Craigentinny have yet to fire on all four cylinders in their mission to capture the top Division 1 crown of the Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League for a record extending eighth time; but have the chance to ignite their campaign with home advantage over Northern tonight.Read More
Northern are not the greatest of performers on away greens of the EBL and a sluggish start to their season finds them in danger of being cast adrift as entering their fourth round of fixtures they are isolated on the second bottom rung. While the fear factor of a visit to Craigentinny has been diminished in recent seasons it is always expected that the sleeping giants of the EBL will arouse from their self-imposed slumbers and mount a serious challenge to last years champions Parkside. “We have allowed Parkside to open up a gap of 6˝ points and that is a wake up call to us” said spokesman Kenny Watling who added “ we need our team of stars to start showing their sparkle and do so in unison – we have the chance to do that tonight ”. Craigentinny go into battle with an awesome line up that reads, Rink 1. Kevin Hunter, Scott Duncan, Kevin McMcFarlane, and Willie McDonald. Rink 2. Craig McCall, Stuart Betts, Gordon Bold, and Andrew Jeffrey. Rink 3. Josh Spalding, Gary Nisbet, Scott Rogers, and Daniel Gormley Rink 4. Darren Smith, Ian Paterson, David Brown, and Andy Caldwell.
Parkside proved last season that they have the tough mentality it takes to stay on when hitting the front but the champions of 2007, 2012, and 2015 will have that put to the test in tonight’s top of the table battle against Tanfield. Tanfield came up as Division 2 champions and are going great guns in their efforts to re-connect with their memorable six Division 1 crowns achievements of yesteryear; but, on away territory, this is their toughest task yet of their campaign. The resilient Parksiders are set to answer the the tough questions expected to be asked of them, with a strong line up that reads, Rink 1. Steven Rennie, David Moran, Andy Hargan, and Neil Watson. Rink 2. Craig bryce, Gareth Edwards, Bob Ramsay, and Paul Vetch. Rink 3. John Bell, Ewan Diven, Brian Salvona, and Kevin Boyd. Rink 4. Danny McCourt, Dave Sherriffs, Davie Anderson, and Robert Donaldson.
Queensberry and Maitland are both tough nuts to crack at home so entertain their respective visitors, Hillside and Pilrig, with high expectations of victory.