Mark & Co ready for North­field

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

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

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