The Ladies first League match of the 2019 Season saw them host Newtown St Boswells Bowling Club on what was a drizzly Tuesday night earlier this week.
The home side’s rink of Shackleton, Sked, Scott and Ainslie only secured one more end than their opponents – 8 ends won and 7 lost. However, only on two ends did they lose more than a single. Compared to that, the Lauder quartet played some fantastic bowls winning two 5s and three 3s along the way to an excellent 22-10 victory which secured two points for the hosts.
The home side’s other rink of Rooney, Davidson, Elrick and MacRae found the going somewhat more difficult after the loss of a 6 on the opening end of the night. Had it not been for that, this could probably have been a comfortable night for the hosts. As it was, although the Lauder quartet won more ends than their opponents, they never quite managed to recover from that terrible start, ultimately losing out by 14 shots to 11.
That win for Newtown levelled the scores at 2-2 but as a result of the overall score being in favour of Lauder by 33 shots to 24, the winning point went to home side as they recorded a 3-2 victory. A good start for the Ladies and a special mention to two of the team, Carol Davidson and Isabel MacRae who last weekend were in terrific form as they won the Ladies Open Pairs Competition hosted by Gala Bowling Club – well done to them.