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BUCCLEUCH: Last Tuesday saw the seniors scrape a narrow two-shot win at home to Kelso.

The men’s opening match of the Border League season resulted in a 78 shots to 64½ defeat at Lauder on Wednesday.

The seniors’ second match of last week, away to Jedburgh last Thursday, saw the hosts recording a fairly easy victory by 64 shots to 48.

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the ladies’ Scottish play-offs on the Buccleuch green.

HAWICK: Last Tuesday, the seniors lost a closely-fought match with Earlston/Melrose by 56 shots to 54. Details: T. Anderson 4 B. Beattie 19; R. McDonald 9 G. Cessford 24; A. Wilson 24 P. McInally 3; W. Wear 17 W. Swanston 10.

The ‘A’ team came away with a 95 shots to 85 victory in last Wednesday’s opening league match at Kelso. Details: D. Poloczer 19 S. Clarkson 17; S. White 20 N. Amos 23; W. Scott 13 M. Christy 19; G. Frogley 23 W. Anderson 13; A. White 10 L. Clarkson 23.

The seniors were back in action last Thursday and slipped to a 62 shots to 43 defeat at St Ronan’s in Innerleithen. Details: J. Dougal 18 R. McDonald 9; B. Little 23 W. H. Wear 9; I. Thorburn 9 G. Lyall 13; A. Caldwell 12 A. Wilson 12.

WILTON: The ‘A’ team got their David Lightbody-sponsored Border League campaign under way with an emphatic 96 shots to 60 triumph at home to St Ronan’s last Wednesday night. Details: C. Macdougall 21 M. Ormiston 13; A. J. Kyle 17 F. Wilson 18; A. Brady 15 A. Borthwick 12; C. Sutherland 22 D. Pearce 12; S. Anderson 21 J. Dougall 5.

The ‘A’ team’s second Border League tie of last week resulted in an 83 shots to 74 success at the Hawick club last Friday night. Details: L. Clarkson 21 A. J. Kyle 13; M. Christy 8 C. Sutherland 24; B. Anderson 17 A. Brady 14; N. Amos 8 C. Macdougall 25; S. Clarkson 20 S. Anderson 7.

Saturday saw the first leg of the six-rink annual home and away fixture between Wilton and the visitors, the Dudley club, of Leith, and it was the hosts who took the spoils by Wilton 95 shots to 72. Details: A.Clarkson 16 R. Fyve 13; S. Anderson 15 G. Flight 12; R. Brady 11 J. Henderson 13; R. Paterson 15 P. Whitton 12; G. Brownlee 13 T. Parker 17; D. Macdougall 25 S. Hawthorn 5.