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It’s Over

As the song say’s “Its Over” going into last game with a chance of winning League, was wiped out with a dissapointing 8-1 defeat at Craigentinny. on a very good and fast green only the rink of Jimmy McKenna,  Davy Smith Keith Smith and Skip Alex Ross got a result with a well fought draw leading 10-5 after five ends then ten ends saw the score 13-12 end  fifteen score all square at 15-15 last two ends 1,0,(2). final score 17-17. Bob Bain , Bobby Lee, Roy Campbell, and Jim Prentice got of to a flyer after five ends leading 6-1 but then for the next six ends the scoring went 0,0,0,0,0,0,and Craigentinny taking a 6-10 lead. Northern getting 1(0)3,2,(0)(0)making final score 12-15 .Jimmy Bathgate’s rink of Jimmy Martin, Alex Young, and George Prenticewere always having backs against the wall only winning 7 of the seventeen ends finally going down 12-19.  Kenny Lawrence, Ronnie Scott, Davie Reid, and James watson were winning 4-2 after five ends, and ten ends still leading 8-7 next three ends saw Northern getting a 0,0,0,and there lead now gone with the score 8-10 closing ends saw 1,(0)2,(0)1.finishing 12-14 . Total score Northern 53  –  Craigentinny 65. after a not bad season and a very good shot difference of 109.still not enough to winn the League so it is congratulations to Queensberry finishing Champions and it is ” Always look on the Bright Side ” for Northern . A  final thanks to all who played there part in this season campaign and please remember that  although the League has finished the club will be open all year and would be nice to see some Members faces through the winter months.

Published: August 9, 2018

Second XV1 Vs Carrick Knowe

On the usual summer night when the wetsuits were required Northern welcomed Carrick Knowe for the penultimate  game of the season Rink one saw Alan Ross, Alex Young, Jimmy Porter, and Davie Smit leading 5-3 after five ends  three shots in it after ten ends 9-6 ends eleven to fifteen saw them get  1,3,2(2) 1.  To lead 16-10losing a one at the last making the final score 16-10Rink four saw the return of Mike Burns back in the fold after a shoulder injury with Davy Reid, Ronnie Scott Kenny Lawrence after five ends were 6-4 up next five ends saw them moving through the gears to get a 1,1,3,2,3 to lead 16-4 . fifteen ends 18-9 sixteen getting a 1, and in the last end losing a 1 making the final score 19-10. Rink 3 saw Jim Prentice, Bobby Lee, Mike Morrison, and Bob Bain . getting a (0)3,3,1(0) after five to lead 7-6 then ends six to thirteen saw a purple patch 2,2,2,2,1,4,2 to lead 23-6 ends 14,15,16,17 saw 0,0,0,0losing a 2,2,1,3. making the final score 23-14. Last off the Green was Jimmy Bathgate, Robert Bell, Willie Robb, and Jimmy Martin who were 3-4 down after five ends, after ten ends 5-11 the last seven ends saw a 1,1(0)1,1,1,1 to lose narrowly 11-12. Final score 69-46 to Northern with the sixteen that played tonight were all winners after all the call offs the Club had . Last game next Wed Away to Craigentinny with the light still glowing in tunnel still in with a shout.

Published: August 1, 2018

Ayr 2018 second day

After a fine win in the first game of the day “The Boys” went in to the second game against Gordon after three ends the score was even at 3-3 end five saw Northern take a 8-4 advantage. ends six seven and eight saw the score 8-9 to Gordon next two ends  saw Northern get a 3, 2 .To take the score to 13-9 in favour of Northern, the next six ends was a disaster losing a 6,1,1,3,2,2,to make the final score 13-24 to Gordon. Andy Reid, Gordon Wilson (Sen) Jamie Reid have done the Club proud.  Would also  like to thank all the supporters who have followed them from the start of the first game through to the district finals, and to the Quarter Final your support was greatly appreciated.

Published: July 27, 2018

Senior Pairs Final 2018

On A sun filled green the above final was played and it was a close encounter all the way with the score at 9-9 after twelve ends but the partnership of Mike Morrison and John Newall came out the victors getting a 4,1,1. In the last three ends making the final score15-9. Congratulations to the Winners and commiserations to the losers

Published: July 26, 2018

Ayr 2018

 

Published: July 26, 2018

Northern 4’s in Form at Ayr

After being put back to a 5pm start this did not stop the 4’s from getting through to next round. Getting a commanding lead leading 7-2 after 5 ends saw them go further ahead to lead 9-3 after eight ends.Steady leading from Andy Reid saw the score jump to 15- 7 with two ends to go but losing a 4 in the sixteenth end made things a bit more squeaky bum time going into the last end but playing covering bowls it was impossible foe for the Rink of Airdrie Central to get the four shots needed for extra end so onward to Friday at 9. 30 am for next round.Pictures will follow.

Published: July 26, 2018

Touring Team

On the 8th of September there will be team from Middlesbrough six rinks are required come and support your club. 

Published: July 23, 2018

Bobby Loch

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE PLAYED ASAP .

Published: July 23, 2018

2nd XV1 Vs Queensberry

On a night that all were saying ” Top Of The Table Clash ” with Home advantage, Rink Three saw Roy  Campbell,  Kenny Lawrence, Ronnie Scott, Davie Reid. Getting of to an unusual slow start 2-5 after five ends. ten ends saw the score jump to 4-9 getting a 1,3 making it 8-9 after 12, but losing the next 5 ends 0,0,0,0,0, final score 8-22.George Prentice , Bob Bain, Mike Morrison, Jim Prentice were peels after five ends leading 8-5 after ten ends, fifteen ends saw the 12-7 getting a 3,1 to finish 18-7.Jimmy Bathgate , Allan Ross, Robert Bell, Jimmy Martin, stormed into a 6-1 lead after five ends ten ends saw the lead 10-6- but disaster struck on the run in winning two ends out of seven 1,1 with a a Queensberry reply of 0,0,1,1,3,1,4 to win the game 12-16. the light at at the end of the tunnel is flickering but still in with a shout no game next week.  Final Score Northern 52 Queensberry 56.

Published: July 19, 2018

2nd XV1 vs Tanfield

Another nice night for a game of Bowls saw Jim Prentice , Bobby Lee, Mike Morrison, and Bob Bain losing by one shot after five ends, ten ends saw them lead 7-5. But disaster struck scoring only one more shot finally losing 15-8. Rink 6 saw Roy Campbell, Davie Reid, Ronnie Scott, and Kenny Lawrence. trialing 1-6 after five ends, but with a run of 4,3,0,0,2, leading 10-9 after ten ends. Next five ends saw Northern get a 5, 0,0,0,1 to stretch the lead to 16-13 losing a 4, end sixteen but last end saw Northern pick a one to level the score at 17-17.  Jimmy Bathgate’s rink of Bobby Bell, Alex Ross and Jimmy Martin got of to a dreadful start down 1-6 after five ends, after ten ends they had pulled it back to 5-9 fifteen ends pulling another shot back to 10-13 but losing a 0,4 last two ends saw the score 13-17.James Watson rink of Dave Smith, Jimmy Mc Kenna, Alec Young, 5-1 up after five ends. then next five saw2,0,0,0,0,to make the score after ten ends 7-11 next five ends saw 0,1,0,4,1, making it 13-13 after fifteen ends. Tanfield getting a 2 in sixteenth end to lead 15-13 and were lying a possible 3 shot in the last end and James had a spot on drive to take the two bowls out and the jack into the ditch now lying two shots for Northern Tanield skip played his last bowl and punched a Northern shot up to be lying three shots and to win the game 16- 15 a hard earned  three points final score Tanfield 64- 54 3 Points Northern 6 points Tanfield.

Published: July 11, 2018