Ancrum rule the roost in Knockout Cup

Ancrum Bowling team at Abbotsford Bowling club in Galashiels playing against Melrose for the Knock-Out Cup.
Ancrum Bowling team at Abbotsford Bowling club in Galashiels playing against Melrose for the Knock-Out Cup.



The Senior League title was secured by the Selkirk/Ettrick Forest joint team when Wilton slipped up against Earlston/Melrose to leave them three points adrift with one game left to play. The Senior League Trophy will be presented at the Border League AGM on October 29 (7.30pm) at Abbotsford BC.


Hawick seniors played their final game in the seniors league on Tuesday against Kelso. The winners of this local derby would end up finishing third in the table, and Hawick had high hopes of winning this battle. However, Kelso brought out their best and defeated the Teries by 61 shots to 49.

Saturday saw the club hold its annual finals day. In the ladies, J. Dickey played in all the four ladies’ finals, and emerged a winner in three out of the four games.

Ladies results:

Four-Bowl Pairs: A. Clarkson & I. Wilson beat J. Dickey & V. Armstrong. Championship: J. Dickey beat M Todd 21-11; Handicap: J. Dickey beat A. Clarkson 21-20; Two-Bowl Pairs: J. Dickey & I. Wilson beat M. Todd & A. Clarkson.

In the gents’ section it looked like an upset was on the cards in the President’s Mens Handicap final with J. H. Reilly playing N. Amos. Reilly moved into a comprehensive 18-5 lead, but old warhorse Amos once again proved successful and clawed back the lead to eventually triumph by 21 shots to 18. Amos also won the club championship three weeks ago when he beat Ian Ford in a close-fought final.

Gents results:

Triples: S. Johnstone, R. Bell & L. Clarkson beat W. Wells, A. Oliver & M Christy. Pairs: M. Hogg & L. Clarkson beat C. Anderson & M. Christy. Seniors: G. Lyall beat W. Wells.

In the junior section Kirk Ford won both the under-25 and under-21 finals. In the u21 he had a ding-dong battle with Michael Oliver which was tight right up to the last few ends. In the u25 final, Kirk defeated Reece Johnstone in another close encounter.


On Saturday the club hosted its open mixed pairs tournament with Gordon Scott and Valerie Angus from Duns Park beating Selkirk’s Colin McKinnon and Louise Maclennan.

The following day the ladies’ championship was held with Jill Borthwick defeating Margaret Milne. The junior championship was won by Shane Smith.



Bisley at Braidwood basked in the autumn sunshine on Sunday when a total of 48 entries contested for this week’s trophy – the Christiannes Crystal.

A close opening round ended in a shoot-off for first place between Gordon Boertien and Denholm’s Jim Brodie, both on 35 out of 40. Gordon was the winner, while third place on 33 went to Hawick’s Dave Allison.

The second round proved more testing, but Allison recorded 37 out of 40 to triumph, followed on 32 by Kyle Smith and Lindsay Gordon. Third place saw Jim Watt and Boertien tying.

Aggregate winner on 70 out of 80 was Allison, while junior winner was Selkirk’s Lewis Hislop, with an aggregate score of 42.

Congratulations from all at Bisley at Braidwood to Michael Nairn who competed in the home internationals in Northern Ireland and finished top Scottish junior. Members Sandy Burn and Melanie Thomson also competed.

The next competition is on Sunday, October 6, when a slightly different format of a straight 80 birds will be tried. Competition between 10am and 1pm.



Langholm cricket club held its end-of-season get-together and awards night in the clubrooms last Saturday.

Chairman David Pool was in charge of proceedings and Langholm Cornet Alasdair Cavers was called on present the awards to the following: players’ player, player of the season and most runs – Gregor Park, who also received a special award in recognition of his achievement in cycling to all away games for the Parkinson’s charity; young player of the season – Gregor Masterton; most wickets – Duncan Elliott; duck trophy – Jack Pool; Ham Sandwich Trophy – David Gordon; Deep Fine Leg Trophy – Andrew Paisley.



Border Area Darts Association pool of players to play Lothians away on Saturday, October 5:

Men: Barry Dalgliesh, Norrie Forsyth, Kevin Green, Paul Hannaway, Robert Hay, Ryan Hogarth, Kevin Inglis, Brian Johnstone, Kenny Lattimer, Gary Logue, Jimmy McGuigan, Steven Patterson, Kevin Richardson, Callum Stewart, Mike Vietch, Chris Waddell, Stuart Whellans and Kevin Wright.

Reserves: Adam Ballantyne, Peter Craig, Graeme Patterson.

Women: Karen Darling, Irene Hogarth, Nicola Hogarth, Helen Knight, Caroline McGinn, Alison Mitchell, Janice Mitchell, Jackie Robertson, Lyn Scott, Laura Virtue.

Reserve: Alison Burnett.

Buses leave Kelso at 9.15am, Newtown St Boswells 9am and Galashiels 9.15am.

Any call- offs or queries, telephone Robert on 07504 493676.



John Scott (Plumbing & Heating)Seniors Championship Qualifier: A League winner, R. H. Turnbull, nett 32; B. League winner, A. R. Gerard, 36.


Elsie Ford Greensomes: 1, M. Purves & J. Blackie 79 (70) 63; 2, D. Herriot & B. Herriot 71 (7) 64; 3=, R. Ainslie & B. Sweenie 86 (20.5) 65.5, B. Taylor & S. North 85 (19.5) 65.5.


Jane & Amy Stevenson (mother and daughter) got through to the Grand Final of the Coronation Foursomes, which covers the whole of the UK, and came sixth in the competition playing in very difficult conditions last Monday.

On Saturday the best eight juniors of the season were picked to play a nine-hole greensomes Stableford with an adult from the club. Result: 1, M. Hall & T. Hogarth 15 points; 2, A. Weir & I. Scott 14; 3, C. Robertson & L. Hogarth 9.

Mixed Open: 1, D. & I. Robinson 43 points; 2, L. & F. Gray 42; 3, J. Stevenson & B. Hunter 39.

Ladies Medal Final (The Scott Salver): 1, J. Stevenson 107 (34) 73; 2, A. Holton 96 (21) 74.


Stableford competition: 1, L. M. Wallace 39 points; 2, G. Lackie 36; 3, A. Purves 35.

Lily Campbell Trophy: Winner, A. Holton 90 (21) 69; Runner-up, V. Hogg 94 (21) 73.

Thistle Brooch: 1, V. Hogg 96 (21) 75; 2, C. Dalgleish 99 (19) 80.


Gents Open: 1, G. McDonagh (Minto) 72 (10) 62; 2, D. McKinlay (Berwick) 81 (16) 65; 3, J. Law (Minto) 78 (13) 65. Scratch: 1, S. Fairbairn (Torwoodlee) 70 BIH; 2, A. Lawrie (Torwoodlee) 70; 3, D. Gillie (Galashiels) 72 (better last six holes).

Walker Quaich: 1, K. Sanford 102 (27) 75; 2, M. Johnston 99 (23) 76; 3, C. Mackie 104 (27) 77.

Junior Hole Cup 2013: Ross Nichol beat Angus Brown in the final at the first extra hole.

Junior Points Trophy: Lily Towers currently has a one-point lead over Ross Nichol with Rory Latta, the 2013 junior captain, a point behind.

Forthcoming club events: Friday, October 25, prize-giving at 7pm, followed by buffet and domino flyer; Saturday, November 2, 7 for 7.30pm, quiz night with Mouse White as quizmaster.

J & J Tait Homes Cup: St Boswells: 1, I. Hyde (15) 6 up; 2, D. Hancock (12) 4 up; 3, A. Gillan (7) 3 up.


Tuesday Stroke: 1, A. Lawrie 66 (0) 66 (Lowest Gross); 2, G. Low 72 (5) 67; 3, C. Scott 78 (10) 68 BIH.

Medal Final, Stroke: 1, D. Bowden 68 (9) 59 (Lowest Gross); 2, Mike O’Rourke 72 (8) 64; 3, S. MacPherson 87 (20) 67 BIH. Medal Final winner: Rob Semple.

Order Of Merit (Rnd 21): 1, W Gilroy 81 (6) 75.

Overall Order of Merit Winner, Craig Tait 72 points; Runner-up, Alan Grierson 36.



Division One saw Ship A and Reivers A go joint top, while in Division Two, Waverley B and High Level B head the table.

Division One: High Level A (Hawick) 5 Waverley A (Hawick) 4; Reivers A (Gala) 5 Dryburgh (Newtown) 4; Ship A (Melrose) 5 Niki’s Bar (Gala) 4; Fleece A (Selkirk) 5 Reivers B (Gala) 4.

Division Two: Station Bar (Hawick) 9 Ship B (Melrose) 0; Bridge Inn (Gala) 7 Red Lion A (Kelso) 2; Red Lion B (Kelso) 4 Fleece B (Selkirk) 5; Waverley B (Hawick) 5 High Level B (Hawick) 4.



Tommy Douglas Storage Border League week one results: Hawick Conservative Club A 6 Hawick Conservative Club B 0; Innerleithen 0 Hawick Burns Club B 6; Kelso Legion P Selkirk Conservative Club B P; Selkirk Conservative Club A P St Boswells P; Hawick Burns Club A 4 Jedburgh Legion 2.



D. Sharratt 2 J. Armitage 1; A. Gill 2 I. Youseff 0; D. Sharratt 2 D. Burnie 0; A. Gill 2 J. Armitage 0; D. Burnie 2 I. Youseff 0; A. Gill 2 D. Sharratt 0; A Gill 2 D Sharratt 1; D Burnie 2 I Youseff 0; A Gill 2 I Youseff 0; D Burnie 2 D Sharratt 0; D Sharratt 2 I Youseff 0; A Gill 2 D Burnie 1.