All rinks to the four for Bainfield Ladies

Mandy O'Donnell led her skip to victory. Picture: Greg Macvean.
Mandy O'Donnell led her skip to victory. Picture: Greg Macvean.
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Bainfield ladies launched their campaign in Section 1C of the bowls national league with a magnificent 120-56 over Teviotdale at the Hutchison Crossway stadium.

East Lothian are already setting a hot pace having won both their opening matches but Bainfield will be encouraged that all four of their rinks produced winning performances against a team that had previously defeated Tweedbank.

Skip leaders Isobel Anderson, Anna Anderson, Mandy O’Donnell and Anne Watson all won by comfortable margins.

Bainfield overcame some early resistance by their Border visitors to capture the first seven ends 27-19 before dominating the second 51-23 and the third 42-14.

Isobel Anderson is a top recruit from Portobello and she settled admirably to her new surroundings to skip Susan Allan, Cathy Falconer and Marion Dickson to a commanding 38-18 win over Caroline Hogarth.

The first highlight enjoyed by Anderson and Co was carding a 6 at end nine to lead 14-6 then, a later purple patch of 4, 4, 5, thrust them into the comfort zone of a 37-16 lead after 18 ends.

Anna Anderson carded a 5 at end eight to cross 10-6 then enjoyed a later winning run of of 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1 en route to skipping Hazel Cronbie, Heather Stoddart and Janet Darling to a 30-11 victory over Irene Bennett.

O’Donnell made a blitz start to skip Aimie Robertson, Ann Matthew and Theresa Blair into a 9-1 lead after five ends then remained well in control of events to score a 28-12 win over Betty Gibson.

Watson and her rink of Sylvia McAnna, Kathleen Barr and Isa Wilson still had it all to do at 10-9 down after 11 ends but picked up the pace with a run of 1, 3, (1), 1, 1, 2 to cross 17-11 and went on to triumph 24-15 over Joyce Dickey.

Meanwhile, the mixed team Under-35 brigade at Bainfield snatched a seven-shot victory (79-72) over a combined East Fife/Abbeyview team in the first round of the Scottish league Cup played at Dalkeith.