COWDENBEATH played well in their derby West Fife Bowling Association match with Crossgates on Wednesday.

The WFBA first division game was at home to Crossgates, writes Jack High.

Jack Small's Crossgates rink played very well against Wullie Wightman, Daryll Stewart, Robert Thomson and Andy Johnstone and won 20-11. Mitch Drysdale, Derek Easson, Steven Hunter and Glen Livingstone had a good tussle with Dean Jones' rink and won 25-17.

Then Alan Moncur, Davie McKay, Peter Graham and Lindsay Black all played well and defeated Nathan Fulton's rink 23-7.

Cowdenbeath 59 shots and 5 points, Crossgates 44 shots and 2 points.

In the ladies game, Jean McKenzie, Linda Duff and Jen Johnston got off to a slow start against Crossgates and were 8-1 down. They came back into the game but too late and were unable to claw back the deficit.

Tuesday hat Night winners were Willie McLean, Willie Robertson and Linda Duff. Jim Watson is still heading the league for the Brian Miller Trophy at this time.

Steven Hunter played Alan Stein, from Bowhill, in the West Fife Champion of Champions competition on Thursday.

Alan started better and went 12-8 up before Steven got to 15-13 ahead throwing some very good bowls.

Alan played through the head and scored a pair before running out 21-15. Good luck to Alan in the next round.

In the Addison Trophy, Lindsay Black won 21-18 at Lochgelly against Eddie Thomson from Kinghorn.

On Friday, in the West Fife Senior Fours Alex Syme Trophy, Bobby Reekie, Lindsay Black, Robert Thomson and Derek Easson played at Inverkeithing against Dunfermline Nethertown.

They started with a five and a three then traded shots to run out 19-15 winners, losing a 2 at the last end. Danny McArthur the Nethertown skip saved them a lot of shots throughout the game.

Later the same night, at the same green, Davie Duff, Davie Leitch, Eddie Hastie and Darren Leitch didn't catch the green as well as the Crossgates rink who won well.

The Scotcastle triples of Alan Moncur, Glen Livingstone and Wullie Wightman were drawn on an horrendous end rink and Jim Crawford's Broad Street triple won - even though none of the six enjoyed the rink... The argument was that it was the same for everybody - but impossible to play any shot with any confidence at all. Good luck to the victors in the semi finals.

On Saturday Cowdenbeath visited Northern in Dunfermline for the weekly friendly. Scores were as follows; B Reekie 20 J Gilfillan 14, Daryll Stewart 15 J Dick 17, D Duff 14 H Gilfillan 17 and L Black 17 J Tod 10 . Total 7 up for Cowdenbeath.

On Sunday the Haldane two bowl singles trophy was played for. In a very disappointing turn out Mary McKay was runner-up and Lindsay Black won it.