Markinch post win over Coaltown rivals

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MARKINCH BOWLING CLUB

Any member interested in purchasing a polo shirt in the new club colours should read the notice in the locker room. In the Wemyss & District Seniors League on Wednesday there was a home win against Coaltown of Wemyss for J.Davies, B.Barnes, B.Bell and T.Young (skip) by 15 shots to 6 and a 14-14 draw for J.Phillips, J.Dewar, F.Campbell and B.Cowan (skip) in the away game at Coaltown of Balgonie. This gave victory to Markinch by 3 points to 1.

In the Division 1 game on Friday there was a short journey to play Balgonie, our local rivals. On rink 5, J.Cameron Jnr., A.Blair, J.Davies Jnr and D.Comrie (skip) were always in command against J.Callaghan before running out comfortable winners by 20 shots to 10. On rink 2, K.Bunting, P.Mathewson, M.Comrie and T.Young (skip) were quickly into their stride and won eight of the first ten ends to lead 14-2. In winter conditions, T.Young never missed the target the whole evening and in an excellent performance his rink won by 20 shots to 8 against a despondent L.Swan. It was a different story on rink 1, where A.Thomson, B.Cowan, J.Clark and T.Pettigrew (skip) were playing well enough to be lying shot on numerous occasions, but opposing skip N.Kinnes hadn’t read the script and continually converted the head from several shots down to several shots up. The game finally ended with another defeat for T.Pettigrew by 17 shots to 10, but thankfully the overall score was a win for Markinch by 6 points to 2, which would have been an acceptable result if offered before the start. The next fixture is a home game against Methilhill B.C. next Friday.

On Sunday, the visitors to Markinch were CISWO, Glenrothes to play the annual friendly fixture and it was strange to play bowls in short sleeve shirts in warm sunshine. There was no excuse for ‘short’ bowls, as the green was running well and this helped the home teams to record a victory by 99 shots to 86. There were individual wins for Ms.R.Bunting (21-10), R.Grant (22-12) and A.Blair (27-20), but defeats for Mrs.S.Watson (14-19) and J.Garden (15-25).