Aug 26 2009 by John Miller, Stirling Observer Wednesday
TOP TEN semi-final action dominated the scene last weekend as the popular Stirling County competition produced two memorable matches.
And it will be Polmaise and Grahamston clubs who will line up at the Stirling green on Sunday, September 6, at 2pm to contest the final.
In the first semi-final at Borestone on Saturday, Polmaise made it to the final for the third year running with a hard-earned 22-shot victory over Bannockburn. The Polmaise points came in the triples and pairs fours, while Bannockburn successes were in singles and fours.
Scores were (Polmaise names first) - Singles : Iain Bone 13, Pat Martin 21. Pairs: Ian Glen and Sandy Deans 28, Joe Traynor and Bryan Stillie 6. Triples: David McEwan jun., Mark Bone and Derek Logie 12, John Rankine, Jim McDonald and Harry Proctor 9. Fours: James Brown, David McEwan sen., Gary Malcolmson and Peter Black 18, Fraser Harvey, Bobby Gray, Frank Harvey and Dick Kennedy 22. Totals: Polmaise 4+70, Bannockburn 4+48.
The Bainsford green was Sunday's venue for the second semi-final when the Grahamston Club booked their final ticket with a 5-3 victory over Burnhead BC. Grahamston had wins in the pairs and triples while Burnhead took the singles with the fours ending in peels.
Scores were (Grahamston names first) - Singles: Stuart Carsewell 20, Billy Munn 21. Pairs; D McIntosh and J Mackie 14, F Baird and B. McGregor 13. Triples: Roger Stoddart, Alan Coutts and Alex Anderson 16, Jim Edgar, Scott Sneddon and John Kilpatrick 11. Fours: R Finnie, D Gardiner, R Paterson and A Kemp 16, J Lindsay, R Kennedy, A Thomson and I Reid 16. Totals: Grahamston 5+66, Burnhead 3+61.
NATIONAL MIXED PAIRS
THERE was no joy for Stirling's mixed pairs representatives in last weekend's national championships at Paisley. In their opening match on the Ralston green, Gail Simpson and Richard Letford lost 8-17 to Auchinleck's Catherine Duggan and Derek Smith. The Ayrshire pair made to the final but lost to Morag Jones and Ross Carlin (Muirhead & Birkhill).
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
SANDY Deans (Polmaise BC) won the inter-district Champion of Champions' title last Thursday at the Camelon greens. Sandy defeated Robert Stirling (Bainsford) 21-14.
A new trophy for the inter-district event has been gifted by the Cambusbarron Club.
DUNFERMLINE v STIRLING
DUNFERMLINE bowlers regained the Campbell Bannerman Cup last Saturday with a ten-shot victory over Stirling.
Scores (Dunfermline skips first): S Fraser 16, S Hope 23; D Cullinan 24, B Weir 16; T Brown 14, C McPherson 18; I Harley 28, J Mather 15. Totals: Dunfermline 82, Stirling 72.
BRIDGE OF ALLAN v AIRTHREY SPA
THE annual match for custody of the Holbrook Cup was played at the Bridge of Allan green last week. Scores: W Guy 13, C Thrower 7; I Wright 12, I Watt 10; I Anderson 20, J Stout 7; A Forest 8, I McfFrlane 9. Totals: Bridge of Allan 43, Airthrey Spa 33.
BRIDGE OF ALLAN
WINNERS of the Jamieson Cup last Saturday were Billy Guy, Greta Wright and Linda Junior, while runners up were Tommy Waters, Joyce Waters and Irene Mackin.