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BUCCLEUCH’S senior men recorded a comfortable 75 shots to 47 win at home to Peebles last Tuesday.

Best for the hosts were G. Moyes, J. Gray and W. Thomson (skip) 22-10.

SATURDAY’s Ex-Presidents round-robin tourney saw A. Taylor, F. Morrison, D. Macdougall and J. Dickey (skip) emerging victorious by sevens shots to six over a Newcastleton rink.

The beaten semi-finalists were the squads skipped by W. Thomson and L. Clarkson.

The club would like to thank competitions sponsors Jean and Pete Turnbull.

HAWICK: The seniors recorded a good 53 shots to 39 win over local rival Wilton last Tuesday.

Details: A. Wilson 12 J. Murdie 10; G. Lyall 10 W. Patterson 12; J. H. Reilly 13 R. Drysdale 9; R. McDonald 18 G. Brownlee 8.

LAST Friday’s Knock-out Cup tie away to first division champions Melrose was always going to be a tough match, and so it proved with the home side eventually running out winners by 71 shots to 58.

Details: K. Johnstone 11 G. Scott 16; N. Mcinally 14 M. Christy 8; B. Swanston 18 C. Spalding 14; L. Haldane 17 G. Lyall 6; I. Crawford 11 B. Anderson 14.

Sunday’s Waverley Bar Triples culminated in a ding-dong final win for A. Clarkson, R. McCulloch and B Anderson who beat K. Ford, R Potts and A. Oliver.

The beaten semi-finalists were A. Brady, G. Brownlee and M Scott, and I. Ford, M. Hogg and M. Christy

The club greatly appreciates the sponsorship from the Waverley Bar.

WILTON: The men’s last league game of the season saw them retaining their top division status with a 71 shots to 92 victory away to Waverley last Wednesday night.

Two of the visiting squads recorded wins but it was Jock Elliot, Alistair Taylor, Duncan Macdougall and Chris Macdougall (skip) who were the ‘sweep’ winners.

Details: R. Crawford 22 A. J. Kyle 13; R. Nicholson 24 A. Brady 6; D. Miller Jnr 15 R. Taylor 18; D. Wilson 17 C. Sutherland 14; B. Blackwood 14 C. Macdougall 20.

LAST Friday night saw Wilton securing a Knock-out Cup preliminary tie win over Selirk at West Stewart Place.

Top squad for the hosts comprised Michael Smyth, Davy Reid, Graham Brownlee and Andrew Kyle (skip).

Details: A. J. Kyle 20 H. Bell 6; R. Taylor 14 S. Henderson 8; C. Sutherland 13 C. McKinnon 13; C. Macdougall 13 I. Borthwick 12; A. Brady 24 D. Macleod 12.

Wilton 84, Selkirk 51.

SUNDAY’S mixed pairs tournament resulted in the Smart Trophy going to Lynn and Ronnie Nichol (skip) who defeated Diane and David Smart (skip) by 14 shots to 12 in the final. The beaten semi-finalists were Lesley Pringle and Raymond Redmond (skip) and Vicky Lane and Colin Sutherland (skip).

EARLSTON is the venue for tomorrow (Saturday’s) Border Bowling Association play-offs, in which Wilton triple John Smyth, Bill Jaffray and Reece Taylor (skip), and the West Stewart Place quartet of Mark Hogarth, Eddie Pollard, Andrew J. Kyle and Colin Sutherland (skip) will be competing.