Around the greens
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.
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.
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