Leaders play it cool as league heats up

WHILE there seems to be a security embargo on Agrii Border League results coming into the public domain, the colourful provincially-provided league tables can at least be revealed.

In section one, Earlston lead Duns and Coldstream by a single point, Earlston being on 12. Glendale are lurking in the shadows with two games in hand on eight points. In section two, Kelso, Roxburghe and Ayton Castle are tied on 10 each, Kelso being higher up on shots. Behind them lie Greenlaw on eight.

A well-supported Directors’ Trophy was finalised on Friday evening, slightly delayed, but well worth watching. James Stark’s rink came out top in the high road, but had to play hard throughout, while the low road provided a very tense struggle between winner David Kerr and Michael Sutherland, with just a single shot the difference.

Chirnside pairs took place on Saturday afternoon, with veteran and venerable Dick Johnson taking the honours, ably assisted by Alastair Stewart.

By the time this hits the press, the last of the four Berwickshire competitions will have started, namely the Dickinson Trophy, with a full entry from all bar one club, with guest rinks thrown in to make sure numbers are even.