Bowls: Logan goes on a run to the semis

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Calum Logan scored three commanding victories in the indoor bowls Scottish Junior Singles Championship at Abbeyview, Dunfermline, to carry the West Lothian banner through to the semi-finals.

The 23-year-old Junior Scotland Cap is joined at Falkirk IBC on the weekend of January 12/13 by his immediate opponent Kevin Wallace of Alloa plus Martin Williamson of Ardrosssan and Mark O’Hagan of Blantyre.

Logan, who won this event in 2011, said: “I am extremely keen to etch my name on the trophy for a second time but I know that won’t be easy.”

Logan launched his campaign with a 21-15 win over Ivan Houghton of Falkirk, romping into a 12-0 lead by concentrating on his favoured length of a short jack.

The second round saw Logan taking a 19-5 lead over Richard Thomson of Forfar then going from 19-10 to 21-10 with an exciting double.

Logan was pitched against Scott Runcie of Aberdeen in the quarter-final and a lightning performance saw him storm into a 19-1 lead before clinching his place in the last four with a 21-7 victory.

Meanwhile, Mark Yuill carried the Midlothian banner as far as the second round having launched his campaign with a 21-10 win over Craig Kirkwood of Balbardie (Bathgate) in the prelim round.

Yuill then impressed by capturing the scalp of notable East Fife challenger Chris Stein, defeating the Junior Cap 21-17 to set up a clash with Raymond Clark of Fraserburgh which he lost 21-6.

Stein was the player who dealt a 21-17 exit to strong Bainfield hope Neil Watson in a tremendous prelim round clash that saw the East Fife challenger crash the jack into the ditch to clinch his win in spectacular style.

Josh Spalding carried the hopes of Portobello but the 2011 outdoor junior singles 
finalist failed to shine and made a 21-6 exit to title holder Martin 
McCalley of Falkirk.

More pain for the Edinburgh and Lothian challenge came with the 21-14 first-round exit of East Lothian’s Keiran Simants at the hands of Scott Runcie, the Aberdeen challenger.