Bowls: WL big guns set to clash

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Two legends of the West Lothian Masters in the shape of four-times winner Grant Logan (Kirkliston) and two-times champion Andrew Dunnett (Queensferry) are set to clash in the District Final of the Scottish Singles Championship.

Logan’s progress was drama-filled as the Scotland cap found himself trapped in the jaws of defeat before managing to escape to a 21-20 victory over Glenn King of Bankton Mains.

An epic 26-end confrontation at Queensferry saw King wipe out a 5-1 deficit to cross 8-5 then continue to hold the edge with leads of 14-11, 17-12, and 20-16, leaving Logan no more margin of error. Having earlier produced a take-out conversion for three shots that kept his hopes alive at 17-15, Logan conjured up another magic moment in the shape of last-bowl trail that yielded him 4 shots to 20-20.

It was do or die on the next end so Logan introduced a short-mat tactic for the first time but it shaped up as a bad call when Glenn drew a corker two-inch front-jack. However, Logan managed to ‘chap and lie’ on it for the winner.

Dunnett faced Sandy McDougall of Glenmavis at Harrysmuir and, picking up from 10-9, pressed on strongly to score an impressive 21-10 victory in 19 ends.