Ettrick Forest bring out young guns

E.F.B.C Willie McLean Mitchell Trophy being presented to Pat Houston on the right by Mrs Agnes Mitchell. The game raised �100.

E.F.B.C Willie McLean Mitchell Trophy being presented to Pat Houston on the right by Mrs Agnes Mitchell. The game raised �100.

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Last week saw Ettrick Forest play there penultimate game in the league and, already relegated, introduced some new young members to the team.

After a tricky start the Forest played well away to Jedburgh and were eventually beaten by 81 shots to 70.

In the Border Qualifying on Saturday the single (I. Hogg) and the senior rink (T. Brown, T. McColm, J. Pringle and F. Forster) made it through to Finals Day on August 24 at Earlston BC.

The club three bowl was won by I. Hogg, who defeated E. Roberts in a closely-contested final.

Lastly, the club saw a good entry for the Willie McLean Mitchell trophy which was won by P. Houston and the runner up was A. Allan. £100 was raised by members for Marie Curie.

Just up the road, Selkirk Bowling Club held their Open Singles Tournament on Sunday, which was sponsored by Belhaven. Beaten semi-finalists were Colin McKinnon and Ewan McGregor, runner up was Neil McNally (Melrose) and the winner was Graham Smith.

The club would like to thank Belhaven for their continued sponsorship.