Half­way and Dis­trict

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In the Ruther­glen Dis­trict Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion triples league last week against Kingswood BC, Cam­bus­lang won away and lost at home.

Last night the club were due to play White­field BC home and away.

In the Cam­bus­lang Dis­trict Se­niors Rinks league last Wed­nes­day, Cam­bus­lang won one game and drew the other with Burn­side.

On June 28 at 10.30am they play away to White­field.

Ev­ery­one had a great day on Satur­day as 15 teams took part in the ladies fours. The win­ners were E.K. Red Deer BC and White­field were run­ners up. The beaten semi-fi­nal­ist teams were from Cam­bus­lang and Over­toun.

The Mon­day, June 26, weekly win­ners were Will McArthur and John McDon­ald who fin­ished 13 shots up.

This Satur­day, July 1, Cam­bus­lang play their an­nual parish match awaya­gain­stTem­ple­ton at 2pm. The mixed pairs duo of Ge­orgie and Mark O’Ha­gan lost out at the semi-fi­nals stage of the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship Dis­trict 19 on Wed­nes­day.

Bet­ter news came from the club’s Top Six who won their first match against Or­bis­ton 3-0 and now host Fox­ley on Thurs­day evening.

The LBA Leagues be­gan on Fri­day evening with White­field’s Di­vi­sion Seven team kick­ing off their cam­paign with a com­pre­hen­sive home win against Thanker­ton to se­cure all six points and now travel to Bell­shill in their sec­ond fix­ture. The Di­vi­sion 17 team did not fare so well, los­ing all three games to Beltane.The club hope to make home ad­van­tage count when they play against Mother­well.

The RDBA triples league con­tin­ued on Tues­day night, June 20, with both teams los­ing against Tem­ple­ton. The league con­tin­ues this week with fix­tures home and away against Cam­bus­lang.

The se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tive games con­tin­ued in the Cam­bus­lang and Dis­trict League. White­field played Mount Ver­non in the two rink for­mat win­ning both. The team cur­rently sits third in the table. The LBA Se­niors Dis­trict 26 ties against Ud­dingston re­sulted in three de­feats and one win. In the se­niors Top 10, White­field lost out to Hamilton Ca­ley. Dou­glas Knape has qual­i­fied for the dis­trict sin­gles sec­tion one semi-fi­nal with David Kelly and Hugh Dougan also through to the same stage in the pairs cham­pi­onship.

The Mon­day night gents ag­gre­gate was won by David Cana­van and Ron­nie Cowie who were eight shots up.

The ladies hosted Over­toun in a friendly match on Thurs­day evening and won with Barbara Morris and Lyn David­son high­est up in the scor­ing on the evening. On Satur­day, the ladies host their re­ar­ranged triples in­vi­ta­tion event. The club en­joyed an ac­tion packed week with play­ers in no less than four Bowls Scot­land re­gional fi­nals. This re­sulted in three win­ning and they will be head­ing to Northfield to rep­re­sent the club on the na­tional stage.

On Thurs­day night the triples and fours played their fi­nals at Kingswood Bowl­ing Club where a healthy num­ber of Burn­side mem­bers turned up to cheer on their teams.

The triples team of Ste­vie Jack­son, Cammy Tay­lor and skip Marc Stir­ratt met a very strong Croft­foot team. The game was keenly fought with a nerve jan­gling end­ing that saw Burn­side emerge 12-11 win­ners.

On the same night, the fours team of Scott Stevenson, Geoff McNee, Alec Hay and skip An­drew Wilson met Kingswood Bowl­ing Club in their fi­nal. This was also a keenly fought game. Burn­side took an early 4-1 lead but were quickly caught and went be­hind to an ex­pe­ri­enced Kingswood team. This left Burn­side play­ing catch up till the penul­ti­mate end when Burn­side went into a one shot lead. In the last end both Scott and Geoff played some great bowls which left the Kingswood skip need­ing to play driv­ing bowls which could not stop Burn­side run­ning out 16-12 win­ners.

Satur­day saw Jean Wor­rall play against Ruther­glen in the ladies re­gional fi­nal. Jean has long been recog­nised as a good bowler but on this oc­ca­sion lost out to a very ex­pe­ri­enced player.

To reach the fi­nal is a great achieve­ment and Jean has rep­re­sented the club well in do­ing so.

Satur­day was also the day of the club’s an­nual two bowl pairs tour­na­ment which saw president Ken Stir­ratt and Peter Mon­aghan pro­duce an ath­letic per­for­mance to savour vic­tory in the fi­nal against David Robertson and Dougie John­ston. David Robertson is 90 years young and is an in­spi­ra­tion to ev­ery­one at the club.

The Bowls Scot­land un­der 25s re­gional fi­nal was played on Sun­day at Burn­side. Both Jack Con­nolly and An­drew Wilson are Burn­side mem­bers and have been friends over the years. An­drew started the game strongly fly­ing into a 16-1 lead. There was a free week­end at Half­way and Dis­trict last week but the ac­tion re­turns this week­end again when the ladies triples (spon­sored by Pain­ter En­gi­neer­ing) takes place on Sun­day with a 9.30am for 10am start. As usual this will be a busy day at the club.

The gents La­nark­shire League started last week and Half­way had a good start pick­ing up four points out of six in their open­ing games. Di­vi­sion Three beat Hamilton Ca­ley at home and will travel to Wishaw South this Fri­day. Di­vi­sion 10 beat Or­bis­ton away and will host Dalserf this Fri­day night.

The LBA Top Six team were un­lucky to lose 2-1 away to Dalzell in the first round last Thurs­day. The pairs won but the sin­gles and triples lost.

The RDBA triples team were un­lucky to lose both their games nar­rowly against Kirkhill last week. This week’s op­po­nents were Burn­side, next week will see Half­way take on Kingswood.

On the se­niors front Jim Lynn lost out 21-20 to White­field’s Dou­glas Knape in the third round of the Dis­trict 26 sin­gles. The pairs lost to Ud­dingston to bow out at the same stage.

The Mon­day morn­ing league teams had an­other good day with sec­tion two win­ning away at St Leonards but los­ing at home. Sec­tion 3 won both home and away against Ud­dingston.

In the LWBA ties the sin­gles, Tay­lor Gray, pairs He­len Tor­rance and Mary McIn­tyre and triples San­dra Hughes, May Fer­gus and Flo Thom­son all lost their sec­ond round games.

Kirkhill Skip Camp­bell McCul­loch with the Sam Wilson tro­phy, Sam’s rel­a­tive Alan, and new KBC mem­ber Jim McOuat Bowls boys Ruther­glen Bowl­ing Club’s Forth­wright triples win­ners – Stephen Clark, Alan Robin­son and Wil­liam McIntosh Great play Burn­side quar­tet Scott Stevenson, Geoff McNee, Alec Hay and skip An­drew Wilson

Duo Ruther­glen’s Bal­loted pairs win­ners, Ian Ste­wart and Jimmy Simp­son, with Elaine Gaughan of Burn­side Travel

Northfield bound Burn­side’s Ste­vie Jack­son, Cammy Tay­lor and Marc Stir­ratt

Dou­ble trou­ble Jack Con­nolly and An­drew Wilson of Burn­side

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