Bowls: Rothesay green hosts Cardonald friendly match

Members of Rothesay Bowling Club and Cardonald Bowling Club pictured on the island club's Ballochgoy green on Saturday, July 25.
Members of Rothesay Bowling Club and Cardonald Bowling Club pictured on the island club's Ballochgoy green on Saturday, July 25.

Rothesay Bowling Club’s annual friendly meeting with Cardonald BC from Glasgow was played at the Ballochgoy green on Saturday.

Sadly this year’s match had a touch of sadness along with the camaraderie, as the organiser of this friendly match, Pat Cargill, passed away suddenly earlier this year after arranging this weekend trip.

A minute’s silence was observed and a sip of Old Pulteney, Pat’s favourite tipple, taken in his memory before the game.

The scores were almost unimportant, but there has to be a winner, and on Saturday it was Rothesay - although there was a firm promise from the visitors that this would not be the case when the clubs meet again at Cardonald in a return match on September 12.