Bowls: Bainfield Ladies face cup tie with Falkirk

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BAINFIELD LADIES are back in indoor bowls Scottish Cup action this weekend and face a tough challenge when they travel to Dunfermline venue Abbeyview to take on Falkirk in the first-round proper.

Falkirk represent a step up in class as they play in the Premier League but they did have a disappointing campaign just avoiding relegation on shot margin. They have lost all five of their away games, raising hopes of Division 1 Bainfield.

“We are aware that Falkirk have an excellent reputation as a formidable force in ladies bowling and we will respect that but our spirits are high and the challenge for us is to guard against being overawed,” said team manager Muriel Old.

Bainfield:

Rink 1: Gladys Christie, Ann Matthew, Anne Watson, Marion Dickson.

Rink 2: Sylvia McAnna, Lily Murray, Isa Wilson, Theresa Blair.

Rink 3: Aimee Robertson, Karen Tumblety, Rita Reid, Isabel Anderson.

Rink 4: Susan Allan, Cathy Falconer, Kathleen Barr, Anna Anderson.

Midlothian enter the cup scene tomorrow as they pit their skills as a Premier League club against Headwell of Division 1 at Stirling.

The Dalkeith team’s form in their league campaign was patchy with five wins out of ten but their opposition only managed four wins out of ten in Division 1B.

Jeanette Conlan is Scotland’s most capped player with 72 between 1984 and 2010 and she remains as one of the four Midlothian skips – the others being Shona Johnstone, Stacey Laidlaw and Sandra McLeish.

Midlothian:

Rink 1: Kelly McDougall, Susan Liddle, Gaynor Duncan, Stacey Laidlaw.

Rink 2: Elaine Young, Mary Brownlee, Jeanette McVicar, Shona Johnstone.

Rink 3: Sandra Muir, Norma Shillinglaw, Grace McGregor, Sandra McLeish.

Rink 4: Dorothy Millar, Audrey Wilson, Anne Rutherford, Jeanette Conlan.

n TWO Edinburgh and Lothian 
stars – Daniel Gormley of 
Bainfield and Ewan Fallen of East Lothian – feature in the Scotland team competing in the Under-25 Home International Series being played at Glasgow IBC over the weekend.

Gormley makes his debut against defending champions England in tomorrow’s opening session (9.45am), playing second to team captain Callum Taggart of Paisley while Fallen’s second series finds him play second to Kevin Anderson of Dumbarton.

Scotland play Wales on the 2.45pm session tomorrow then conclude against Ireland on Sunday’s 9.30am session.