WIGTOWNSHIRE Bowling Association

WIGTOWNSHIRE Bowling Association played Glasgow East at Shettleston Bowling Green on Saturday in the first game in the County Championship and came out on top by 143 shots to 113 shots:

After 5 ends, Wigtownshire 43 Glasgow 20; after 10 ends, Wigtownshire 72 Glasgow 55; after 15 ends, Wigtownshire 112 Glasgow 78; after 18 ends, Wigtownshire 139 Glasgow 92; after 21 ends, Wigtownshire 143 Glasgow 113.

J Arnott 17 T McIntosh 27; A Higgins 26 W Morton 10; A McMillan 24 J Strachan 19; A Broll 32 N Charters 8; K Cairnie 26 P Lamont 26; A Hainey 18 D Greig 23.

Wigtownshire play Dumfriesshire at Stranraer Bowling Green on Saturday and no changes to the team.

On Saturday, May 28th, Wigtownshire play Ayrshire East at Craigie Bowling Green. Anyone wishing to travel on the coach, please inform the WBA secretary by Saturday, May 21st. The coach will leave Stranraer 10.45, Glenluce 11.00, Wigtown 11.30 and Newton Stewart 11.45.

Wigtownshire Women’s Bowling Association

WIGTOWNSHIRE’S Top Ten won on Thursday on their first game of the season six points to two points; results:- Singles 7-21; Pairs 18-13; Triples 14-10; Fours 16-8 on Stranraer green versus Argyll and Bute.

Away game on Thursday, May 26th, on Dunoon Argyll BG. Bus will leave Stranraer Bowling Green Road 9.45am prompt, crossing on Western Ferries as foot passengers. Transport will be provided to take passengers to the bowling green.

Grierson Shields draw for Sunday, May 22nd, at Stranraer BG:

11.30am – L McColm (SH) v A Sproat (WE); K Stevenson (ST) v T Henderson (CK).

1.45pm – winners from 11.30am and M McMeikan (ST) v M Cronie (CK); M McIntyre (WE) v J McKie (KC); S Kelly (ST) v G Gorman (GL).

13 ends, no trials.

Association Triples start June 2nd.

Association Fours start June 9th.

League start probably May 30th or June 6th, to be confirmed by SBA Councillor (Bowls Scotland).

Creetown Bowling Club

Creetown Bowling Club is representing the Stewartry in the Scottish Bowls Ceramic Tile Warehouse Top Ten this season.

On Sunday the club entertained Menstrie Bowling Club representing Clackmannan and Kinross on a blustery day on the green. Many of the ends were very close to call, with the umpire being called in.

Creetown scrapped through to the next round 58 – 57. They now meet Ayr, representing Ayrshire, and the Creetown Club has drawn a home game again.

The Menstrie Club President, another small rural club, thanked the Creetown Club for their hospitality and a fine meal before boarding their bus home.