Balbardie gents received a walkover against Berwickshire in last Saturdays prelim round play of the indoor bowls Scottish Cup and the action continues this weekend with the stars from the Bathgate based club set to face Abbeyview in a first round clash at Falkirk.Read More
Abbeyview finished third in Division 1 North of the national leagues so the strongly competitive Fifers represent tough opposition for a Balbardie team suffering from the relegation blues and the loss of their premier league status.
Division 1 North was won in runaway style by West Lothian and the euphoria of returning to the premier league should inspire the six times winners of The Scottish Cup title in their campaign to make it a magnificent seven.
The opening match for the 2015 winners shapes up as one sided contest with the giants of The Inveralmond Stadium in Livingston tackling Division 2 minnows Allander at Fintry.
The prelim round of the Ladies Scottish Cup swings into action this Saturday and the woman of Balbardie make the short journey to Bainfield and face Tweedbank at the Edinburgh venue. West Lothian have a bye into the first round proper.
Bowls Scotland have announced their High Performance squad ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the list of 10 includes 2014 gold medal hero Neil Speirs; and his former West Lothian colleague Graham Archer.