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Defeat for county side; Bowling.

Dumfriesshire's Inter County Championship hopes hang by a thread after losing to Glasgow South at Rutherglen on Saturday.

They trailed from the start and were 37 down at the halfway point. They never recovered and went on to lose by 131 shots to 111.

They had two winning skips, Rae Graham beat W. Wade 19-18 and Steven Lowther beat A Diamond 21-18. David Kiltie drew 23 each with S O'Donnell. The others lost. Richard Thomson 26-24 to J Boyd; David Jess 24-11 to D Smith and Kevin Murray 22-15 to K Wilson.

On Saturday, Dumfriesshire travel to face section leaders Lanarkshire South, knowing that they must win. However, it will not be easy and several team changes have been made.

The team is: Andrew Coltart (skip), Jimmy Little, Eddie Dunbar & Eddie Murray; Rae Graham (skip), Neil Shearer, Jack Harkness & Kevin Peacock; Kevin Murray (skip), Simon Kirk, Stuart Hume & Liam Kerr; Richard Thomson (skip), Gary Adamson, Greg Rice & Robert Carruthers; David Kiltie (skip), Colin Ramage, Alan Glendinning & Alan Mensdorf; Steven Lowther (skip), David Borthwick, Daniel Pool & Zane Gray. On Monday, the Bowls Scotland District Championship semi-finals were played. Results were: Singles: Castle Douglas (Alan Davies) 21 Auchencairn (Scott McCubbin) 14; Lockerbie (Richard Thomson) 21 Beechgrove (David Borthwick) 12.

Pairs: Thornhill 15 Castle Douglas A 10; Dumfries 13 Lochmaben 14.

Triples: Annan 21 Marchmount 10; Dumfries 13 Castle Douglas 12.

Fours: Marchmount 17 Dumfries 16; Eastriggs 20 Maxwelltown 9. Senior singles: Castle Douglas B (John Crawford) 21 Glencairn (Watson Yule) 10; Maxwelltown A (Stuart Hume) 21 Lockerbie (Willie Shearer) 11.

Senior fours: Marchmount B 18 Sanquhar 13; Thornhill 16 Eastriggs 14.

Junior singles: Thornhill (Robert Lenza) 21 Annan A (Jack Harkness) 20; Sanquhar (Jamie Kerr) 21 Annan C (Robert Carruthers) 12. The finals are at Lockerbie on Monday night.

The Dumfries& Galloway Under 25s lost to Lanarkshire in the Scottish Under 25 League at Blackwood on Sunday. They led for most of the way but faded over the closing ends and went down by 128 shots to 125.

B Wright beat D Johnson 30-23; J Harkness beat R Notman 26-19; R Lenza beat J Craigens 19-15 and S Dodds beat G McClaughlin 20-19. S McGaw lost 25-10 to F Simpson and K Peacock lost 27-20 to J Meikle. This was the Under 25s last game of the season.

Latest league results: Bill Sim Driveways & Patios Fours League - North: Maxwelltown 10 Kirkconnel 2; Marchmount 10 Thornhill 2. South: Eastriggs 1 Lockerbie 11; Dumfries 2 Annan 10.

DBA Triples League: Crichton 0 Beechgrove 12; Gretna 8 Marchmount 4; Lockerbie 8 Maxwelltown 4. Calcluth & Sangster Senior League - North: Thornhill 7 Dumfries 0; Maxwelltown 2 Sanquhar 5; Glencairn 7 Marchmount 0. Central: Dumfries A 2 Annan 5; Dumfries B 5 Marchmount 2; Lochmaben 0 Maxwelltown 7. South: Gretna 7 Eaglesfield 0; Eastriggs 2 Canonbie 5; Annan 2 Lockerbie 5. South of Scotland Women's Bowling Association League - Section C: Lochmaben B 6 Crichton 0; Maxwelltown B 2 Annan 4. Please note that the date of the American open triples (the Jean Nivison Memorial ) at Sanquhar, has been changed from Sunday, July 22 to Sunday, July 29. There are still entries available.

Crichton Royal The Hole I' the Wa' gents pairs competition was played at the club on Sunday. The winners were Salvatore Panico from Marchmount and Christopher Horsefield from Carlisle who just pipped the Dalbeattie pairing of Tommy Feenan and George Henderson into second place. The winners are pictured here with Ivy Robison who kindly presented the prizes on behalf of the club.

Marchmount The Mirrey Cup open mixed triples competition, sponsored by Stuart Huxtable Financial Planning was played at the club on Saturday. The winners were Jack Byers, Linda Halliday and Gill Byers from the home club. The runners up were Tom Murray, John Walsh and Margaret Elliot with Jim Watson, Jim Kerr and Marion Kerr in third and Robert McLemon, Kate Peacock and Craig Allen in fourth. Pictured from the left are Gill Byers, president Linda Halliday, Kate Huxtable, Jack Byers and sponsor Stuart Huxtable.

Above The Open American Pairs competition, sponsored by Claire's Handsome Hounds, was played at Maxwelltown Bowling Club on Friday, June 8. The winners were Isobel Moffat (Maxwelltown) and Sylvia Heyes (New Abbey) who defeated Sandra Potts and Alison Fair (Maxwelltown) in the final. Isobel and Sylvia are pictured with Janice McKenna, Maxwelltown's vice-president who presented the trophy.

Left Pictured here are the winners of the Gala Cup competition at Lockerbie at the weekend. From left to right are Eddie Dunbar, Pam Linton, president Scott Murdo, Gala Queen Robyn Cloy, Shirley Robson and Phil Geddes.
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