Border bowlers bounce back with win at Berwick

Borders v Fife in the Hamilton Trophy, Berwick Bowling Club
Borders v Fife in the Hamilton Trophy, Berwick Bowling Club

The Borders bounced back to winning ways to pick up their first points in the Hamilton Trophy at the weekend.

After losing their opening fixture to Midlothian in the opening game by a 144-90 scoreline, the team beat Fife 136-103 when the sides met at Berwick on Saturday.

The Borders will now hope to keep their form going when they take on West Fife at Wilton BC in Hawick this weekend, West Fife having lost both of their opening fixtures.

Berwickshire League

Results from the third round of matches in the Berwickshire Bowling Association League last week were:

Coldstream 6, Ayton 4; Duns 3, Chirnside 7; Eyemouth 8, Tweedmouth 2; Gordon 6, Berwick 4; Greenlaw 6, Spittal 4.

Table - Ayton 22, Coldstream 22, Berwick 18, Chirnside 16, Eyemouth 15, Tweedmouth 13, Gordon 12, Spittal 9, Duns 7, Greenlaw 6.

Games to be played tonight (Thursday, May 22) are:

Ayton v Duns; Berwick v Chirnside; Eyemouth v Greenlaw; Spittal v Coldstream; Tweedmouth v Gordon.

Coldstream v Ayton; Duns v Chirnside; Eyemouth v Tweedmouth; Gordon v Berwick; Greenlaw v Spittal.

Games to be played next Tuesday (May 27) are:

Ayton v Spittal; Berwick v Duns; Chirnside v Tweedmouth; Coldstream v Eyemouth; Gordon v Greenlaw.

Tweedmouth Triples

The A1 Cabs Open Triples competition was played off at Tweedmouth on Sunday when the players enjoyed near perfect conditions.

Late in the day the final was interrupted by rain, but this did not prevent the Eyemouth trio of D Drumm, D Scott and D Blackie from lifting the new trophy with a win over G Case, E Skelly and P Laidlaw.

Beaten semi finalists were: N Renton, M McCann and D Todrick from Berwick and C Robison, A Brack and B Tait from Coldstream.

Tweedmouth would like to thank A1 Cabs for their sponsorship and trophies.