Ettrick hang on in tight finish


LAST week, Ettrick Forest welcomed Newtown in the league.

The home team started well and in the early stages it looked as if they were on course for an easy win. Newtown, however, had other ideas and fought back well. In the latter stages, it looked like they would turn it around but Ettrick Forest rallied in the final two ends to win by 78 shots to 73. The win keeps them second in the league, two points behind rivals Selkirk.

The seniors have a home game against Gala today while Ettrick Forest travel to St Ronan’s tomorrow.

The club would like to wish Standard Bearer Henderson and everyone “Safe oot, safe in”.


FOLLOWING Friday’s deluge, Saturday brightened up enough for the Selkirk club to hold their open triples tournament sponsored by Jean and Ben Wallis.

Some excellent bowling throughout the day saw C. McKinnon, I. Borthwick and K. Nixon come up against C. Lowrie, G. Sandilands and T. Reiley in the final with the McKinnon rink winning after a close game.

The beaten semi-finalists were A. Elder, C. Sandilands, E. Hermiston and S. Hislop, S. Henderson and J. Jackson.