Alex Hurry handles the pressure

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Alex Hurry was under testing pressure from Carrick Knowe ace Darren Hush in the Singles play of the District 15 Scottish championships at Colinton but the 37-year-old Parkside champion turned up trumps to win 21-12 in 22 ends.

Hurry led 13-11 after 16 ends then a run of 2, 1, 2, 2, 1 saw the 2004 national semi-finalist home.

The other semi-final, played at Corstorphine, brought roars of delight from a West End support cheering the club’s 150th Anniversary champion Keith Gellaitry to a 21-14 victory over Gorgie Mills king pin Colin Hay.

Gorgie Mills’ Junior Singles challenger Robert Ewing produced a top-notch display in his runaway 21-5 win over Steven Rennie of Parkside in 14 ends.

Stephen Pringle of Carrick Knowe was the dominant figure in the other semi-final at Colinton, beating John Henderson of Colinton Mains 21-11 in 17 ends.

Colinton proved a happy hunting ground for Gorgie Mills in the Pairs and Triples with the partnership of Dean Thomson and Davy Greig converting a 10-6 lead into a 15-9 win over Ian Laing and Ron Fenton of Braid.

Scott Purvis, Archie Priestley and Kevin Jamieson in the Triples finished 4, 2, 1, 1 to beat Ardmillan, 18-9.

The Carrick Knowe duo of Graham Pringle and James Hogg converted a 10-5 lead into a 19-7 win over Currie at Corstorphine while the Mayfield trio of Liam Randall, Dale Randall and Ross Thomson finished 3, 1 to beat Balerno 15-12.

Craig Paterson skipped Bainfield to a 3, 3, finish and 21-13 win over Corstorphine in the Fours while Stuart Isbister skipped Sighthill to a 19-15 win over Carrick Knowe.