Ladies’ Challenge brings out the skills

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With sponsorship from Cobblers, Good Going and Margaret Cadzow, a slightly depleted Ladies’ Challenge occupied two days of last week, writes Alistair Lindsay.

If the width wasn’t there the quality still was, and some great games took place over the two days.

Come the finals, the games were a bit one-sided where the scores were concerned, with Marion Craig, former past-president of the RCCC ladies section, taking the honours, aided and abetted by our own Rhona Fleming, plus two Lanarkshire heavy-hitters, Raeburn and Malcolm.

Local stars Venetia Scott, Margaret Robertson, Wendy Henderson and Elspeth Bell were runners-up. In the Low Road final, Gwen Prentice defeated Mary Aitchison. The scores are of academic interest.

The Melrose Kettle first round has taken place with Kelso and Roxburgh going through to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, the Masstock Border League resumes this week, and the current leaders are Yester in section one, while Lammermuir are in front in section two.

The Come and Try day was well attended and enjoyed by all participants with the prospect of a goodish number of them keen to progress further, attending the Saturday morning training sessions.