Chirnside bowling along with top of table victory over Ayton

Spittal bowling club host Eyemouth in the border league
Spittal bowling club host Eyemouth in the border league

Former champions Chirnside currently lead the Berwickshire Bowling Association League table.

All teams have played two games during the past week and Chirnside have now opened up a seven point lead, thanks in the main to a 6-2 win over second placed Ayton in their top of the table clash on Tuesday.

All is not lost for Ayton, however, as they do have the advantage of a game in hand, having played seven matches to Chirnside’s eight.

Latest results from games played in the Berwickshire Bowling Association League are: Thursday, June 5 - Ayton 6, Gordon 2; Berwick 8, Greenlaw 0; Chirnside 4, Coldstream 4; Duns 4, Tweedmouth 4; Spittal 4, Eyemouth 4.

Tuesday, June 10 - Chirnside 6, Ayton 2; Coldstream 5, Berwick 3; Eyemouth 4, Duns 4; Gordon 7, Spittal 1; Greenlaw 2, Tweedmouth 6.

Table - Chirnside 8-56, Ayton 7-47, Eyemouth 8-47, Coldstream 8-46, Tweedmouth 8-45, Gordon 7-42, Berwick 8-36, Duns 7-30, Spittal 7-23, Greenlaw 8-8.

Games to be played tonight (Thursday, June 12) are:

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

Busy Berwick

It was a busy weekend for Berwick Bowling club with the Charlie Martin open pairs being held on Saturday and the ladies open pairs on Sunday. The weather could not have been better and contributed to some good bowling.

The winners of the Charlie Martin pairs were Walter Cochrane and Gordon Case who beat Robert Brison and Dave Watson.

The other semi finalists were Lyn Guy and John Davidson and Neil Walton and Davie Hindhaugh. Thanks to the sponsors Vision Express.

The ladies competition the following day also provided some great bowling with the eventual winners being Liz Dickson and Jessie Wilson from Eyemouth, who beat Sheila Douglas and Kay Purvis from Chirnside in the final.

Losing semi finalists were Mary McCann and Norma Renton and Barbara Fleming and Sheila Nesbit.

Thanks to Ideal Beds for the sponsorship. Thanks must also go to caterers Fairways restaurant.

HAMILTON TROPHY

Saturday started as it should have with bright sunshine but by lunch time it had started to cloud over and as luck would have it the rain started just as the Hamilton Trophy match between Borders and West Lothian got under way at Melrose BC.

And boy did it rain, but the boys tried hard to play in absolute terrible conditions and Borders did show promise right from the off and had a 33 to 24 shot lead after five ends.

However, as the rain did not ease, the match was stopped after all rinks had played 11 ends. The agreed score being Borders 98 West Lothian 69 shots after 11 ends. Not the best win for the Borders but under the circumstances a win is a win.

Next game is Borders away to East Stirling County at Allendale BC on Saturday.