Bowls: Rothesay’s Alan wins Bute singles title

Alan Cowan is presented with the Smith Cup by Bute Bowling Association president Johnny Walker.
Alan Cowan is presented with the Smith Cup by Bute Bowling Association president Johnny Walker.

Alan Cowan of Rothesay Bowling Club won the Bute Bowling Association’s gents’ singles championship this week.

Alan, who had missed out on the association’s pairs prize in the final of the Hicks Pairs seven days previously, made a strong start against Ardbeg’s Ronnie McCrae in the final at Craigmore, opening up a 5-1 lead after two ends and a 9-2 advantage after six before going on to win 21-12.

The next BBA gents’ final of the season, the Easton Triples, will be played on August 6.