Match Secretary’s Report – 30.06.19

There was only one game in the Wemyss & District League this week and it was in the Seniors’ League against Dovecot Park on Wednesday afternoon. In the home game S.Ross, D.Baldie, J.Dewar and T.Young (skip) had a comfortable 17-9 win, but unfortunately, in the away game, D.Oliphant, D.McKillop, C.Nash and P.Mctavish (skip) lost 12 -13. The overall result was a 2-2 draw. On Thursday, at Northfield B.C. Ayr, Markinch Triple of Malcolm Comrie, Jamie Cameron and David Comrie (skip) were playing the biggest game of their bowling career when they represented Scotland in the British Isles competition. Their first game was against Guernsey at 9am in the morning and there was great support who had travelled down from Markinch to lend their support. The rink was proving difficult for both teams, but it was their opponents who settled first and when they picked up a count of 5 shots on the 3 rd end they now led by 11-0. The Markinch trio, to their credit, never let their heads go down and battled all the way, but by the time of the last end they needed an impossible score of 9 shots to take it to an extra end. They did pick up the shot to end up winning 10 of the 18 ends but still lost the game. The disappointment was etched on all the three faces, but to reach this level was an achievement and something most bowlers will never achieve. Well done Malc, Jamie and Dave!! There was a friendly fixture played at Markinch on Saturday with Monifieth providing the opposition. It was a great day for bowls and at the end Markinch won by 64 shots to 45, with wins for J.Dewar (21-11), J.Cameron (15-7) and P.McTavish (18-12) but a  defeat for D.Baldie (10-15). On Sunday the quarter-final of the Top 5 was played at Leven B.C. with Thornton B.C. providing the opposition. This was always going to be a big hurdle, with both Clubs providing so many good bowlers. The first game to finish was Billy Drysdale, who was a late replacement and he won by 21-11. The next game finished was Kevin Bunting, who was trailing for all of the game, before storming back to trail 17-19. He then lay 2 shots, but unfortunately, when trying to draw a third shot he turned his opponent’s bowl in for shot and then lost the game 17-21. The next game completed was Ryan Crawford, who also trailed for the whole game and although he did finish strongly he ended up losing 12-21. It was now down to the last two games and Colin Falconer had been involved in an incredible game, as he had not carried any luck when he played his driving shots. With the score 17-20 against him it was a fantastic finish, when he picked up a count of 4 shots to win the game 21-20. The result now hinged on the final game and Tom Pettigrew, who had been in control for his whole game, did not let the team down, as he secured the semi-final place with an encouraging 21-14 victory. It’s now on to
Strathmiglo next Sunday to battle it out and try to retain the Fife Top 5 Trophy. The Fife Finals are scheduled for this Saturday and there is home interest with D,Baldie, B.Marchbank, B.Bell and
P.Mctaviish (skip) competing in the Senior Fours final. The Club wish them best of luck and hopefully, the Cup will be filled at the Celeidgh on Saturday night at the Club. Tickets are still on sale priced £7 so come along and enjoy the night and who knows you may get a drink out of the Cup!