Game Reports

Handicap Final 2018

As the season draws to a close one of the few compitions left to finish was played on Rink 3 with Allan Mitchell giving Darren Prentice 2 shots it was going to be go from the start. With Darren getting the better of the opening ends after seven ends was leading 7-1 the next seven saw the score Darren leading 10-6 . With Allan getting 1,1,(0) (0) 3,1,1. making the score 14-12 after twenty one ends with the light going both players were playing good bowls. Allan finishing with a run of (0) 2,2,2,1,(0)2. After Twenty-eight end  marathon. Allan was crowned the Handicap winner.

Published: September 18, 2018

1st 16s Vs Craiggy @ Northern

Last game of the season against the new Division 1 Champions,and they turned up for this last game with an unrecognizable 1st 16 team with several players away on holiday and nothing at stake, John Urquahart and James Barr were the only ones to come out of this one with pass marks for the Northern,Ian Miller had a reasonably close game and Young Gogs and Co were turned over big style,so we finish the season with a 5-4 defeat, not the worst season ever though as we have ended up in 5th place with Brunstane just below us and Tanfield and Summerside falling through the trap door into Div 2,

Congratulations to Div 1 winners Craigentinny,

and next year we welcome Carricknowe into Div 1 for the 1st time and also Postal,

Well done to the Northern lads,and well done to the seconds who were runners up in Div 1. 

Published: August 9, 2018

1st 16s Vs Summerside Away

Penultimate game of the season  and probably the least said about this one the better,a lot of call offs for this game and varying excuses as to why we struggled to put out a 1st and 2nd 16 this week,understandable that the 1st 16s were safe but the seconds are right in the mix for winning the 1st Division,well done to the selectors for begging stealing and borrowing and after being on the phone most of the day thanks also to the guys who maybe haven’t been playing in the teams recently but turned out to help us fulfill both of these games,only thing to be said about the 1st 16s, this game did have a lack luster feel to it  and possibly Summerside were more up for it than us at the business end where it counted, and they did need the points I think 3 of these games were tight right up to the last end  but they had a great home win 9-0 and we left with nothing, well done Summerside,

Last game next week at home against this years Division 1 winners Craiggy.

Published: August 5, 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

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

1st 16s Vs Queensberry @ the Berry

This is the 3rd last game of the season and the last game before a one week break for the Scottish Championships through at Ayr next week,
On R1 saw Larry VP Sorrell newly promoted to skip after a few good performances,Graham Prentice was leading this rink and the bowls that I saw him playing he was back to his best, on fire, and not far off this standard was reliable Walter Murray never far away, this rink was thirded by Super Andy Travolta ( shake it baby, lets hope the hips are shaking next week at Ayr )Great performance here against a very strong Queensberry rink winning by a substancial margin, 2 points Northern,
R2 was Garry H, El Presidente,Young Daz and Gogs Jnr, this was a good all round performance from the lads and Daz gets the man of the match accolade in this game for a great performance, and another fine win and 2 points to the Northern against Frank O’Reilly on home soil , no easy feat,
Big James barr was on R3 , thirded by Gogs of the Senior variety, seconded by John Young and Lead was Snoddy, this rink has been playing very well recently and kept up thier good form tonight with another resounding victory, and another great 2 points in the bag here for our lads,
The only blot on the copy book came on R4 which was lead by gaRy ( 1 R ) Largue,John Newall was second, the Mad one was 3rd and John Urquahart was skip, these lads were a few shots down early doors but did make a bit of a ressurgence but alas not enough, and tonight we leave the Berry with 7 points tucked away, which is very gratefully received ,thankyou,
A weeks break now for the Nationals at Ayr and lets just wish our rink all the Very Best of Luck

Andy Reid, Gordon Wilson Snr, Jamie Reid, Gordon Wilson Jnr,

Summerside away on the 1st of August for our penultimate league match.

Published: July 19, 2018

1st 16s Vs Tanfield @ Northern

We welcomed our near neighbours Tanfield to the Northern this evening with us in 5th place & Tanfield in 6th place 8.5 points behind us after 10 games, Big George Prentice was on R1 and got us off to a great start with a good win against a strong Tanfield rink, great 2 points.

On R3 was just returned from holiday Jamie Reid and they were up against it from the start,they were a good few shots down after about 7 ends, but a fantastic fight back got them back to peels with one to play , alas after a very tight last end  we lost this one  and it was 2 points each so far.

On R3 we had Young Gordon and his boys , after the first few ends we were  again a few shots down, at about end 11 we were 11-6 down and picked up 5 so peels at 11, we won the next couple of ends and were 15-11 up,at the 3rd last end we were lying 3 shots and the Tanfield skip drove at the head and got an unbelievable result removing our 3 bowls and leaving all their bowls for a 5 shot result, they won the last couple of ends to win 19-15,

Lastly up on R5 was Snoddy,John Young,Gogs Snr and James Barr and this rink is on fire at the moment winning this game  comfortably and helping immensely with the shots difference, great win lads, and a couple of fabulous take out shots from Big James helped with this win,

Excellent 5-4 home win lads and we keep our heads well above water and stretched our gap away from Tanfield by a massive Big 1 Point.

Queensberry away next week.

Published: July 12, 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