First win for county side

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL - Jack High

Ste­wartry recorded their first In­ter County Cham­pi­onship win of the sea­son at Kirkcud­bright on Satur­day, beat­ing Ayr­shire South by the nar­row­est of mar­gins, 118-117.

They had only one los­ing rink, that skipped by Scott Davies, los­ing 24-8 toWil­lie McKen­zie. Steven Johnstone drew 20 each with David Craw­ford and the other four skips won. Scott McCub­bin 20-17 over Sean McGhee; Brian McClune 20-19 over Billy An­der­son; Alan Davies 19-18 over David Shields and Alan McC­ly­mont 20-19 over Colin Smith.

On Satur­day, Ste­wartry have a lo­cal derby again­stWig­town­shire at Stran­raer and have made two team changes. Alan Har­ris takes the place of Robert McClune and Euan McGoldrick re­places Peter Brown.

Cas­tle Douglas trav­elled to Bain­field, Edinburgh on Sun­day morn­ing for a semi-fi­nal clash with Stan­ley BC, Fife in the In­ter County TopTen Cham­pi­onship.The game couldn’t have been closer, with Cas­tle Douglas mak­ing it to the fi­nal by just one shot after draw­ing four points each.Their points came from Alan Davies, who beat Ge­orge Len­non 21-20 in the sin­gles and John Craw­ford, David Green, Ste­wart Gor­don andWil­lie Lenza who beat Colin Jamieson, Ricky Grant, Steven McCorquan­dale and Kevin Gra­ham 21-13 in the fours. Scott Davies, Ste­wart Gil­mour and Gary Davies lost 16-12 to David Henry, John Ni­chol­son and Lee Clark in the triples and in the pairs,Wil­lie Green andWil­lie Bry­den lost 15-11 to Steven Len­non and Sandy Ross.

In the after­noon’s fi­nal they came up against a very strong Ar­broath side, who had word cham­pion bowler Dar­ren Bur­nett in their team. He part­nered Gavin Swankie in the pairs and they were too strong for the Cas­tle Douglas duo and ran out winners by 26 shots to 12.

Alan Davies lost to Mal­colm An­der­son 21-14 in the sin­gles and the triples lost 18-6 to Neil Her­ron, Tony Dick­son and Darien Swankie. Cas­tle Douglas’two points came from the fours, who beat Mike Ste­wart, Dave Stra­chan, Ge­orge Mathieson and Gor­don Stott 18-8.

Mon­day was semi-fi­nal day in the Bowls Scot­land District Cham­pi­onships. In the sin­gles, Alan Davies of Cas­tle Douglas beat Auchen­cairn’s Scott McCub­bin 21-14 and meets RichardThom­son of Locker­bie in the fi­nal. In the pairs, Cas­tle Douglas lost 15-10 to Thorn­hill and in the triples, they went down 13-12 to Dum­fries.

The club had fur­ther suc­cess in the se­nior sin­gles, when John Craw­ford beat­Wat­sonYule of Glen­cairn 21-10 to set up a fi­nal tie with Maxwell­town’s Stu­art Hume.The District Fi­nals are at Locker­bie on Mon­day night.

The Dum­fries and Gal­loway Un­der 25s fi­nal Scot­tish League game of the sea­son was at Black­wood against La­nark­shire on Sun­day.They led for most of the game but fell away in the clos­ing ends to lose by 128 shots to 125.

S McGaw lost 25-10 to F Simp­son; BWright beat D John­son 30-23; J Hark­ness beat R Not­man 26-19; K Pea­cock lost 27-20 to J Meikle; R Lenza beat J Craigens 19-15 and S Dodds beat G McClaugh­lin 20-19.

Cas­tle Douglas be­gin the de­fence of their Coun­tyTopTen ti­tle at Auchen­cairn on Fri­day night.The other ties are New Abbey v Gate­house; Cree­town v Spald­ing and Dal­beat­tie v Kirkcud­bright.

The an­nual Gal­loway Cup match be­tween the clubs of the Ste­wartry andWig­town­shire takes place on Wed­nes­day night.The are be­ing played at Kirk­cowan and New­ton Ste­wart.

Tues­day’s Gent’s League re­sults: Auchen­cairn 12 New Abbey 0; Spald­ing 9 Cas­tle Douglas 3; Dal­beat­tie 0 Kirkcud­bright 12; Cree­town 9 Gate­house 3.

Ste­wartry winners The Moger­ley’s Mixed Triples com­pe­ti­tion was played at the Crichton Royal Bowl­ing Club on Sun­day, June 3. The winners, pic­tured with pres­i­dent Bob Bernard, were Iain Cullen (Spald­ing), Fiona Whitby and Emma Rus­sell (both Cas­tle Douglas) who fin­ished one point ahead of Eileen Stur­geon, Alex Telfer and Bill Stur­geon (all CRBC).

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