Martins go down in area pairs final

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Last Monday saw husband and wife Alex and Mary Martin slipping to a narrow 12-11 defeat against a Gala Abbotsford pair in the area final of the Scottish Pairs on the Hawick green.

The senior men were in league action at home to Earlston/Melrose last Tuesday, and it was the visitors who secured a keenly-fought 60 shots to 52 victory .Best for the hosts were T. Cairns, K. Lyle and T. Edmison (skip) 19-13.

Also last Tuesday, the ladies played host to Hawick in the league, and with one rink going each way, it was the Hawick ladies who got the extra point by winning overall. Top for Buccleuch were H. Megahy, M. Johnstone, C. Stitt and M. Martin (skip) 12-10.

The men were on league duty at home to Peebles last Wednesday, and with five rinks to go the visitors were a couple of shots up. However, a late surge from the Teries saw them notching a fine 84 shots to 64 win. Best for Buccleuch were R. Silver, A. Brown, M. Bell and C. Miller (skip) 22-11.

Members are reminded that tomorrow (Saturday) sees the annual friendly against Wilton on the Buccleuch green. The match will be followed by a social evening comprising a meal and dancing.


The ‘A’ team scored a good 77 shots to 75 victory over Abbotsford in the league last Monday night. Bill Anderson’s rink were top performers with a 25-12 success. Details: L. Clarkson 15 B. Anderson 14; N. Amos 15 J. Hardie 15; S. Clarkson 14 C. Hancock 16; W. Anderson 25 K. Jonhnstone 12; G. Scott 8 E Hancock 18.

Last Tuesday morning saw the seniors recording a comfortable 54 shots to 46 win over Abbotsfod. Best for Hawick were Bobby McDonald’s rink. Details: R. McDonald 20 W. Waugh 8 G. Lyall 23 T. Boyd 6; J. Gray 2 J Manczak 22; A. Wilson 9 T. Mann 10

The ‘A’ team came away with a comprehensive 119 shots to 72 victory against a strong Kelso side last Wednesday. Top for the Teries were S. Spalding, S. Johnstone, A. Oliver and M. Christy (skip).

The ‘B’ team were at Gala, and they, too, had a good win by 75 shots to 48. Best for the visitors were J. Gray, D. Thomson, R. Graham and R. Johnstone (skip) 24-6. Details: E. Czajka 9 T. Anderson 20; I. Niven 23 W. Blaikie 9; P. Butterfield 10 B. Wear 22; S. Boyle6 R. Johnstone 24.

Last Thursday’s inaugural D. P. Johnstone Memorial Triples, in memory of the late Davy Johnstone who passed away earlier this year, attracted an entry of 16 triples from around the Borders, and was won by G. Moyes, J. Gray and G. Moyes. The beaten finalists were the Hawick club’s W. Wells, C. Logan and G. Lyall. The club is indebted to sponsors for making this such a good day and the Johnstone family for their support. Thanks also to the hard-working Bert Wear for organising the event.

Saturday saw the club entertain Weir Bowling Club from Glasgow, and a good day was had by all, with the hosts emerging winners by 80 shots to 75. Top rink for the Teries comprised Z. Borthwick, N. Whillans, K. Ford and J. H. Reilly – all of whom were outstanding.


The five rink ‘A’ team had three away games to contest last week, and the first of these saw the Wiltonians recording an important by 73 shots to 70 victory at kelso. Top squad for the visitors was J. Elliot, G. Brownlee, D. Reid and A. Brady (skip). Details: A. White 14 C. Sutherland 21; C. Martin 12 A. J. Kyle 11; S. White 20 R. Taylor 8; D. Poloczek 19 C. Macdougall 7; G. Frogley 5 A. Brady 26.

The second game of a busy bowling week was against Ancrum, and in another tight match it was the West Stewart Place outfit who recorded a hard-fought 77-67 win. Top squads for the visitors were A. Taylor, J. Smyth, D. Macdougall and A. J. Kyle (skip), and J. Thomson, F. Donaldson, R. Brady and R. Taylor (skip). Details: G. Scott 8 R. Taylor 14; S. Skeldon 14 C. Sutherland 9; B. Law 19 A. Brady 23; C. Skeldon 11 A. J. Kyle 17; D. Oliver 15 C. Macdougall 14.

Last Thursday night saw the ‘A’ team’s hectic week draw to a close with an 82 shots to 74 defeat at Ancrum. Top squad for Wilton was C. Rae, M. Notman, K. McCartney and C. Macdougall. Details: G. Nagle 16 A.J. Kyle 16; J. Taylor 12 C. Macdougall 16; D. Lightbody 17 A. Brady 13; D. Munro 22 C. Sutherland 16; E. Lindores 82 R. Taylor 16.

Wilton’s ‘B’ team won their fixture against Abbotsford last Wednesday, with three of the four combinations taking the spoils to earn an 86 shots to 48 victory. The Teries’ top squad comprised D. Gray, F. Clyne, A. Dickson and B. Jaffray (skip). Details: R. Redmond 27 W. Waugh 11; J. Graham 14 T. Boyd 16; L. Forrest 17 G. Kerr 16; B. Jaffray 28 T. Mann snr 5.

Eight combinations took part in Saturday’s mixed triples, and the winners were Helen McClure, Sean Fraser and K. McCartney (skip); runners-up – Kieran Pringle, June Robertson and J. Smyth