Hawick trio beat Melrose to secure play-off title

Hawick Bowling Club trio Mick Hogg, Ewan McGregor and Ian Ford who emerged victorious in Saturday's Border Play-offs at Berwick.
Hawick Bowling Club trio Mick Hogg, Ewan McGregor and Ian Ford who emerged victorious in Saturday's Border Play-offs at Berwick.
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BUCCLEUCH: Last Tuesday saw the senior men record their sixth victory in a row with a 60 shots to 45 win at home to Gala Abbotsford. Best for the Teries were G. Godfrey, G. Johnstone and T. Edmison (skip) 21-6.

HAWICK: Last Monday night, the ‘B’ team secured a really good XX shots to XX triumph at Gala Abbotsford in the Knockout Plate. Tops for the visitors were A. McCredie, Reece Johnstone, B. Wear and Rob Johnstone (skip).

Details: S. Cunningham 14 N. Anderson 11; A. Gammie 4 R. Johnstone 21; R. Shearer 14 C. Blaikie 10; N. Kimber 20 W. Blaikie 12.

The seniors’ recent run of good results came to an end last Tuesday when Jed beat them by 62 shots to 45. Details: R McDonald 10 H. Fisher 12; G. Lyall 14 J. Taylor 15; J. Reilly 11 G. Sinton 20; A. Wilson 10 G. Somerville 15.

Last Wednesday, the ‘A’ team enjoyed an emphatic 92 shots to 55 victory over Abbotsford in the Knock Out Cup. Top rink for Hawick comprised A. Oliver, A. Wilson, K. Ford and L. Clarkson (skip).

Details: N. Amos 14 C. Hancock 10; S. Clarkson 24 A. Hancock 11; M. Christy 17 B. Anderson 10; C. Spalding 12 T. Mann 15; L. Clarkson 25 K. Campbell 9.

The ‘B’ team also recorded a comfortable victory last Wednesday night, easing to a 77 shots to 55 triumph at Gala Abbotsford. Top performers for the Teries were D. Johnstone, C. Logan, B. Wear and T. Anderson. Details: G. Aitchison 20 Rob Johnstone 17; T. Mann 7 T. Anderson 23; G. Kerr 16 J. Reilly 14; C. Riddell 14 W. Blaikie 23.

On Saturday, the triple of I. Ford, M. Hogg and E. McGregor came away as champions at the Border Play-offs at Berwick. They beat a very good Melrose trio in the final by 16-14, having firstly seen off Berwick in the semi-finals. All three of the Hawick side played superb bowls in the final. Also in action at Berwick were the Hawick club’s senior four of W. Wells, J. H. Reilly, B. McDonald and G. Lyall, who were defeated 17-11 by a strong Berwick outfit.

Sunday saw 16 pairs contest the Alan Barker Trophy, which was played in a round robin format, and saw E. McGregor and Z. Borthwick claim the spoils once again with victory in the final against F. Willison and A. Wilson. Afterwards, the ladies’ committee served up a good meal that was enjoyed by all.