Hawick club delivers the Wright stuff

The weather on Saturday was kind to Buccleuch Bowling Club in Hawick as they staged their Wright mixed triples tournament.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th May 2021, 1:38 pm
Mary Martin
Mary Martin

A total of 24 players turned up to take part in the event, played in ideal conditions following heavy rainfall the day before.

Competition was again very close among all rinks.

With all games being contested over six ends, the format resulted in some very high-quality bowls being played.

The final witnessed the Mary Martin rink up against the Jim Williams rink.

Mary was ably assisted by Eddie Hall and Ryan Evans, with Ryan substituting for Ian Rutherford in the final, while Jim was aided by Tony Anderson and Frances Spalding.

The shortened game, played over the six ends, saw the result standing level at 3-3 after five ends.

However, it was the Martin rink that emerged victorious.

It was the second weekend in which Mary and Martin Hall had played in the same rink.

Eddie said after the final that he had been delighted to play a game with Mary as she had been something of a childhood hero of his.

Ryan Evans, at lead, had also played very well in the final.

Runners-up from the Jim Williams rink stated they had been outplayed by the better team on the day.

The after-match food was sponsored by past president Malcolm Bell. Outgoing greenkeeper Norman Whellans had also sponsored the post-competition refreshments, and president Jim Reilly thanked him for that gesture.