8-10am.
East Lothian has three youths taking part in the British Isles Under 18 Internationals this weekend as well as Scott Kennedy managing them. Craig Mackintosh and Megan Kivlin are part of the same Scotland side and play together in the Triples and Fours while Lewis Betts is part of a British Lions side and is involved in the Singles and Pairs.
All East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club members are reminded that all subscriptions should have been paid and anyone playing and having not paid their fees will automatically forfeit any game they take part in.