Brave battle by Borders bowlers

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It was an excellent day for the Borders Bowling Association Hamilton Trophy meeting with Edinburgh & Leith (E&L) at Jedburgh on Saturday.

Both teams were aware that East Lothian were giving East Stirling a hard time and for either of the sides at Jedburgh to make the play-offs, they were going to need a sizable shots win.

At 15 ends the hosts had taken an eight-shot lead, but E&L came back and levelled with 107 shots each at 18 ends. The last three ends were nailbiters, with the final score Borders 127, Edinburgh & Leith 117. This was not enough to qualify, but the Borderers gave their all in their attempt to move into the latter stages.