Galashiels bowlers meet the best in pairs contest

Gala Bowling Club was represented in Midlothian on Saturday at the Seawick Pairs event, hosted by Gilmerton Bowling Club, near Edinburgh.

From left, Jamie Higgins, Taylor Johnston, Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall and Danny Porter
From left, Jamie Higgins, Taylor Johnston, Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall and Danny Porter

Danny Porter and Taylor Johnston competed among a top-class playing field, which included several internationalists and county players.

The local lads won one and lost two in a very tough group, which included Jamie Higgins, Daniel Gormley and the legendary Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall.

Danny said afterwards: “It was great experience and the boys did not disgrace themselves with their performances with some close games.”Also on Saturday, it was Ladies Day back at Scott Crescent, with some high teas, bowls, fascinators, fun and laughter, with some bubbles, introducing the club’s new ladies with current members for a chance to get together and get to know each other.

It was hoped everyone had enjoyed the day, which was a great success, added Danny, and the intention was to make it even bigger and better next year.On Sunday, Gala BC staged the Mary Black Trophy, where 36 players (12 triples) took to the green.

The weather was great and there was some excellent bowling on show throughout the day.

Congratulations were conveyed to Paul Scheibe, Craig Miller and birthday boy Sean Fraser, who defeated Jimmy Fisher, Danny Porter and Sheena White in the final.

The next event is the Rinks and Pairs Competition this Sunday, July 4.