Tennis juniors court success at Borders age-group tournament

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Over the last two weeks, young local players have been competing for honours in the Borders Junior Confined Tennis Tournament.

Last week, we saw the results of the 16 and under; 12 and under and 8-11 year-olds (pictured) and this week we have the outcome of Under-18 and Under-14 competitions.

18U MD: 1, L. Armstrong/T. Harvey (St Boswells/Duns); 2, T. Otton/S. MacBrayne (Gala/Melrose Waverley). 18U GD: 1, F. Blair/S. MacBrayne (SB/MW); 2, N. Berthelsen/T. Harvey (West Linton/D); 18U BD: 1, H. Devlin/Craig Martin (D); 2, L. Armstrong/A. Robertson (SB). 18U GS: 1, T. Harvey (D); 2, S. MacBrayne (MW). 18UBS: 1, L. Armstrong (SB); 2, C. Martin (D). 14U MD: 1, S. Berthelsen/K. Begg (WL); 2, R. McLean/C. McQuarrie (MW/D). 14U GD: 1, E. Edmondson/C. McQuarrie (D); 2, Z. Bruce/J. Lemmon (SB). 14U BD: 1, S. Berthelsen/R. Shaw (WL); 2, J. De Bolle/R. McLean (Kelso/MW); 14U GS: 1, C. McQuarrie (D); 2, K. Begg (WL). 14U BS: 1, J. Patterson (MW); 2, S. Berthelsen (WL). Report on Page 87.

Sporting digest

Archery

Ettrick Forest

Results of the Albion round, shot on Sunday at Thirladean.

Juniors: 1 Kyle Fairbairn 27 hits, 89 score, 2 golds; 2, Josh Mackay 26, 86, 0.

Ladies: 1, Ev Craig 25, 103, 1.

Gents: 1, Mike Pearson 66, 274, 6; 2, Doug Anderson 60, 222, 2; 3, Alex Blake 55, 235, 3; 4, Richard Tice 54, 270, 3; 5, Jim Craig 37, 131, 1; 6, William Good 36, 128, 2; 7, Sam Mackay 30, 108, 0; 8, Rufus Stone 24, 68, 1.

See page 87 for details of this Sunday’s Flodden Clout event.

Bowling

Hawick

Hawick seniors played their local rivals Wilton on Tuesday and recorded a good result, winning by 53-39.

On Friday, the A team travelled over to Melrose to play the League winners in the KO Cup. The result went in favour of the home side who eventually won by 71-58.

Sunday saw the club play their Waverley Bar-sponsored triples, and with 12 teams competing, the green was busy all afternoon.

The final was a ding-dong affair with the B. Anderson-skipped rink coming out the winners. This was a record fifth win for R. MCulloch. The club greatly appreciate the sponsorship from the Waverley Bar.

Selkirk

On Saturday, the club held their annual Invitation Triples Tournament, sponsored by Donny MacLeod.

Runners-up were G. Beagley, C. Sandilands and I. Yardley, and the winners were S. Henderson, T. Reilly and B. Currie. The club would like to thank Donny for his continued sponsorship.

On Sunday, the ladies held their Jubilee Cup competition and after a very close final Matty Smith emerged victorious, beating Elma Young in an extra end.

Wilton

The last Border League game of the season was contested with the five-rink A team travelling to take on Gala Waverley.

The West Stewart Place side knew that a narrow defeat would ensure that their team would remain in the top division, even if the Selkirk club had a win by more than 35 shots. The visitors won by 21 shots and Selkirk defeated Kelso in their last league game, but it was not enough for them, and Wilton retained their top-flight status.

On Friday night Wilton hosted Selkirk in a preliminary tie of the Knock-out Cup. The home team started well and eventually won on four of the five matches with one drawn.

A mixed pairs tournament was staged at West Stewart Place on Sunday with the winners gaining custody of the Smart Trophy, In the final, Lynn and Ronnie Nichol (skip) defeated Diane and David Smart (skip) by 14-12.

Cycling

Galashiels

With the season drawing to a close, there is no let-up on the race front, with three races held last week.

10-mile TT (Monday):

1, D. Johnston 23.16; 2, N. Shepard 23.23 PB; 3, L. Parry 23.32; 4, A. Meikle 23.59; 5, C. Tough 24.00; 6, I. Pearson 24.13; 7, S. Mills 24.40; 8, J. Stark 25.11; 9, A. Gannicott 25.49; 10, J. Houston 26.53; 11, C. Forsyth 27.29 PB; 12, S. Lowes 27.32; 13, J. Weston 27.32; 14, L. Thomson 28.18; 15, W. Mills 29.42.

25-mile TT (Wednesday): 1, D. Johnston 57.53; 2, L. Parry 59.26 PB; 3, N. Shepard 59.27 PB; 4, J. Stark 1.01.25 PB; 5, S. Mills 1.02.07; 6, B. Lowes 1.04.41; 7, A. Gannicott 1.06.38 PB; 8, C. Forsyth 1.08.12 PB; 9, J. Weston 1.08.31; 10, S. Lowes 1.10.43; 11, G. Murray 1.19.16 PB.

10-mile TT (Wednesday): 1, A. Meikle 23.45; 2, I. Pearson 23.46; 3, R. Martin 24.08 PB; 4, P. Anderson 25.35; 5, W. Mills 28.38 PB; 6, J. Agnew 29.40.

Kelso

On Monday night Kelso Wheelers held a 10-mile TT on the Birgham course.

Results (youths): 1, O. Onley 30.43; 2, B. Simpson 32.44; 3, R. Gillie 33.38; 4, D. Easson 35.44; 5, D. Patterson 37.11. Seniors: M. Burgher 23.31; 2, J. Smith 23.42; 3, R. Ure 24.30; 4, S. Gaunt 24.57; 5, D. Richardson 24.58; 6, I. McKenzie 25.36; 7, K. Wilson 25.57; 8, K. Gillie 26.11 PB; 9, R. Connell 26.50; 10, G. Ford 27.12; 11, A. Ker 30.10; 12, R. Smith 30.17.

Next week is a 12-mile TT on the Orange Lane Course. Sign in at 6pm at Woodside Park for a 6.30pm start.

Golf

Galashiels

John Scott (Plumbing & Heating) Seniors: Turner Cup Qualifier (A League): Winner, A. Hitchcock nett 34. Dickson Cup Qualifier (B League): Winner, G. Turnbull nett 37.

Captain’s Prizes: 1, A. Simpson 79 (14) 65; 2, W. J. Taylor 72 (6) 66; 3, G. Turnbull 79 (12) 67. Scratch: B. Currie 72.

Hawick

Ladies’ competition: 1, S. Coltman 90 (20) 70; 2, J. Wright 98 (26) 72 bih. Scratch: A. Teague 89.

Kelso

Midweek Points: 1, D. Hirst 41 points; 2=, D. Brotherston, M. Henderson, K. Wilson, G. Kellington 39.

Intersport Salver: 1, S. J. McElrath 152 points; 2, J. Braithwaite 150; 3, E. Wichary 148.

Captain’s Day: 1, D. Hirst 41 points bih; 2, P. Kerr 41; 3=, G. Crozier, K. Hush 39.

Melrose

Centenary Lady: 1, C. Dalgleish 91 (20) 71; 2, L. Wallace 85 (13) 72.

Border Golf Competition: 1, R. Falconer 89 (19) 70; 2, G. S. Craig 79 (9) 70; 3, G. Hogg 77 (6) 71. Scratch: G. Hannah 77.

Minto

Seniors’ August Medal: 1, M. White 83 (16) 67; 2, S. Mather 91 (23) 68; 3, J. Adams 82 (14) 68 (Lowest gross).

Tuesday Stableford: 1, G. Ferguson 39 points (after countback); 2, I. Learmonth 39; 3=, D. Willison, M. White 37.

Seniors’ Magson Salver (played over 13 holes): 1, A. Thompson 56 (11) 45; 2=, P. McDonnell 64 (14) 50, A. Muir 68 (18) 50.

Juniors’ Summer Competition (No 5): 1, M. Bannerman 96 (41) 55; 2= R. Nichol 94 (30) 64, F. Campbell 103 (39) 64.

Ladies’ Minto Bell and Salver (No 6): Silver Division handicap winner, C. Thom 92 (14) 78; Scratch winner, C. Allott 92. Bronze division handicap winner, L. Geatons 96 (23) 73; Scratch winner, M. Hart 94. Trophy winner: L. Geatons.

Steward’s Invitation (Stableford) Gents: 1, A. Thom & S. Watson 45 points; 2, D. Wear & D. Sparks 44; 3, I, Learmonth & J. Quinn 43 bih. Ladies: 1, S. James & F. Walton 39 BI3; 2, M. Glendinning & S. McDonald 39 (bi6); 3, E. Learmonth & A. Teague 39 bih.

St Boswells

Gents outing to Eyemouth: 1, R. Barrie 35 points; 2, J. Ross 34; 3, C. Bell 32 bih.

Thanks to captain George Hogg who supplied prizes and to Mark Beavon who organised the trip and drove the rabble from pub to pub.

Gents 4BBB: 1, R. Barrie & Robert Young nett 61; 2, C. Hardie & I. Barr 62 bih; 3, C. Bell & K. Grieve 62.

On Saturday St Boswells GC hosts the Gordon Melrose Design Gents open, its nearly full so contact the club if you still require an entry.

Ladies Captains’ Prize: 1, J. Knox 85 (19) 66; 2, I. Hume 99 (31) 68; 3, V. Shirra-Gibb 90 (21) 69. Division One: 1, L. Small 87 (13) 74; 2, A. Forrest 93 (18) 75; 3, F. Melrose 93 (17) 76. Division Two: 1, R. Macdonald 96 (21) 75; 2, M. Allen 96 (21) 75; 3, S. Barrie 100 (23) 77.

Ladies Senior Salver/Medal: 1, W. Davidson 99 (35) 64; 2, M. Allen 87 (22) 65; 3, J. Knox 87 (19) 68 (lowest gross)Lowest Gross Score. Division One: 1, S. Keddie 94 (19) 75; 2, L. Small 97 (13) 84. Division Two: 1, V. Bell 101 (25) 76; 2, M. Taylor 103 (27) 76; 3, J. Reed 114 (32) 82.

Torwoodlee

Tuesday Stroke: 1, R. Lacon 72 (11) 61; 2, F. Bryson 78 (15) 63; 3, I. Heard 69 (4) 65 bih. Scratch: A. Lawrie 66 bih.

Homing

Earlston & District

Six members sent 129 birds to the K.Heppinstall sponsored Tow Law race, liberated at 0750 into a south wind. Results: 1, 2, 3, W. Gray & son 1468.36; 4, 7, 13, 14, S. Bain 1444.09; 5, 11, 12, S. Martin 1373.04; 6, 9, S. Hardie & sons 1350.79; 8, A. Simpson 1285.36; 10, I. Gray 1236.36.

Galashiels

Ten members sent 125 pigeons to Ridsdale, a distance of 48 miles. Results: 1, 2, 3, 7, Douglas & Spearman 922.410; 4, 9, 10, J. Douglas 861.253; 5, J. Ramage 855.542; 6, G. Irvine 850.846; 8, B. Dixon 827.322.

Eight members sent 159 pigeons to Tow Law, a distance of 71 miles. Results: 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, K. Jamieson-McDermott 1128.462; 3, J. Ramage 1114.482; 4, B. Dixon 1113.918; 5, 7, E. Jamieson & R. Hardie 1105.984; 8, W. Henderson 1092.647.

Jedburgh

Two members sent 79 pigeons to Ridsdale, a distance of 36 miles. Results: 1, 2, 3, A. Agnew & son 1099.225; 4, F. Taylor 656.908.

Langholm

The club liberated 122 birds over 105 miles from Charnock Richards with a south-west wind. Results: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, R V Graham 1354.355; 4, D. Nordon 1307.826; 7, 8, 9, A. Henderson 1280.390.

Squash

Galashiels

Club matches (1): A. Gill 2 Derek Sharratt 0; D. Sharratt 0 David Burnie 2; A. Gill 2 David Burnie 0. Overall winner: A. Gill.

Club matches (2): Mr Zee 2 M Hussain 1; J. Armitage 2 D. Sharratt 0; A. Gill 2 D. Burnie 0; J. Armitage 2 Mr Zee 0; D. Sharratt 2 M. Hussain 0; A. Gill 2 J Armitage 0; D. Burnie 2 M. Hussain 0; D. Sharratt 2 Mr Zee 0; D. Sharratt 2 D. Burnie 1.