Wigtownshire bowlers reach national final

Wigtownshire bowlers at Sandhead last Saturday
Wigtownshire bowlers at Sandhead last Saturday

Six rinks from the Wigtownshire Bowling Association travelled to Glasgow last Saturday to play West Lothian at Cardonald Bowling Green in the semi-final of the Scottish Counties Championships.

After lunch the two teams got the match started and the West Lothian bowlers went into a early lead by eight shots, but at the half-way mark, the Wigtownshire players had pulled back the shots and took a five shot lead. They then kept control of the match right till the end for a marvellous victory, winning 128 to 109 and securing their place in the final against Lanarkshire South.

After five ends played, Wigtownshire 24 West Lothian 32, after 10 ends 60-55, after 15 ends 98 -77, after 18 ends 106-95 and after 21 ends 128-109.

On Saturday, July 18, Wigtownshire travel to Seafield Bowling Green, Ayr, to play Lanarkire South in the final of the Scottish Counties Championships.