MBC members’ action

In the Wemyss & District Seniors League, there was a fixture against Methilhill B.C.

In the home game, G.Grant, B.Barnes, J.Davies Snr. and B.Bell (skip) comprehensively lost by 24 shots to 6, while J.Phillips, P.McTavish, F.Campbell and B.Cowan (skip) lost the away game by 18 shots to 13. On Friday evening, the Division 1 fixture was away at East Wemyss B.C. with Markinch hoping to continue their push up the League. On rink 1, K.Bunting, J.Buchan, M.Comrie and T.Young (skip) battled well, but eventually lost 9-18. On rink 3, there was better news with S.McFarlane, A.Blair, J.Davies Jnr. and D.Comrie (skip) turning in an excellent performance to run out winners by 23 shots to 11. On rink 5, P.McTavish, B.Cowan, J.Clark and T.Pettigrew (skip) started well and built up an early lead, only to have the scores levelled at 11-11. However, they produced a storming finish to win the final game by 18 shots to 13, which gave victory to Markinch by 6 points to 2. The next fixture is a home game against current champions and league leaders Kirkcaldy West End B.C. on Friday evening. The Black Trophy took centre stage on Saturday at Markinch with Maitland B.C. crossing the Forth to face J.Lafferty, A.Blair, J.Dewar and T.Young (skip). The four young visitors with an aggregate age of approx 80 years struggled against their more “experienced” opponents, whose aggregate age totalled over 230 years. The game was played in a very relaxed atmosphere with the emphasis on friendship, although Markinch did run out winners by 29 shots to 10. Hopefully, this score will put Markinch in the frame to win the Black Trophy. There was also a home friendly fixture played on Saturday against Strathmiglo B.C. with the visitors running out winners by 111 shots to 93. The individual scores were defeats for Mrs. S.Watson (13-21), G.Shaw (11-21) and B.Bell (12-32), credible draws for J.Marshall (17-17) and J.Harley (20-20) and a solitary win for Ms. A.Calder (20-11).