The play-down action of the indoor bowls Scottish 4Bowl Pairs Championship dominates the national calendar this weekend and there is a strong Edinburgh interest with the Bainfield challenge in the gents event represented by John McDermott and Gavin Smith. The Bainfield duo will parade their skills in the Section down for decision at Cumbernauld, where a bye into Saturday’s first round proper pitches them against Alloa in the 2pm session.
East Lothian gents have completed an opening hat-trick of wins in Section B of the indoor bowls Premier League and their 71-58 away victory over Ardrossan. Wins on the rinks skipped by Billy Mellors, Graham Robertson and Alex Marshall MBE and a narrow setback for Scott Kennedy kept the home team at bay. Mellors’ 22-10 win over Scott Wilson was massive, with Robertson contributing a hard-fought 18-15 victory over John Carswell and Marshall battling to a 17-15 success over Darren O’Rourke.
Balbardie champion Lorraine Craig has booked her place in last four of the Ladies indoor bowls Scottish Singles Championship at Blantyre over the weekend of January 6-7. The Bathgate-based bowler produced three sparkling performances at Falkirk IBC, zipping to an impressive 21-7 win in 16 ends over Annette Christie (West of Scotland), crushing Jean Brown (West Lothian) 21-3 before a quarter-final meeting with Sandra Craig of the host club.
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