Dun deal for Selkirk ends 20-year wait

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IN A tense Dun Trophy final between Selkirk and St Boswells, a couple of last-stone misses by the Saints were enough to give the Souters their first win in more than 20 years in this prestigious competition, writes Alistair Lindsay.

The Agrii Border League continued with the latest round seeing Ayton Castle go 16-2 up over Teviotdale with Yester winning 18-4 in their game against Lauderdale. Swinton just pipped holders Glendale at 5-4 and Lees shaded Chirnside at 9-5.

The Eddie Kellie memorial Berwickshire Bonspiel mustered a full turnout of clubs on Saturday afternoon, with two full-house sessions at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, and three sheets at 5.30pm. When all results were totted up, Foulden ran out as winners, at 12 shots up, with hosts Ayton Castle and Earlston tied on 8-up, followed by Lammermuir on 7-up. Coldstream and last year’s winners, Swinton were amongst those in deficit. Regrettably, the winners hardly had time to receive the trophy, ere they departed into the night.

Allowing for Scotland’s dismal afternoon in Aberdeen, it would have been more fitting if curlers had hung about to watch the superb action on the ice throughout the afternoon and evening.