Dec 16 2009 by John Miller, Stirling Observer Wednesday
FOR their final Scottish league match of the year Stirling indoor bowlers headed for the Alloa stadium last Saturday in what turned out to be a highly competitive encounter.
But it was Stirling who took the points with a hard-earned four-shot victory with only one rink losing out.
David Stewart, Billy Guy, David Mathieson and Danny McCormick won 21-15 over Gary Graig, while Charlie Gibson, Dougie Kerr, Jason Williams and Bryan Stillie finished 22-21 ahead of Ian Inglis.
Ian Gillies, Brian McLaughlin, Gary Malcolmson and Sandy Deans peeled 21-21 with Alan Morrison, while David McEwan sen., James Brown, Stuart Dalrymple and Jim Flannagan lost 15-18 to Alan Murray. Totals: Stirling 79, Alloa 75.
Stirling now take a festive break until their next match on January 16 against Whiteinch.
STIRLING & District Ex-Presidents played their annual indoor match with Bannockburn BC last Sunday – and won by 24 shots.
Scores (Ex-Presidents skips first): W Glen 12, J McDonald 23; R Whitfield 30, D Laird 9; R Davidson 21, J Carroll 22; S McFarlane 16, B Stillie 29; W Hardie 31, M Hamilton 7; D Craig 23, R Kelly 19. Totals: Ex-Presidents 133, Bannockburn 109.
IN their latest Scottish league fixture Stirling Senior gents played at Headwell resulting in a 13-shot victory for Stirling.
A friendly seniors match against Balbardie was also played and the scores were: J Bingham 7, D Smith 13; J Reid 19, S Spalding 11; D Craig 17, A Riley 8; S Neave 11, P Rankine 13. Totals: Stirling 54, Balbardie 45.