Nov 4 2009 by John Miller, Stirling Observer Wednesday
A FURTHER two points were dropped away from home last Saturday when Stirling indoor bowlers failed to overcome Whiteinch in a fiercely contested Scottish league match.
From their opening four matches, Stirling have taken just three points with a win and a draw at home. They also lost out on their previous away day at Tweedbank.
Saturday’s encounter saw Stirling trail 35-38 at the halfway mark and then lead by five shot with 15 ends completed. With just three ends remaining Stirling had slid behind 61-65, but it was the determined homesters who produced the better finish to run out 13-shot winners.
Stirling ended with just one winning rink. Gary Malcolmson, Ian Gillies, Sandy Deans and Danny McCormick triumphed 29-10 against T Fox.
David McEwan jun., Dougie Kerr, Kris Storf and Bryan Stillie lost 12-21 to P Murray; Charlie Gibson, David Stewart, Jason Williams and Stuart Dalrymple lost 15-30 to S Sloan while David McEwan sen., James Brown, Pat Martin and Jim Flannagan went down 11-19 to G McCartney. Totals: Stirling 67, Whiteinch 80.
There’s a break from Scottish league action on Saturday to make way for the national junior singles playdowns. Stirling’s next match is at home to Bainfield on Saturday, November 14.
STIRLING & District Ex-Presidents played their Kilmarnock counterparts at Auchinleck stadium last Sunday – and won by 30 shots.
Scores: M Graham 14, M Bennett 20; I Gillies 26, D Cassidy 12; R Davidson 26, H Armour 12; S McFarlane 19, H Bennett 16; D Craig 26, G McGregor 16; C McPherson 19, A Taylor 24. Totals: Stirling 130, Kilmarnock 100.
In a recent match at Nithsdale stadium, Stirling Ex-President drew 112-112 with Dumfries Ex-Presidents.
STIRLING indoor senior gents took on Perth in their latest Scottish league match – and lost 64-58. Scores: J Carroll 9, D Copland 18; H Petrie 18, W Taylor 11; W Hardie 22, J Jackson 15; B Morrison 10, J Proden 20.
STIRLING indoor ladies played Whiteinch in the Scottish league last Saturday and lost by three shots. Scores: N Palmer 12, A Cameron 28; A Feaks 21, E Kidd 15; M Falconer 25, A Martin 21; J Watson 18, E Brown 15. Totals: Stirling 76, Whiteinch 79.
CHAMPIONSHIP – D Cuthell, ru – D Brannagan; Glassingall Trophy – M Penman, ru – S Eddie; Dundalg Cup – S Eddie, ru – W Reid; Veterans Hurdle – G Bruce, ru – B Graham; Ardleighton Cup – J Henderson, ru – G Woodford; Kippendavie Cup – G Peat and D Peat, ru – W Hardie and D Dawson; Provost Cup – J McDonald and D Brannagan, ru – W Reid and J Thomson; Bowser Silver Jack – P McQue, ru – G Peat; Bowser Wooden Spoon – J McDonald, ru – A Bruce.
LADIES: Championship – N Clarke, ru – S Hardie; Presidents Cup – M Robertson, ru – S Bolton; Cromlix Rosebowl – C Candlish, ru – N Clarke; Aggregate – H Wilson, ru – J Thomson; Challenge pairs – M Penman and S McNeil, ru – J Reid and J Reid; Ardleighton Cup – B Vann and J Nairn, ru – M Penman and J Nairn; Two-bowl pairs – J Reid and S Hardie, ru – J Russell and N Clarke; Napier Rosebowl – H Wilson, B Vann and J Nairn; Triples cup – I Sheppard, N Clarke and S Bolton, ru – P Philpot, J Nairn and M Davidson; Rink cup – M Robertson, J Nairn, P Philpot and C Candlish, ru – J Russell, I Sheppard, N Clarke and S Bolton.
MIXED: Sheppard Quaich – S Eddie, ru – J McDonald; Hill Trophy – M Davidson and A Davidson, ru – P Philpot and A McQue; John Hill Pairs – K Brown and D Cuthell, ru – P McQue and A McQue; Peter Nairn Triples – K Monaghan, R Wallace and S Bolton; Two-bowl pairs – D Brannagan and S Hardie, ru – K Brown and D Cuthell; Wallace Trophy – I Candlish, M Robertson, R Robertson and C Candlish; Under-25 trophy – C Peat, ru – I Nairn; Cramb Rosebowl – K McWatt, ru – C McDonald; Junior league (over 13) - F Wright, ru – C Symon; Over 13 – C McDonald, ru – S Cramb.
CLUB: Central singles, triples, senior fours, Strathcarron indoor triples; West Perthshire ladies singles, pairs, Spencer Cup, league championship; Stirling County Ladies West two bowl pairs; SWBA District Eight rink; Stein Trophy, Ladies Top Nine, District Nine League.
WEST PERTHSHIRE LEAGUE
YOUTH singles - Doune Castle (L Robertson), ru – Callander (S Anderson); Ladies singles – Dunblane (S Hardie) , ru – Callander (C Watson); Gents singles – Braco (E Robertson), ru – Callander (J Berry); Pairs – Dunblane (J McDonald and J Thomson), ru – Backford (P Taylor and W Taylor); Triples – Doune Castle (V Waugh, D Rose and D Mathieson), ru – Comrie (B Kay, B Harvey and H Hannah); Rink – (Comrie (L Martin, E McIntyre, J Hepburn and B Knox), ru – Doune Castle (J Pratt, Rae Duncan, David Armstrong and D Mathieson); Spencer Cup - Dunblane, League championship – Dunblane.