Around the greens

Rutherglen Reformer - - Bowls -

The high­est up gents team at Kirkhill on Mon­day night was the triples team of John O’Brien, Robert Con­way and Michael Doo­ley.

How­ever the shot of Mon­day night was played by Jim Walker who trailed the jack and rested it against the back of the ditch with his bowl green­side and touch­ing. Old timers said they had never seen any­thing like it be­fore, it was im­pos­si­ble to beat. Well done Jim.

The gents Se­nior Nom­i­nated pairs was won last Mon­day evening by Bill Bell and Ian Ross against Jack Leonard and Les Reekie.

The com­mit­tee ver­sus Past Pres­i­dents game took place on Tues­day night and was fol­lowed by a com­mit­tee meet­ing with the Past Pres­i­dents com­ment­ing on the bowl­ing year at Kirkhill. The Past Pres­i­dents were very happy with the at­mos­phere around the club and wel­comed the large in­flux of new mem­bers.

The mixed pairs fi­nal played on Wed­nes­day morn­ing was won by Ren­nie Dobin­son and Eleanor Fer­gu­son.

The gents Hand­i­cap fi­nal on Wed­nes­day evening was won in the third set by Jack Don­ald­son in a close fought match played against Kenny Harkin.

Fri­day night’s gents com­pe­ti­tion win­ners were Alex Smith and Bill Prim­rose and they do­nated their prize to the gar­den main­te­nance fund.

On Fri­day evening the two-bowl pairs fi­nal was won by Gor­don Cun­ning­ham and Jim Mur­phy who de­feated Brian Gal­lagher and Ron­nie Lewis in a tie played in fine weather con­di­tions on the East green

On Sun­day af­ter­noon the friendly match with the tour­ing Wallsend team re­sulted in a win for Kirkhill on points scored.

Six mixed rinks games were played af­ter cof­fee and bis­cuits for the visi­tors who were parched af­ter in­ad­ver­tently set­ting their bus nav­i­ga­tion aids for Kirkhill BC in Penicuik and con­se­quently ar­rived in Cam­bus­lang late.

The game was played in a friendly man­ner in mixed weather con­di­tions. The Pres­i­dents rink seemed to al­ways pick a spell of rain to be on the green so full wa­ter­proofs were the or­der of the day. Roll on Sum­mer!

Wallsend had made the Kirkhill game their last tour match and is­sued prizes to play­ers from both teams fol­low­ing an ex­cel­lent meal.

Well done to Chris­tine McLeod, Michael Doo­ley, Iain McKay and Jean Kerr as well as duty di­rec­tor Gary Wat­son for their work or­gan­is­ing the en­joy­able day. The only sur­prise was that John Coubrough who was sub­sti­tut­ing for Wallsend wasn’t a prizewin­ner af­ter his great per­for­mance against the Pres­i­dents rink of Kirkhill.

Mem­bers will find the east green closed for main­te­nance and up­grad­ing for the rest of the sea­son, with cor­ing work and im­proved green ac­cess planned by Ron­nie Wil­son our greens and prop­erty con­venor. then went on to take the next two sets and the ti­tle, although the score of three sets to love does not re­flect the close heads and ex­cel­lent bowl­ing of run­nerup, John Meikle.

This win was the fifth ti­tle that Bar­bara has won this sea­son; she has won Ladies’ Sin­gles, Ladies’ Pairs, Ladies’ Triples, Mixed Nom­i­nated Pairs and Pres­i­dent’s Sin­gles; Pres­i­dent May Stark has asked for this achieve­ment to be recorded and said that in all the time she has been in the club, she has never known this to hap­pen be­fore.

On Satur­day, the mem­bers had a break from bowl­ing and in­stead re­laxed in the warmth of the club­house to en­joy a dance.

There was the usual good fun and ban­ter as they danced into the night to the sounds of the Billy Scott Duo.

As the sea­son draws to a close, and the light fades, the evening bowls have now fin­ished but ev­ery­one hopes the weather will hold to en­able the 4-3-2-1 game to be played on Septem­ber 26 be­fore Clos­ing Day on Oc­to­ber 3.

In the sun Kirkhill se­nior nom­i­nated pairs fi­nal­ists left to right Hugh McNulty, Jim Mur­phy, Ron­nie Wil­son and Iain McKay

Fi­nal foes Kenny Harkin (left) and Jack Don­ald­son be­fore their Hand­i­cap fi­nal at Kirkhill Bowl­ing Club

Fab four Ren­nie Dobin­son with Eleanor Fer­gu­son and He­len and Jim Nis­bet at Kirkhill Bowl­ing Club

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