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Morayshire Indoor Bowling Association host annual charity match with Banffshire


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Moray bowling club played hosts for the annual charity match between Morayshire association and Banffshire association.

Left to Right Karen Dalgarno, John Watt (skip), Ryan Gerrie, Francie Morrison, Fiona Roger, Craig Fletcher, Lewis Heffernan, Jim Pirie (skip) Bill Robertson. Picture: Peter Bloomfield
Left to Right Karen Dalgarno, John Watt (skip), Ryan Gerrie, Francie Morrison, Fiona Roger, Craig Fletcher, Lewis Heffernan, Jim Pirie (skip) Bill Robertson. Picture: Peter Bloomfield

Jim Pirie started strongly for the hosts scoring five shots on the second end, Banffshire skip Jim Gordon found his form winning six of the next seven ends to lead nine shots to seven.

Pirie counted two shots on the penultimate end to level the match nine shots each.

Gordon played two super bowls on the last end to win his game 11 shots to 9.

Adam Dalgarno took control of his game early on to lead 13-4 after eight ends. Cameron Leggat scored singles at ends nine and ten to reduce the deficit, Dalgarno won the last end to give the visitors a ten-shot advantage heading into the second session.

Left to Right – Ryan Gerrie, Fiona Roger, Francie Morrison, John Watt (skip). Picture: Peter Bloomfield
Left to Right – Ryan Gerrie, Fiona Roger, Francie Morrison, John Watt (skip). Picture: Peter Bloomfield

Gordon Gallagher and Willie Beaton were involved in an absorbing contest with only seven scored in the first eight. Beaton scored four shots followed by a three to lead 11- 3 with two ends to play.

The last two ends were shared one shot apiece to give the visitors a 12- 4 win and increase their overall advantage.

John Watt started superbly for the Banffshire team leading 12-5 after eight. Despite a valiant effort from Morayshire skip Jutta Hewett, Watt continued to dominate winning the last four ends to secure an 18- 5 win as the Banffshire association made it two2 wins in a row and get the bragging rights for the second half of the bowling season.

The eventraised over £300 which will be donated to the Oaks Hospice as chosen by Morayshire pesident Stewart Young (Alves).


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