The destination of the Division 1 title of the Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League is set to go right down to the wire with record seven times winners Craigentinny entering next weeks final round of fixtures defending a narrow 1½ lead over dark horse challengers Maitland.Read More
This weeks head to heads saw Craigentinny forced to settle for an unconvincing 5-4 win away to relegation threatened Queensberry while Maitland were well enough pleased with a 5-4 defeat away to defending champions Parkside. Queensberry are fighting for their lives and wins for the rinks skipped by Jordan Davidson (17-8), and Brian Pollard (23-22) came within a whisker of capturing the bonus point however Andy Jeffrey (18-10), and Andy Caldwell (13-10) tipped that in the 61-60 shot aggregate favour of the visitors.
Parkside still have a huge part to play in the last match drama as last season’s top team visit Craigentinny and have a history of being a thorn in the flesh of their great rivals. If a last match escape from jail is to rescue the Division 1 status of Queensberry then last seasons admirable runners up need to produce an extra special result away to a Maitland team hungry to win the title for a first time. Pilrig are doomed in bottom place while Northern helped their cause with a 7-2 win over them to stand 3 points clear of Queensberry. Hillside beat Tanfield 7-2.
Line up For WEST LOTHIAN MASTERS AT Newbridge BC on Sunday August 7th at 11.00 am is:-
Winner Section 1 Paul Sweeney, Newbridge BC v Winner Section 2 David Lamb, Uphall Station BC
Winner Section 3 Gary Smith (S5), Linlithgow BC v Winner Section 4 Greg Logan, Uphall Station BC
Winner Section 5 Raymond Logan (S14), Kirkliston BC v Winner Section 6 Mark Allison, Kirkliston BC
Winner Section 7 Brian Craig (S7), Glenmavis BC v Winner Section 8 Bob Mackay, Armadale BC