Bowls: Ardbeg trio win Buteshire’s Easton Trophy

Bute Bowling Association's Easton Trophy winners from Ardbeg Bowling Club.
Bute Bowling Association's Easton Trophy winners from Ardbeg Bowling Club.

The Ardbeg Bowling Club triple of Iain Duncan, Jimmy Gilmour and Brian Caird won the Buteshire Bowling Association’s Easton Triples final this week.

The Ardbeg triple scored a crucial five in the penultimate end en route to a narrow 14-13 win over Craigmore’s triple of D. Paul, M. Whaley and F. Hepburn in the gathering gloom at Rothesay on Thursday.

The Craigmore trio had secured their final place with a surprise 14-13 win in the semi-final against holders Rothesay two nights previously, and looked set to end a wait of several years for a BBA trophy until Ardbeg’s five shots turned the final around.

The prizes and trophy were presented by Rothesay vice-president Johnny Walker.