Bowls: Captain returns as Bainfield target win

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Team captain Colin Hutchison returns to the Bainfield line up for tomorrow’s indoor bowls Premier League home match against Abbeyview.

Both teams have started with one win out of two in the highly-competitive B section and team manager Gavin Smith said: “Having opened our account with a good home win over Ayr, it is vital that we build on that.”

Hutchison comes in to play third to Robert Marshall in place of Kevin Tennant while Alex Hurry Jnr remains out of the equation.


Rink 1: Josh Spalding, Steven Pilley, Colin Hutchison, Robert Marshall.

Rink 2: Kerr McKail, Alan Brown, Stuart Douglas, Gavin Smith.

Rink 3: Jamie Reid, Danny McCourt, Daniel Gormley, Craig Paterson.

Rink 4: Mark McIntosh, Brian Stoddart, John McDermott, James Hogg.

• EAST LOTHIAN, with one win and one defeat, will be anxious to bounce from a shock home setback at the hands of Falkirk when they travel to face Aberdeen.

Graham Robertson makes his seasonal debut, coming in to play third to fellow cap Derek Oliver. There is also a debut for former Midlothian star Martin Wyllie while Lessel Middler and Andy Burt are the players sidelined.

East Lothian:

Rink 1: Mal Higgenbotham, Jamie Gordon, Gary Darling, Alex Marshall MBE.

Rink2: Jan Mower, Willie Wood MBE, Andy Jeffrey, Billy Mellors.

Rink 3: Martin Wyllie, Glenn Blair, Jamie Higgins, Scott Kennedy.

Rink 4: Mark Johnston, Stewart W Thomson, Graham Robertson, Derek Oliver.

• WEST LOTHIAN compete in the A section where the recent three-in-a-row champions have lost their opening two matches.

Stuart Johnston, Dougie Mitchell and Connor McKendrick play in place of Jamie Gracie, George Sneddon and Blair Mackie for the visit of fellow strugglers Lanarkshire.

West Lothian:

Rink 1: Bryan Cooper, Raymond Logan, Paul O’Donnell, Neil Speirs.

Rink 2: James Greenock, Dougie Mitchell, Stuart Johnston, Mark Allison.

Rink 3: Cameron Greer, Connor McKendrick, Craig Moss, Calum Logan.

Rink 4: Paul Lyness, Ian Drysdale, James Speirs, Thomas Mann.

• MIDLOTHIAN sit well with two wins out of two but completing the hat-trick wont come easy as they visiting reigning champions Paisley, who sit top on shot margin. Ryan Yuill comes in for the absent Neil Linton with team manager Frank Gray playing him at second to David Peacock with Jamie Macnab switched to lead.


Rink 1: Jamie Hanlan, Dougie Rusell, Colin Macfaralne, Colin Walker.

Rink 2: Colin cook, Andy Caldwell, Danny McDougall, Billy Peacock.

Rink 3: Jamie Macnab, Ryan Yuill, Craig Hodge, David Peacock.

Rink 4: Ian Forbes, Ian Fleming; Lindsay Plenderleith, Sandy (AJ) Knight.