Fife team claim bowls trophy

Fife won the Scottish Young Bowler's Association Counties Championship Trophy at Newbridge last Saturday, after finishing top of the table against Edinburgh East, Greater Glasgow and Ayrshire.
Fife won the Scottish Young Bowler's Association Counties Championship Trophy at Newbridge last Saturday, after finishing top of the table against Edinburgh East, Greater Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Fife won the Scottish Young Bowler’s Association Counties Championship Trophy at Newbridge after finishing top of the table against Edinburgh East, Greater Glasgow and Ayrshire.

The team was brilliantly led by Alex Strachan, but he did have a good four around him, and he was particularly praiseworthy of his lead, Chloe Stewart, who led consistently well over the whole day.

Fife started off their campaign with a 39 shot success against Greater Glasgow.

Robbie Wilson was the only skip to lose, but this was by a narrow margin of three shots, while the other three skips, Alex Strachan, Alastair Nimmo and Keiren Martin all won handsomely.

Fife came down to earth in their second match when they lost by 11 shots against Edinburgh.

Fife were still in the driving seat but they had to, at least, draw with Ayrshire in their final match to clinch the series.

The outcome was a nine shot victory to make Fife the outright winners.

Again, Fife relied heavily on Alex Strachan who put in a strong finish to defeat David McKnight by 13 shots, while Alastair Nimmo added a second victory with a three shot success over Billy Montgomery.

Although the other two fours lost they contributed significantly to the overall success as their defeats were by low margins.

Fife’s full squad was Chloe Stewart, Beth Lindsay, Kyle Stewart (all Duffus Park), Gary Goldie, Thomas Summers, Nicholas Watson (all Gallatown), Ryan Todd, Havana Clark (both Markinch), Alastair Nimmo, Andrew Nimmo, Daniel Murphy (all Cupar), Robbie Orr, Alex Strachan (both Newburgh), Greg Kinnear (Strathmiglo), Keiren Martin (Leslie), Ross Ballantyne (Buckhaven), Robbie Wilson (Kennoway) and Aimee Thomson (Fair Isle).