Scotland win BIBC Junior Internationals for 3rd year in a row

Congratulations to the Scotland U25 Gents team who successfully won the BIBC Junior International series for a record equalling third time in a row at Essex County Bowling Club.

The Scots got off to a great start on Saturday morning by putting in a commanding display against Wales to win 132-98. The defending champions then faced hosts England on Saturday afternoon and unfortunately suffered a narrow defeat 125-114.

This meant the Scottish team had to rely on Wales beating England on Sunday whilst Scotland also had to beat Ireland in their final game to clinch the series - and this is exactly what happened!

Wales managed to beat England by 2 shots which left the Scots on the green needing to beat Ireland by 10 shots or more to win the title again.

Paul Foster MBE and David Peacock's team used all their experience to close out the last few ends and win the game by 112-102 shots to win the series after an exciting morning of top class bowls with both games coming down to the last bowl.

The scores from the three games over the weekend can be found below:

GAME ONE:-

Full Rink Scores below (Scottish Skips first):

• Rink 1 - Darren Weir 32 v Mike John 12
• Rink 2 - Joe Mower 15 v Daniel Salmon 23
• Rink 3 - John Meikle 21 v Liam Bouse 12
• Rink 4 - John Fleming Jnr 22 v Dominic Hardy 20
• Rink 5 - Jason Banks 17 v Kristian Crocker 19
• Rink 6 - Liam McKay 25 v Mike Brain 12

SCOTLAND 132 - WALES 98

GAME TWO:-

Full Rink Scores below (Scottish Skips first):

• Rink 1 - Jason Banks 18 v Lloyd Sabatini 21
• Rink 2 - Liam McKay 21 v Sam Steel 13
• Rink 3 - Darren Weir 20 v Nathan Kitchen 19
• Rink 4 - Joe Mower 14 v Charlie Souter 26
• Rink 5 - John Meikle 24 v Jamie Barker 27
• Rink 6 - John Fleming Jnr 17 v Connor Cinato 19

 SCOTLAND 114 - ENGLAND 125 

 

GAME THREE:-

Full Rink Scores below (Scottish Skips first):

• Rink 1 - John Meikle 22 v Adam Rankin 18
• Rink 2 - John Fleming Jnr 16 v Mitchell Albert 17
• Rink 3 - Jason Banks 14 v Jack Moffet 22
• Rink 4 - Liam McKay 25 v Stephen Kirkwood 11
• Rink 5 - Darren Weir 18 v Adam McKeown 15
• Rink 6 - Joe Mower 17 v Robert Kirkwood 19

SCOTLAND 112 - IRELAND 102

Overall Standings:

1st - Scotland 4 points +33
2nd - England 4 points +32
3rd - Wales 4 points -21
4th - Ireland 0 points -42

(Photo Credits: Sporting Highlights)

 

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