Match Secretary’s Report – 25.08.19

This was a week where more honours were brought to Markinch Bowling Club by one of our members. This time it was one of the youngest lady members at the Club, Emma Blyth, who was selected to represent Scotland in the Under 18 Tri-nation competition against Ireland and Wales. The team, consisting of 6 boys and 6 girls, from throughout Scotland, travelled to Ireland for the 2 day competition. Emma was involved in Pairs, Triples and Fours and at the end of the 2 days Scotland were winners by 4 points, so are the first country to have there name engraved on this new trophy. There is no doubt that further international honours will come the way of this talented Markinch player. On Thursday, the Bennie Trophy was played against Balgonie B.C. in what was almost monsoon conditions. At Balgonie, B.Bell. K.Maskell, P.McTavish and T.Pettigrew (skip) endured the weather to record a 23-11 victory, while at Markinch, B.Marchbank, J.Duff, D.Whyte and D.Baldie (skip) won by 17-8, despite stopping for a time when the green started to flood. This gave Markinch two wins and a shot difference of 21 shots. The wait is now on to see if this will be enough to win the trophy for the first time. On Saturday, there was a visit to Kennoway B.C. for the annual friendly fixture with Markinch winning by 79 shots to 45. The scores were wins for Mrs.C.Sword (21-12), P.McTavish (23-10), J.Dewar (20-11) and T.Young (15-12). This  Saturday at Markinch, the Michelle Whyte Trophy will be played, in a day of fancy dress and fun on the green, in the game organised by Bridget and David Whyte in memory of Michelle. There will be prizes, competitions, music, dancing and of course there will be time for a game of bowls. Members and friends are all invited to come along, especially in the evening, to make sure there is a party atmosphere, which is what Michelle would have wanted.