New season starts for Morayshire Indoor Bowling Association as invitational league rolls out
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THE opening fixtures of the Morayshire Indoor Bowling Association season, sponsored by Alexander Wallace, took place last week, writes Ronald Gordon.
In the invitation league openers, Hopeman A played host to Lossie BC A.
Alex Stewart played superbly in his game winning nine out of 12 ends with a count of six on the third end being the highlight, to give the visitors a healthy lead.
Zander Main for the hosts was involved in a close encounter against Jutta Hewitt, with the teams level at 7-7 after ten ends.
Hewitt counted a three on the 11th end, Main was not to be outdone scoring a three on the final end for a level game.
In the second session, James Morrison and Mark Thompson were involved in a low scoring contest with only 11 shots scored in 12 ends, Thompson getting home by a single shot for Lossie.
Stan Murray showed his experience in the final match winning 10-7, to give the hosts a consolation two points, as Lossie won overall and left with four points.
Burghead played host to Moray BC with Steve McKidd scoring 12 shots in the final three ends to give the Elgin club an 18 shot to 6 winning margin.
George Robb jnr showed good early season form winning eight consecutive ends in an impressive display to virtually put the visitors out of sight at the end of the first session.
Brian Davidson demonstrated all his experience in the latter stages of his match to turn a five-shot deficit into a 16-12 victory.
Cameron Leggat won the crucial ends for the hosts in his game, as like the first match the hosts scored two points with the visitors leaving with 4 points.
Hopeman looked to gain revenge on their travels to Lossie BC as both their first teams went head-to-head.
Host club Lossie, through George Jack had different ideas as he powered to victory in the first game.
Tam Stewart and Philip McPherson were tied 15 apiece after ten ends, Stewart secured singles in the final two ends to increase the hosts' advantage.
William Stewart made his long-awaited comeback to the short carpets with an impressive display en-route to a 16-4 victory.
C. McLellan made a strong start for the visitors scoring 12 shots without reply in the opening 5 ends eventually running out a 15-7 winner.
Lossie held on in the later stages to score maximum points and lead the table after week one.
Burghead 39 Moray BC 60
Lossie BC 56 Hopeman 35
Hopeman A 29 Lossie BC A 47
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