Last weekend seen the Gents Home Internationals played at Ayr Northfield with East Lothian represented by Alex Marshall MBE, Billy Mellors and Derek Oliver. Billy and Alex formed the back end of a rink with Darren Weir and Davie Crawford in front of them while Derek skipped a rink with Ronnie Duncan, John Simpson and Robert Marshall.Read More
There was good news for two Garden County ladies as EL Co-op’s Megan Kivlin and Megan Grantham have been selected for the Scottish Ladies Junior International Team.
The East Lothian Seniors made a great start in the Matt Purdie as they aim to go one step further than their runner-up spot last year. They opened up their campaign with a 98-62 victory over Fife at a tricky Windygates Bowling Club. The Garden County Auld Yins won on all five rinks with the rink of Keith Fender leading the way with a nineteen shot win, while George Smith’s rink won by eight shots. They were ably backed up by the rinks of George Cowan winning by four, Ali Russell by three and Captain Tom Young winning by two shots. The team for the next game on Monday against Stirling East at Polmaise Bowling Club is as follows: M Newlands, T Rattray, P Fallen & G Cowan (Skip) B Scott, W Franklin, D Kennedy & G Smith B Brunton, I Veitch, D Whitson, K Fender J Hamilton, R Strang, D Arnot, A Russell D Hogg, A Valentine, A Burt, T Young Reserves: K Boyd, D Pryde, J Bonner, A Jamieson & R Davidson
In the East Coast Carpets League One last week EL Co-op suffered another blow to their title hopes as they lost 2-6 to one of their nearest challengers for the second week running when they visited Port Seton. A result which seen Port Seton reach the top of the league as third placed Haddington’s game against East Linton was postponed due to the funeral of Haddington member and long-time supporter of East Lothian Bowls Babs Herschell, who will be sadly missed. Prestongrange and Castlepark were the big winners on the night as they defeated Dunbar and Winton 8-0 respectively whilst Tranent and Elphinstone fought out a 4-4 draw. Five points now separate the top four teams of Port Seton, EL Co-op, Haddington and Prestongrange with Haddington having their game in hand which also means a lot to East Linton who are now five points from safety. This Friday sees two of the top four meet as EL Co-op entertain Prestongrange whilst Port Seton make the tricky trip to East Linton. Haddington also face a tough game when they travel to Elphinstone and Dunbar must surely win at Winton to have any hopes of surviving. The final fixture sees Castlepark play Tranent.
Meanwhile on the Youth scene the winners of the recent play-off in the Ann Dennis triples in the shape of Ormiston’s Abi McNeill, Sam Niven and Lucy Walker are representing East Lothian in the national finals day at North British Bowling Club in Glasgow this Sunday 7th of July.