Bainfield continued their strong run of bowling form in the East B section of the Seniors League Cup with a comfortable 15-shot home win (62-47) over Tweedbank yesterday that keeps them joint top of the table with East Lothian.
Wins for the rinks skipped by Mike Marshall and Neil Butters more than compensated for the narrow defeats of Alec Fisher and Adam Brock to register Bainfield’s fifth triumph in six games.
Marshall produced the headline win as he skipped Rab Henderson, Dick Wilson and Alan Craig from 4-4 after five ends to a commanding 18-5 victory.
Portobello were at home to East Lothian and came very close to doing Bainfield a big favour, but blew a 52-33 lead after ten ends and in a thrilling climax were pipped 64-62 by the strong finishing visitors.
West Lothian beat Teviotdale 72-50 at Livingston, while Balbardie damaged the Midlothian challenge with a 78-72 win over them at Bathgate.