Halfway and District
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