WITH the weather bearing up pretty well it was a busy week at Cowdenbeath Bowling Club with some great results, writes Jack High.

Tuesday Hat night winners were Fergus Wilson and Willie McLean.

The league is nearly at the halfway stage and James Watson is currently top of the league with several hot on his heels!

The West Fife Division One game this week was away to Dalgety Bay.

Robert McFarlane's rink won by 16, Andrew Johnstone's rink won by a shot and Peter Graham, stepping up as Lindsay Black was not available, lost by 10 but had a great come back to seal the overall shots victory so Cowdenbeath won 5-2. A very good result on a very quick green. Still lying third at present.

The Ladies lost their league game against Charlestown 15-13. Another tight game which just went against them.

Lindsay Black was away on Police international duty this week at Southend on Sea, as retired officers are allowed to play if required.

He played second in a good rink and managed to win all three games against the other home nations with a 10 shot win over England, 9 shot win over the Irish and a 10 shot win over the Welsh.

Scotland had only one rink losing and two draws to score 19/21 possible points with plus 82 shots. England were runners-up with 14.5 points plus 53 shots; Wales scored 5.5 points - 81 shots and Ireland got the wooden spoon with 3 points -54 shots. Lindsay was in the second top Scottish rink.

The best had a shot total of +34. They went on to win the Colin Evans British Rink Trophy, played for by the top rink from each country. A lot of bowls in two days but great success for the Scottish Team.

In the West Fife games, Robert McFarlane got a walkover as did Darren Leitch's rink, as opponents failed to turn up. Alan Moncur, Glen Livingstone and Wullie Wightman won in the Scotcastle Triples at Lochgelly against Aberdour. In the Alex Syme senior rink, Bobby Reekie, Lindsay Black, Robert Thomson and Derek Easson won well at Bowhill against Jim Smith's rink from Kinghorn.

On Saturday Cowdenbeath visited Kirkcaldy Victoria for the weekly friendly. Victoria had five triples.

Cowdenbeath matched their triples and also took two rinks through who played against each other. The weather was great and helped the local bowlers through to a good win.

The scores were as follows (Cowdenbeath skips first): Darren Leitch 18 Jackie Swift 14, Alan Moncur 12 Anne Gray 12 (an honest draw I am reliably informed), Linda Duff 11 Una Snowdon 12, Lindsay Black 20 John Smith 9, Davie Leitch 15 M Bell 15, K Salmon 15 L King 15. A 14 shot win for Cowdenbeath.

After the game some players returned to the club and were joined by some other members and partners for a Karaoke night compered by Darren Leitch. There were some outstanding performances and various renditions of 'Words'... A great night was had by all!

The Cowdenbeath BC Babbs results for last Tuesday were, Dave Hunt Len King, Eddie Hastie and Bobby Reekie lost 18-11 to Rosyth.

Billy Allan, Roy Lawson, Dave McKay and Derek Easson beat Brian Kelly's rink from Aberdour 20-7.5 (as they only had three players). Both teams were unbeaten up to that point.

Tom Neasson, Brian Morris, Ken Salmon and Daryll Stewart beat Jim Oswald's rink from Crossgates 17-10. John Allan, Brian Simpson and Robert Thomson beat Sandy Henderson's rink from Bowhill 19-9 but lost a quarter of their score to win 14.25-9.