Nixon hits the hundreds

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SELKIRK shooters have been suffering mixed fortunes as they try to get back into their stride after a prolonged winter break.

In the Scottish Leagues the local outfit is still finding it tough – the latest defeat at the hands of Watsonians A by 395 to 393. Top scorer for Selkirk was Keith Nixon with another 100.

It has taken Nixon a few months to get going this year, but three 100s in the space of a couple of weeks has seen him rise up the average tables.

After a long lay-off due to bad weather the Souters got back into Lothian Shoulder to Shoulder League action when they travelled to Edinburgh to face George Heriots FP.

Bringing in reserve Kevin Edward, Selkirk notched up their best score of the season and their fifth straight win by 780 to 764. Once again top scorer for Selkirk was Nixon on 197. One of his cards would have been another 100 had he not put two shots on the one diagram, suffering a one-shot penalty.

In the Junior Selkirk and Prestonpans League, the club’s juniors are starting to pull away.

With a lead of two points, they only require one win from their last three matches to retain the cup for the third consecutive year.

Turning to the Individual League, Andrew Nichol shot his best-ever card of 97 to take a two-point lead. Alex Beveridge and Joe Cairney seem to be locked in a battle to see who doesn’t finish at the bottom.

In round seven of the Lothian Leagues all three Selkirk teams won their matches.

Division 1: Selkirk A 397 Balerno & Currie A 391, top scorer for Selkirk, Eric Brown with 100.

Division 4: Selkirk B 387 Lanark B 375, top scorer for Selkirk, Keith Nixon with 100.

Division 6: Selkirk C 347 Bogey 330, top scorers for Selkirk, Robert Crosbie and Robert Murray both with 92.

Eric Brown leads the average table with 99.43.