Edinburgh & Leith叚 massive 44 shot victory (132-88) away to West Fife at Dalgety Bay was rewarded by a second place finish in the East section of The Hamilton Trophy that takes them in the Quarterfinals knock out stage of the Cities & Counties Championship.Read More
E&L were under strong pressure to finish their East section campaign on a winning note and duly delivered with a strong team performance that saw double digit wins for the rinks skipped by Danny Gormley and Paul O这onnell ably supported by James Hogg, John McDermottt, and Paul Veitch. The defeat of Darren Hush was by a single shot.
East Lothian paid a heavy price for two opening defeats having bounced off the canvas to then score five wins in a row, including the defeat of E&L. Their final countdown against West Fife saw wins on five rinks, skipped by Steven Morgan, Alister Kennedy, Alex Marshall MBE, Billy Mellors, and Brian Young. The defeat of John McCrorie was by 3 shots.
West Lothian made it a magnificent seven with wins on the rinks against Stirling County East at Kirkliston skipped by Raymond Logan (+27); Grant Logan (+24); and Steven Fleming (+13); more than covering the defeat of Thomas Mann (-1); Andy Dunnett (-3); and Neil Speirs (-5).
Midlothian ended a disappointing campaign in fourth place but did finish with a 131-128 away win over Borders at Newtown St Boswells.
Postal continue to impress against the odds in Division 1 of the Alpha Trophies Edinburgh Bowling League with this weeks tough looking visit to Maitland resulting in a 7-2 away win that takes the underdogs into a lofty nosebleed position of third. With 9 of the 14 fixtures completed Postal have amassed 47 points and sit 6 points ahead of both Parkside and Queensberry and seven ahead of Maitland.
The race for the title is a red-hot one with Carrick Knowe bidding to capture the coveted crown at the first time of asking and topping the table with an 8 point lead over defending champions Craigentinny. This weeks results saw 10 times champions Craigentinny score a 5-4 win at home to Queensberry while Carrick Knowe matched that with a 5-4 win away to Northern.
Ewan Shearer delivered an excellent 21-12 victory over Greg Baldry of East Calder to turn up trumps in the Singles final of the District Championships played at West Calder. Shearer, of Linlithgow, will make his fourth appearance in the major discipline of the Scottish Finals at Ayr Northfield having produced the stronger finish from 12-10 in an entertaining battle with Balrdy that lasted 20 ends.
Darren Pearce of Kirkliston walked over in last years final of the Junior Singles and makes a follow up appearance on the national finals stage having on this occasion served up a strong performance from 8-8 to score a 21-10 win over Cameron Nicol of Deans.
Two sets of brothers faced each other in the final of the Pairs and in a nail biting climax a single at the last to win 13-12 saw the victory salute triggered by the younger set of Aiden and Nathan Davies of Pumpherston at the expense Bathgate duo David and Alan McCormick.
Newbridge reigned supreme in the Triples with Thomas Mann skipping Stuart Affleck and Blair Mackie to a 16-6 win over the Queensferry crew of Mike Reid, Jim McCallum, and Raymond Reid.
Kirkliston dominated the Fours with the rink of Mark Allison, Greg Logan, Calum Logan, and Raymond Logan in tip-top form to beat Stewart McMaster, Ian Laverie, Brian Edwards, and Jamie Edwards of Broxburn, 21-7.
Ewan Shearer notched up a District Champion double when skipping his Linlithgow club-mate Ann Robertson to a hard fought win over Brian and Lorraine Craig of Glenmavis in Monday nights final played at West Calder.