Honours even for seniors bowlers

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Buccleuch: The club’s senior men got their Border League campaign under way on April 29 with a share of the spoils at home to near neighbours Hawick. In what was a keenly-contested derby, both
sides carded two wins and two loses to finish all square at 52 shots each. Buccleuch’s winning triples were G. Godfrey, K. Lyall and T. Edmison (skip) 19-19, and A. Martin, J. Gray and W. Thomson (skip)

Hawick: The seniors slipped to a 47-71 defeat at the hands of a strong
Gala outfit on Tuesday. Details: J. H. Gray 15 L. Thin 19; A. Wilson 17 R. Fulton 8; R. McDonald 7 M. Blyth 8; R. Lyall 8 J. Dickson

Wilton: Saturday’s Craig Motors open pairs event, contested over 10 ends of knock-out, was won by Graham Brownlee and Alan Brady (skip), who although falling three shots behind after the first end against Lesley Pringle and Raymond Redmond, went on to win the next five heads with scores of 2, 3, 1, 2, 2 to lead 10-3 with four to play, before building on their advantage to win by 15 shots to six.

The beaten semi-finalists were Scott Clarkson and Gavin Brady (skip) and Duncan Macdougall and Stuart Anderson (skip).

President Alistair Taylor thanked Craig Motors for their support before handing out the prize money.

Wilton duo Reece Taylor and Alan Brady have been picked for the Borders’ first match of the Hamilton Trophy series against Midlothian at Newbattle, tomorrow (Saturday). Among the reserves are Kirk Ford and Martin Christy (Hawick) and the team manager is Les Clarkson (Hawick).

Wilton’s Top Ten squad travel to Dumbarton for Sunday’s first round match. Transport leaves from the club at 9am.

Sunday’s Border Under-25 side to take on Fife at Earlston includes local players Gavin Brady, Scott Clarkson, Simon Spalding and Kirk Ford (Hawick) and Ryan Brady, Michael Smyth and Jordan Taylor (Wilton). Players to be
at host green for 1.30pm.