Round the bowling greens

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BUCCLEUCH: Last Tuesday saw the seniors record a fairly easy victory over Peebles, with all four rinks coming out on top and a 79 shots to 34 success. Best for Buccleuch were E. Barker, E. Collie and F. Spalding (skip) 21-5.

The men were at home to Ettrick Forest in the league last Wednesday, and it was the hosts who triumphed by 87 shots to 83 in this tightly-contested match. Tops for the Teries were G. Godfrey, C. Brannan, R. Little and T. Edmison (skip) 22-18.

HAWICK: The seniors entertained Kelso last Tuesday in tropical conditions, and the game was a very close affair, with the homesters running out 54-44 winners.

Last Wednesday night saw the ‘A’ team endure a frustrating time at Abbotsford, who beat them by 82 shots to 60.

The ‘B’ team played Kelso ‘B’ last Wednesday night, with several players on both sides having participated in the seniors’ fixture 24 hours earlier. This time, however, the result went in Kelso’s favour, with the Tweedsiders winning by 77-64. Top rink for Hawick was W. Short, J. Farries F. Willison and T. Anderson (skip).

Congratulations to Hawick Ladies who won the Border League again – for the second time in three years. An excellent achievement, considering their squad consists of only 10 players. Well done to all!

WILTON: Following their recent success against Jedburgh in the Knock-out Cup, the five-rink ‘A’ team were hosts to the same opponents in a David Lightbody (Painter)-supported Border League match last Wednesday, and were hopeful of a win despite changes having to be made due to holidays. After seven of the 17 ends, the West Stewart Place side were 35 shots to 24 ahead, and they extended their lead to 24 (72-48) after 14 heads. The concluding part of this contest saw Jedburgh outscoring the home side by 21 shots to 10, however, it was not enough to turn the game in their favour as Wilton won 82-69. Top squad for the hosts comprised Alistair Taylor, Graham Brownlee, David Reid and Alan Brady (skip). Details: R. Taylor 15 J. Taylor 19; S. Anderson 14 D. Munro 14; C. Rae 10 E. Lindores 14; A. Brady 21 G. Nagle 8; C. Macdougall 22 R. Lindores 14.

The usual corner-to-corner fun competition was staged on Saturday, and played as a knock-out event of seven ends, the top half of the draw saw Stuart Anderson and Jock Graham getting the better of Gary Hughes and Margaret Graham. In the other semi, Chris Macdougall and Gordon McPherson defeated Fraser Clyne and Rikky Paterson. The final resulted in a seven shots to five victory for Macdougall and McPherson. Following this event members and friends contested target bowls with the bowling winner being Alistair Taylor. Non-bowler prize went to Alan Clyne. Top junior – Greg Lowrie. To finish of the evening, Jim Thomson of Reflex Disco laid on a Karaoke night.