Bowls: Rothesay trio’s Easton Triples triumph

Peter C. Thomson, Matt Martin and David Reynolds won the Bute Bowling Association's Easton Triples trophy for Rothesay BC.
Peter C. Thomson, Matt Martin and David Reynolds won the Bute Bowling Association's Easton Triples trophy for Rothesay BC.

Rothesay Bowling Club remain on course for a clean sweep of the season’s Bute Bowling Association competitions after victory over Ardbeg in the Easton Triples final at Craigmore on Thursday.

The Rothesay triple of Peter Thomson, David Reynolds and skip Matt Martin beat Craigmore’s Hugh Yeamans, Phil Kirkham and Frank Hepburn 14-10 in the semi-final, and proved too hot for Ardbeg’s Ronnie McCrae, Fred Baker and skip Brian Caird to handle in the final too.

The Rothesay trio scored nine shots in the course of two ends halfway through the match as they build up a big lead, at one point holding a 16-2 advantage, and though Ardbeg rallied briefly in the closing stages their efforts were too late to prevent Rothesay winning 20-11.