Buccleuch on back foot as Christy Jnr bosses Jed

BUCCLEUCH: Last Tuesday’s ladies’ league match at home to Kelso saw the visitors outplaying the home team by winning both rinks to secure all five points.

THE following evening, the men also tasted defeat when going down by 82 shots to 62 at St Ronan’s. Best for the Teries were D. Neil, K. Neil, F. Spalding and W. Thomson (skip).

LAST Thursday’s senior open triples attracted an entry of 36, and was won by the home club’s G. Godfrey, T. Nichols and G. Johnstone (skip) who edged past A. Martin, N. Whellans and C. Birchley (skip) by one shot in an all-Buccleuch final.

HAWICK: The seniors slipped to a 50 shots to 66 home defeat against local rivals Wilton, with the host side’s top rink once again comprising Graham Lyall, Wullie Wells and Charlie Logan, who notched a 10-shot victory. Details: A. Wilson 7 J. Murdie 15; G. Lyall 18 B. Jaffray 8; W. Blaikie 16 L. Forrest 19; D. P. Johnstone 9 C. Rae 24.

LAST Wednesday, the ‘A’ team had several call-offs due to holidays and drafted in a few players from the ‘B’ side for the 74-62 defeat at Jed, where the weather wasn’t nearly as wet as in Hawick. Martin Christy Jnr is enjoying a recent turnaround in form and emerged top rink, assisted by S. Spalding, R. Bell and R. Potts. Details: N Hill 12 N Amos 15; R Lindores 23 L Clarkson 8; E Lindores 8 M Christy Jnr 21; G Nagle 14 G Smith 8; D Munro 17 G Lyall 9.

THE ‘A’ team’s rearranged match at Gala last Thursday, which had already been cancelled twice due to the wet weather, saw the Teries racking up a 30 shot victory (52-82).

Again Hawick’s top rink was led by Martin Christy Jnr rink who admitted he himself was having an off night. S. Splading, R. Bell and R. Potts completed the quartet.

Details: J Dickson 8 N Amos 17; R Fulton 12 L Clarkson 21; M Blyth 12 M Christy Jnr 21; R Young 17 G Lyall 10; J Craig 9 G Smith 13.

LAST Wednesday night’s ‘B’ team match against Abbotsford was cancelled due to a flooded green.