Mark & Co ready for Northfield
Burnside bowling club will be hoping for double success this week as two of their sides search for glory at Northfield.
Marc Stirratt will skip the senior gents triples team tomorrow, Thursday, against Lenzie in what will be his first appearance at the Bowls Scotland finals.
The 33 year-old, from Burnside, along with teammates Cammy Taylor and Steven Jackson, will be keeping an eye on the gents senior fours team in their match today.
And he hopes the club can take two sides through to the latter stages of their respective competitions.
Marc, son of club president Kenny Stirratt, told the Reformer: “It would be something else for us all to win.
“These are going to be the best players you’ll ever play against so it depends on how you play and luck on the day. Luck can play a big part in bowls.
“We’re all quite excited because it’s our first time there. It will be an experience but we’re looking forward to it to be honest.”
Marc, a mortgage specialist, has been a member at the club since he was a junior bowler. An ankle ligament injury ruled him out of many of the club’s tournament finals last year so he is pleased he is fighting fit to play at the biggest bowls event Scotland has to offer this year.
“It’s the pinacle of bowls in Scotland so it’s just good to get there,”he said.
“We play at 9am on Thursday morning against Lenzie. It’s an early start so you want to make sure you make it to the 3pm game. If not, we’ll have a day out in Prestwick!”
Good luck Stevie Jackson, Cammy Taylor and Marc Stirratt - Burnside bowling club’s triples team