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Morayshire Indoor Bowling Association honours for Burghead after Ed Beattie Charity Cup final victory over Moray Bowling Club

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The final of the Ed Beattie Memorial Charity Cup took place at Lhanbryde between championship leaders Burghead and second-placed Moray Bowling Club.

The winning Burghead team. Picture: Burghead IBC Facebook
The winning Burghead team. Picture: Burghead IBC Facebook

Moray made a bright start, George Robb junior winning the first three ends on carpet 2 to lead 4-0. Rondy McKenzie scored four shots on the fourth end followed by another four shots on the seventh end to lead 9-6.

McKenzie went on to win his match 13-10.

Cameron Leggat (Burghead) and Arron Robb (Moray) were involved in an equally close contest with Leggat leading 9-8 playing the last end, where he scored a double to win 11-8 and give the Broch a six-shot advantage after the first session.

David Ross scored five singles at the opening five ends followed by a count of five at the seventh end to lead 10-1 for the coastal club.

Moray skip George Grant fought back scoring eight shots over the next two ends to trail by a single shot.

Ross scored single shots on the next two ends but Grant replied scoring three on the last end as the game finished 12 apiece.

Ryan Gordon and Steve McKidd were level at five shots each after six ends and level again after ten ends at nine each.

Gordon scored four shots in the last two ends to win 13-9 and an overall victory 49-39 to give Burghead a fifth Charity Cup and still very much on course for a league and cup double.

In the first division, champions Lossie Bowling Club hosted Forres Royal British Legion in a rearranged league match.

George Jack gave the champions the perfect start winning 13-6. Charlie Stewart and Jim Hasman were involved in an excellent match up with Stewart scoring three shots on the last end to tie the match 11 shots each.

Finlay Mathers appeared to have secured a valuable two points for the visitors winning 15-8, but Mark Thompson dug deep for the home club to win 16-8 and ensure a maximum six points as they close to within four points of leaders Burghead.

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