Seniors take Stronvaar’s Leishman Memorial trophy

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Senior Campbeltown Bowling Club players John Scott, Alistair Munro, Gavin Muir and George Reid proved the adage that age is merely a number when they lifted the Robert Leishman Memorial Rinks trophy.

Nineteen teams of four played in a round robin format in last Saturday’s competition on Stronvaar green, the first major contest of the season, which was once again generously sponsored by R Leishman & Son.

Players and spectators endured sub-Arctic conditions in the morning until the sun eventually showed its face late in the afternoon, just in time for the closely contested semi-finals which saw John’s team meet Dugald Graham’s, with Robert Hendrie’s team against Gavin McLachlan’s.

Gavin’s team joined John’s to contest the final, in a riveting match that saw Gavin, along with Bobby Mathieson, Kenny Kerr and Shaun Grumoli, holding a one shot lead and lying a further two shots in the last end, with John’s team of Alistair Munro, Gavin Muir and George Reid all having played.

It was left to John, with his first bowl, to play the bowl of the day to dislodge the two lying shots and lie a winning two that McLachlan was unable to counter to give the senior players a deserved victory.

The trophy and prizes were presented by vice president Dougie Lang.

Front row, from left: Alistair Munro, John Scott, Eileen Leishman, Brian Leishman, George Reid and Gavin Muir. Back row from left: Gavin McLachlan, Shaun Grumoli, Kenny Kerr and Bobby Mathieson. NO_c19campbeltownbowling01_leishman memorial rinks