The final matches across the Alpha Trophies Edinburgh Bowling League were all wiped out by the weather on Wednesday night and with promotion and relegation at stake the Management Committee have ruled that all games be rescheduled for this Monday night with a 6-30pm start.Read More
One of the outcomes so far is that two seeds in the shape of No 9 Raymond Logan and No 13 Glenn King cant commit to Saturday so have withdrawn.
The sate of play going into what would be lasts nights 4th round is that only seven of the 16 seeds were still standing. These were No1 Andy Dunnett; No2 Grant Logan; No4 Neil Speirs; No8 Thomas Mann; No12 Cameron Greer; No14 Steven Fleming; and No16 Frazer Muirhead.
If the completion of Rounds 1 to 5 is achieved by end of play tonight then the Final Days play tomorrow (Sunday) will go ahead as planned at Stoneyburn Community Bowling Green with the quarterfinals at 11am, the semi finals at 1-30pm, and the final at 4pm.
It is disappointing that seeds Greg Logan (6), John Aitken (7), and Darren Pearce (10) were unable to make the starting line up on Monday then Mark Allison (15) was a first round casualty followed by the exit of Gary Smith (3), Ewan Shearer (5), and Brian Craig (11) in the second round.
For times Master Grant Logan (2) survived a 21-20 second round scare against Ian Kilgallon of East Calder then other than the two that withdrew the rest of the sees survived the rescheduled 3rd round.
The line up in last nights 4th round was; Sect 1: Andy Dunnett (1) v Calum Melrose; Davie Ross v Frazer Muirhead (16). Sect 2: Thomas Mann (8) v Ryan Miller, Tam Whitfield v Greg Baldry. Sect 3: Andy Speirs v Liam Thomson; Keiron Reeder v Cameron Greer (12). Sect 4: Neil Speirs (4) v Scott Mushett; John Kerr v Ian Robertson. Sect 5: Cammy Robertson v Colin Hamilton; Kevin McConnell v Steven Fleming (14). Sect 6; Tommy Neilands v Jamie Aitken; Gary Orr v Graeme Turnbull. Sect 7: Derick Kerr v Paul Sweeney; Andrew Semple v John Reid. Sect 8: David Gemmell Jnr v Gordon Morrison; Adam Gilliland v Grant Logan (2).
Kirkliston hold the record number of Top Ten Title wins at both Inter County and WLBA levels but reputation counted for nothing in this years County final with Buchan Park causing a major upset when the clubs clashed at Newbridge.
Buchan Park are no minnows and no pushover having captured the title on two previous occasions and their latest triumph over the giants of the popular format was achieved by a commanding 6-2 outcome.
Steven Fleming produced a heroic performance to take the 21-13 scalp of Grant Logan in the Singles having led the international star 10-2 then from 18-13 hitting 21 with a magic count of 3. Billy Irvine skipped David Ledgerwood to a magnificent 16-11 win over the internationalist partnership of Steven Forrest and Neil Speirs having made great space to have them at their 16-8 mercy. Kenny Logan himself and ex International star and member of the famous Kirkliston Clan – but now playing out of Buchan Park played lead in the Triples to John Black and Barry Sword and they were clear cut 16-8 winners over Darren Pearce, Mark Allison, and Calum Logan (nephew).
Kirkliston did get the upper hand in the Fours with Raymond Logan skipping John Aitken, Robbie Cuthill, and Greg Logan to a 16-14 win over Ross Howie, Alan Docherty, Stuart Grant, and Mark McCullagh.