The over 60’s brigade of bowlers at East Lothian IBC have triggered an end of season celebration at The Alex Marshall Arena by capturing The Jock Brodie Seniors Challenge Trophy for a third time in a row having completed the glorious hat trick with a 6-2 points win in the final over Dunfermline club Headwell.Read More
Presented for annual interclub competition by inspirational ‘Heart of East Lothian’ personality figure Jock Brodie back in 1998 the former Evening News Champion of Champions continues to parade his exceptional range of skills and was thrilled to play and be appointed EL captain for the final. “Jock proudly received the trophy from his wife Wilma and the gleaming silverware will sit prominently in our stadiums showcase honours cabinet for an eleventh time” commented tournament organiser John Hamilton. “This years tournament attracted visiting teams from Perth, Abbeyview, Headwell, West Lothian, Midlothian, Bainfield, Teviotdale, Tweedbank, and Berwickshire reflecting the ongoing popularity of an event co-sponsored by Norman T Craig Soft Furnishings and Co-operative Funeral Services”.
Willie Wood MBE played a prominent part in the EL success with the celebrated World Legend skipping Jim McLeod, Jock Brodie and Peter Laidlaw to a commanding 25-8 win over Robbie Philip. Wood and Co produced the first vital spark in the shape of a super count of six on end four to lead 7-4 then in a thrilling display that saw Laidlaw emerge as ‘the man of the match figure’ the rink dwarfed their opposition with counts of 1, (1), 2, 1, 4, 3, (3), 2, 4, 1. The chief architects of the EL triumph received strong support from the rink of Peter Fallen, John P Hamilton, BJ Smith, and Tom Young who were under pressure at 6-5 down to Jim Kerr but zipped to an 18-8 win with a home straight dash of 2, 3, 3, (2), 3, 1, 1.
Headwell couldn’t win having sustained two defeats but they did spill EL blood in the shape of their rink skipped by Donald Waite inflicting a 19-9 wound on Kenny Glen, George Gray, Ronnie Douglas, and Alastair Russell.
Sisters Leanne and Lauren Baillie staged an exceptional recovery to capture the 2Bowl Pairs title at East Lothian IBC having been crushed 9-0 in the opening set by Emma Logan and Janet Fairnie; but winning the second, 7-4, then dominating the tie-breaking third, 12-4.