Ian Macfarlane Top 5

The semi-finals of this years Top 5 will be played on Sunday 11 August at 2.00pm

Parkside v Craigentinny at Edinburgh West End

Carrick Knowe V Postal at Craigentinny

I would encourage as many as possible to come along and witness what will be two great games.

If you can’t attend live scoring for both games will be available.

Scottish Inter County Top 5

Maitland BC has qualified for the quarter-finals of the S.I.C.T.5. A win over the 2017 and 2018 runner up Chirnside BC sets up the next game against Stranraer BC on the 18 August at home.

Tranent v Kilbarchan

Linlithgow v Castle Douglas

Maitland v Stranraer

Duffus Park v Hyndland

The semi-final and final at Sighthill BC on Sunday 8 September at 11.00am

Scottish Inter County Top 5

The S.I.C.T 5 last sixteen is played on Sunday 4 August. The Association is represented by Maitland BC.

Maitland BC has a home game against the Borders BA champions Chirnside BC. This will be a difficult game for the home team as Chirnside have narrowly lost out in the last two finals.

If at loose end pop along to Maitland BC at 2.00pm on Sunday.

Matt Purdie Game 4

The Purdies traveled to Buchan Park, Broxburn yesterday to play West Lothian BA in week 4 of the Matt Purdie. It was a must-win game for the Purdies to have any chance of a section

The Purdies made a fantastic comeback to eventually win the game by 10 shots. The final third of the game was very exciting with the score changing hands every other end. It kept a good crowd entertained all the way.

Next Monday the game is at Leith BC against the Borders BA

B J Smith 16 v G Logan 12

F O’Reilly 16 v J Black 10

F Welsh 13 v R Erskine 13

A Brock 13 v G Sneddon 16

A Melrose 15 v G Smith 12

Table to follow when other results are posted.

U25 Jim Bell Trophy 2019

The young guns travelled to Grangemouth BC to play West Fife BA in the semi-final of The Jim Bell Scottish Cup. They certainly put the spectators through the wringer with an eventual win 70 v 66

A Tregonning 14 v Dylan Robertson 22

Josh Spalding 29 v Dylan Robertson 6

Liam McKay 13 Daniel Martin 17

Ross Thompson 14 v Jack Small 21

Onwards to the final where Lanarkshire BA were waiting after they had defeated Grampian BA in their semi-final

If we thought the semi-final was nerve wracking, the final against Lanarkshire BA produced excellent bowls and absolute drama to the end. With the game tied at 64 v 64 the rules dictated an one rink shoot out to decide the outcome.

This was down to Andrew Tregonning v Reece Notman. Ryan Cherrie drew to within 6 inches to put the pressure on but a great response from Aaron Donald to within a couple of inches of the jack put the pressure back onto Lanarkshire BA and their skip Reece Notman. Reece had the final bowl to save the day. Had a drive at the head that missed by a whisker. The Trophy was on its way back to the Capital.

The Jim Bell was the last trophy that the Association Under 25 team required to complete the collection. League, Jim Bell and Calder Cup.

Dean Mackintosh 14 v John Meikle 13

Josh Spalding 16 v John Orr 11

Andrew Tregonning 19 v Greg McLaughlin 13

Ross Thomson 15 v Reece Notman 27

Congratulations to all the players and Team Managers John McDermott, Raymond Richards and assistant Donald Forsyth.

The Calder Cup is next at Sighthill BC on the 25 August.