High winds and heavy rains didnt blow Midlothian off course in their Hamilton Trophy match against Fife at Strathmiglow and it was a table-topping bunch of players that crossed back over the River Forth celebrating a commanding 46 shot victory (142-96).Read More
Wins on the rinks skipped by Scott Briggs, Colin Bonner, Colin Walker, and David Peacock plus peeled outcomes for Danny McDougall and Ronnie Duncan made for a strong team performance that on top of an opening win over Edinburgh & Leith prompted team manager Drew Pearson to say We are off to a good start. Phase scores of 53-28; 45-37; 44-31; certainly represents encouraging away form and the highlight contributions were delivered by Walker and Bonner in the shape of their respective inspirational 14-2 and 9-1 supremacy over the first seven ends of play. It was Scott Briggs though that severed up the most solid anchor display, skipping Andy Wilton, Steve Robertson, and John Stevenson to a 19 shot win over Raymond Whyte (11-7; 11-3; 10-3). Rink Scores> R Whyte 13 S Briggs 32; D Comrie 11 C Bonner 22; A Pearson 17 C Walker 27; B Doig 14 D Peacock 20; S Bone 23 D McDougall 23; R Page 18 R Duncan 18.
East Lothian rival Midlothian at the top of the table having made it two wins out of two with a 24 shot away success (129-105) over Borders at Gala Waverley that saw the stars from the garden county triumph on all six rinks. The defending national champions dominated the first phase to capture it 50-26 then added to their match lead with a 41-34 score on the seconds before Borders made a 45-38 impression on the third. Brian Young provided the early spark for EL, skipping Steven White, Scott Mackie, and Billy Dunleavey into a 15-1 lead albeit the final outcome was a narrow 23-19 win over Graeme Forsyth. Hard fought single figure wins was also the order of the day on the other five rinks with Scott Kennedy winning 24-16; John McCrorie 22-17; Glenn Blair 18-14; Billy Mellors 23-21; and Scott Dodds 19-18.
Table toppers Craigentinny face a tough away visit to Maitland in tonights fourth round of fixtures in Division 1 of the Alpha Trophies Edinburgh Bowling League and inspired by a 9-0 win at Tanfield the defending champions filed an unchanged team. Foot of the table Hillside will hope for a wake up win at home to newly promoted Brunstane; Northern entertain second placed Parkside while last seasons Division 2 champions Postal seek a points uplift at home to Tanfiel