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2 XV1 vs Parkside

League match this week was against  Parkside with holiday’s  a few changes had to be made before the game left selectors phoning everybody except Donald trump but coming up trumps getting Robert Bell. as the game progressed after five ends it was 17- 20 to Parkside , the next five ends saw Parkside stretching there lead to nine shots. after fivteen ends saw the drama start 51-56 to Parkside. but there was a sting in the tail for Rab Gardiner rink when Roy Campbell’s rink of Jimmy Martin, Mike Morrison, Alec Young and the man himself went from 1-14 down after seven ends to get a peels at 17-17 and to rub salt into the wound Roy won the football card well done in what was a great come back, James Watson’s rink of Davie Smith, Willie Robb, Robert Bell . were holding there own until the ninth end when they lost a 4, 3 in two ends which then made it up hill struggle chasing the game they went from 7-6 after eight ends to 7- 14 after eleven ends, finally losing 11-21, George Prentice’s rink of Bob Bain, Callum Anderson, Davie Reid. were always in front till end fifteen  when it went two peels at 11-11 the next two ends saw them get a 1.1 to win 13-11. Jimmy Bathgate’s rink went form 9-4 up in the seventh end to 10-12 after fifteen a run of seven ends without a reply finally going down 11-15 final score being 52- 64 for Parkside a hard earned 3 points.

Published: June 21, 2018

1st 16s Vs Parkside

1st 16s welcomed Parky down to the Northern on an overcast night,all started of tight and cadgy, half way through it was still the same with Young Gordon and his squad quite comfortable and Jamie a couple up, James Barr and his lads were struggling a bit,and Ian Miller’s lot were pretty nip and tuck when after 10 ends it was 5-6 to the away side, James Barr on rink 5 after getting a few shots ahead ended up being narrowly beaten,after being the Northern hero’s last week, next off was Gog’s,Auld Gog’s,Pres Grant and Garry H with a great win against  Scottish triples winning skip Paul Vietch, next off with another 2 points to the Northern after a very tight game was Jamie,Mitch Jim P and John Urq, last off was Midnight Miller,Andy Reid,Walter and Jimmy McKenna, Fantastic 7-2 win for the Big team, Big well done lads, Also our best wishes go to the Parkside triple who are heading down south next week to take part in the British Isles Championships.

Published: June 21, 2018

Top 5

Northern top 5 against Parksides best 5 on Sunday the 24th June @ the Northern 1800pm

Northerns Top 5 are

Young Gogs

Jamie Reid

Ian Miller

Young Daz

and last but not least

Andy Reid

come down s

Published: June 20, 2018

Friday 22nd of June 1st Rnd Edin Cup

This week sees the 1st round proper of the Edinburgh Cup,we have done well in this tournament in the past and this week we play Summerside, 3 rinks at home and 3 away, Summerside had a fabulous result in the prelim beating the Berry so a hard fought game is expected, Good luck to the Eagles.

Published: June 20, 2018

1st 16s Vs Craiggy

Week 7 and the half way stage a hard away game to Craiggy and it was a tough day at the office for our lads today only team coming out of this game with points for the Northern was James Barr and his squad of Craig Snodgrass,John Young , Young Daz and of course James great 2 points lads well done,Ian Miller and squad were unlucky having been in front most of the way when the Craiggy skip took our bowl out the head with just a couple of ends to play to score a 6  but were still unlucky last couple of ends, for Jamie and Young Gogs  and squads just one to forget lads, we look forward to welcoming Parky down to the Northern next to get a few extra points on the board and keep the Wolves at bay so to speak.

Published: June 18, 2018

ELBA Senior Singles

Well done to George Prentice who is through to the semi final of the ELBA Senior Singles in what was a very good game George won 21-17, the semi final will be be played at Craigentinny on the 22nd June at 2.00.

Published: June 15, 2018

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

Seniors League

The Seniors League game on 12th June has been cancelled due to Pilrig not being able to get a team together for the game

Published: June 10, 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