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2nd XV1 vs Craigentinny

Back to usual Wednesday night blowing wind and rain. The Seconds entertained Craigentinny who came topping the League, after the call offs James Watson and Larry Sorrell.  Northern Started like greyhound’s out of the traps, after five ends they were 23- 12 up and the score kept going and after ten ends it was 42- 22 with Roy Campbell’s rink Jimmy Martin, Alex Young, Jim Prentice and R.O.C.13-4 but the rink of Davy Smith , Willie Robb, John Newall 12- 2 up Jimmy Bathgate’s rink making a good progress to lead 10-8 and George Prentice rink Bob Bain, Davy Reid, Ian MacDonald only 1 shot down 7-8 things were looking ok. But after fifteen ends Craigentinny pulled it back to nine shots in the game. the first off the green was Roy and his rink who fell 15-18, after 17 ends saw Jimmy Bathgate storming to a 20-9 victory, George Prentice losing by seven shots and Keith Smith rink 22-9  a good night finishing with a 5-4 Victory with keeps the wolf from the door away next week to Parkside.

Published: June 13, 2018

Club Fours Final 2018

After reaching Ayr on Friday night it was back to the Fours final, weather was kind and the game was played in the right spirit as the ends past away it was nip and tuck all the way with it being peels at 3 – 5 ends. in the 6th end saw Gordon Wilson’s rink take a slender lead to be pulled back to a won shot lead in the 9th even ends till the 14th end when daylight was beginning to show with a five shot lead. 16th end saw a seven shot advantage to the District Fours Winners. leading 16 -9 losing a one in the last it was shake hands time and it now means eleven games undefeated hope it continues till Ayr. Commiseration’s to the rink of Garry Harrison, Ian McDonald, Larry Sorell and Ian Miller.

Published: June 12, 2018

” Ayr we come” Bowls Scotland Finals 2018

It is Congratulations to the Father and Son partnerships of Gordon Wilson (sen,) Gordon Wilson (jun), Andy Reid, and Jamie Reid. on winning the District Fours final at Queensberry tonight. A close encounter all the way but getting over the last hurdle. After 10 ends with the score 12-11 this was going to be a close game played by to good teams nip and tuck for the next five ends still only 2 shots between the teams18-16  end 16 saw Leith pull one back  18-17, last end saw vintage Andy Reid playing two great shots, that were still there at the finish then the Northern support went wild with delight as it was a 20-17 win.  They follow the footsteps of Ernie Brown, Ben Dudley, John Hurst and Harry Hastie. Who done the same in 1986. Picture will follow.

Published: June 8, 2018

2XV1 Vs Carrick Knowe

After the changes the team  and a  few  sweaty bums due to an accident on Ferry road a few players were late at arriving, but after they settled down they got up through the gears to take a very convincing 7-2 victory the only rink to go down was Roy Campbell and that was in the last end. So going away from home and getting a very  good result might be the start of something good.

Published: June 6, 2018

Bowls Scotland District Final 2018

It is  Congratulations to Andy Reid, Jamie Reid , Gordon wilson (sen) and Gordon Wilson (jun) on reaching the District final on Friday 8th June at Queensberry, where there apponent’s   will be Leith B.C. Good luck in Final from all at he Northern.

Published: June 6, 2018

Club Fours Final 2018

The Final this year is between G. Wilson ( jun) Vs I Miller and Super sub Garry Harrison has been pulled into Ian Miller’s rink. This must be the ringer of the year.

Published: June 5, 2018


Looks like that the  Championship and Pairs are making some mouth watering ties when you look at the draws.

Published: May 31, 2018

First 1stXV1 & 2nd XV1

The First Sixteen got a respectable 5-4 against Local rivals Queensberry, on Wed Night.The Seconds were beaten 5-4 by Queensberry away from home but this is still a great result getting four points.

Published: May 31, 2018

Friday 1st June

Just been told that President Grant is holing a Fundraiser on Friday 1st June no further details available.

Published: May 31, 2018

Website Volunteers

It has been mentioned that the website is not being updated much, this correct but if nobody gives any information nothing will get to website.  It is Congratulations to the Family’s of Wilson and Reid making it through to the Bowls Scotland Fours S/F next Tuesday at Wardie.  also that Mike Burns is still on the injured list with a sore shoulder and is hoping to be back in the near future.


Published: May 31, 2018