SCOTTISH FEMALE BOWLERS PIPPED TO THE POST IN HOME NATIONS COMPETITION
Scotland’s female bowlers have narrowly lost out on retaining their home internationals crown in Wales.
The teams first game on Sunday was against host nation Wales where the Scots were in full swing, defeating the home nation by twenty nine shots 138 – 109.
After this the Scottish ladies were buoyant mood and with expectations high, day two proved to be an even bigger day when the team won both games against Jersey and Ireland. Trouncing Jersey in their morning game 143 – 90 they then went on to beat Ireland 119 – 111, keeping alive the dream of defending their title, and setting up a deciding clash against the “auld enemy”.
Going into the final day of the competition, spirits could not have been higher and after a promising start, the game tightened with England taking the lead. Scotland battled hard and after three hours the game concluded with an English win 114 – 93. Despite now winning the Eve Trophy in successive years, the Scots did finish a clear second which bodes well for the future of the squad.
With a number of new caps as well as some young up and coming players mixing with experienced players such as Margaret Letham and Lorna Smith, the Scots can return with their heads held high and look forward to the 2018 matches.
As the senior ladies time in Wales comes to an end it will soon be the U-25 ladies squads turn to compete in the competition which takes place on 22nd and 23rd July at City of Derry Bowling Club, Northern Ireland.