Around the greens

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

White­field White­field Bowl­ing Club were cel­e­brat­ing this week af­ter their Top Six team beat Fox­ley on Thurs­day evening 2-1 and now travel for their next fix­ture to Dalzell in Mother­well.

The LBA Leagues con­tin­ued on Fri­day evening with the Divi­sion 7 side los­ing their three games on their trav­els to Bell­shill .

The Divi­sion 17 team did not fare much bet­ter, only win­ning one game at home to Mother­well. This week, the Divi­sion 7 team travel to Colville Park while the Divi­sion 17 team are at home against Bell­shill.

In the RDBA Triples League on Tues­day night, White­field scored one win and a draw against Cam­bus­lang. The league con­tin­ues this week with fix­tures against St Leonards.

The se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tive games in the Cam­bus­lang and Dis­trict League saw White­field record one win and loss against Cam­bus­lang in the two rink format. The Dis­trict 26 fix­tures on Mon­days re­sulted in two wins and two losses. Best of luck to Dou­glas Knape who has qual­i­fied for the dis­trict sin­gles sec­tion one 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 Ron­nie Cowie and Michael Rodgers who were 24 shots up.

On Satur­day, the ladies hosted their re­ar­ranged triples in­vi­ta­tion event with Agnes Fitz­patrick, Georgie O’Hagan and Joyce Kelly win­ning against He­len Flan­ni­gan, Nancy McIl­ree and Fiona Firth in the fi­nal. The first Top 10 ladies match will be played on Thurs­day at East Kil­bride. Last week, hon­ours were even in the ladies ag­gre­gate with no out­right win­ner.

Cam­bus­lang

Last Satur­day Cam­bus­lang played their an­nual parish match against neigh­bours Templeton Bowl­ing Club. Vice pres­i­dent Ian Skillen led the five triples and one rink on a very en­joy­able day.

The weather stayed dry and af­ter a fine meal the scores were an­nounced which gave a nine-shot vic­tory over 14 ends to Templeton.

The Ruther­glen Dis­trict Triples League con­tin­ued on Tues­day night, June 27, against White­field. Cam­bus­lang drew at home and lost the away game. The league con­tin­ued this week with fix­tures home and away against Kirkhill yes­ter­day at 6.30pm.

Cam­bus­lang also have a triples team play­ing at Kirkhill on July 8 at 10am in the RDBA Ju­bilee com­pe­ti­tion.

The club’s se­niors play in the Cam­bus­lang Dis­trict Se­niors League every Wed­nes­day morn­ing, two rinks at 10.30am.

Last week, June 28, we played away at White­field and won a game and lost one. The league con­tin­ues this week with a home match against Templeton.

The Mon­day, July 3, weekly win­ners were John Hill and Ian Thomp­son who fin­ished 13 shots up.

The an­nual Ayr­shire games are this to­mor­row, July 6 which start at 10am and play goes on un­til late af­ter­noon. Cam­bus­lang BC are at home this year.

On Satur­day, the club play their an­nual parish match at home to Half­way at 2pm. The parish match be­tween Cam­bus­lang’s two clubs is made a bit spe­cial as both have com­peted for the cup since 1977 with the format of two points a win.

The tour­na­ment had a chal­lenge cup - The McGin­lay Tro­phy, do­nated by the then owner of the Sun Inn, Mau­reen McGin­lay. The pres­i­dent of Cam­bus­lang in 1977 was Jim Mont­gomery Sen and the Half­way pres­i­dent was Jackie Fer­gus.

Half­way and Dis­trict

Last Sun­day saw the ladies triples take place at Half­way and Dis­trict. There were 18 teams who bat­tled it out for the hon­ours and even­tual win­ners were Kelvin­dale’s triple of Eleanor Cowan, Au­drey Cameron and Lorna Cameron who de­feated the Half­way triple of Au­drey Stod­dart, Flo Thom­son and He­len Tor­rance in the fi­nal.

This Satur­day sees the Half­way gents travel to Cam­bus­lang to play for the McGin­lay Cup in the an­nual friendly game. The fol­low­ing Satur­day sees the Bal­loted Pairs take place with a mid­day start. Any ladies or gents who have not put their name up for this please do so be­fore Mon­day night. The sheet is also on the gents noticeboard for the Ten­nents Triples which takes place on Satur­day, Au­gust 5.

Af­ter a good start, both La­nark­shire League teams failed to pick up any points last Fri­day night with de­feats away to Wishaw South and at home to Dalserf. This Fri­day the Divi­sion 3 team are at home to New­mains and Divi­sion 10 travel to Blan­tyre. Next week’s games will take place on Wed­nes­day night with Divi­sion 3 away to Quar­ter and Divi­sion 10 at home to Hamilton Ca­ley.

In the RDBA Triples League Half­way won away but lost at home to Burn­side last week. This week’s op­po­nents were Kingswood, next week’s are Cam­bus­lang.

The se­niors only man­aged to pick up two points out of eight in this week’s games against Hamilton Ca­ley.

The club would like to wish good luck to David Fer­gus who will rep­re­sent La­nark­shire South in the quar­ter-fi­nal of the An­drew Hamilton Tro­phy this Satur­day. The game will take place at Quar­ter and the op­po­nents are Ayr­shire North.

Burn­side

Fol­low­ing the heady heights of the Bowls Scot­land Re­gional fi­nals last week, it was back to the ba­sics of club bowls this week.

There was one shock re­sult when the much fan­cied nom­i­nated pairs team of Robert Whiteside and Marc Stir­ratt crashed out of the com­pe­ti­tion when they played the ex­pe­ri­enced duo of Ge­off McNee and Ian Wil­son.

To­mor­row, Thurs­day, sees the an­nual Ayr­shire game take place and Burn­side will be play­ing host to five clubs. The Burn­side skips David Robert­son Jnr, Iain McIntosh, Jim Gib­son, Ian Cleugh and An­drew Wil­son will wel­come teams from Salt­coats, Crosshouse, Town­holme, Kay Park and Ca­trine. Pres­i­dent Ken Stir­ratt ex­pects his teams to bring vic­tory for Burn­side.

The club hope the vis­it­ing teams en­joy them­selves as much as their boys did when vis­it­ing Ayr­shire last year.

Mon­day night saw Burn­side’s weekly ag­gre­gate game played in a balmy sum­mer set­ting which was en­joyed by all. The team of Andy McMil­lan, Neil San­ders, Christo­pher Al­lan and Iain McIntosh took lucky wicks to a new level and emerged tri­umphant on the night.

Well done Kelvin­dale’s triple of Eleanor Cowan, Au­drey Cameron and Lorna Cameron won the ladies triples match at Half­way and Dis­trict

Great moves Op­pos­ing skips Gerry Pear­son (left) and Alex Aber­crom­bie try a few dance moves dur­ing the Mon­day night ag­gre­gate game at Burn­side

Su­perb cut­ting The greens looked mar­vel­lous as Burn­side mem­bers con­cen­trated on the Mon­day night ag­gre­gate games

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