Bowls: Midlothian top guns set for battle
TOMORROW's finals night at Midlothian IBC pits David Peacock against Colin Walker in the Gents Singles at the Dalkeith Stadium.
Peacock is bidding for back-to-back titles after beating Walker in last year’s final. Success for Peacock – a gold-medal winner in the Commonwealth Games – would secure a ninth title.
Walker, a six-times champion at Midlothian, reached this year’s final by defeating Ian Forbes 19-10. Peacock was under pressure at 15-14 down in his semi-final but produced a grandstand run of 1, 3, 1, to clinch a 19-16 win over two-times winner Ronnie Duncan.
Scotland caps Sandra McLeish and Stacey Laidlaw go head-to-head in the Ladies Singles. McLeish, champion on six occasions, received a walkover in the semi-finals due to the ill-health of ten-times champion Jeanette Conlan.
McDougall, the Scottish Junior Singles Champion of 2015, edged a 21-19 thriller over defending champion Gaynor Duncan in the last four and is now bidding for a second title triumph at Dalkeith. McLeish and McDougall lined up as partners in this week’s final of the 2-Bowl Pairs and captured the title with a 2-0 sets win over Carol Muirhead and Val Gray.
McLeish has also reached the final of the Fours, the 4-Bowl Pairs and the Triples.
Conlan is fit for tomorrow night’s final of the Seniors Singles where she faces Shona Johnstone.
Meanwhile, Jamie Macnab beat Paul Innes 21-6 in the final of the Gents Under-25 Singles.