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Aberdeen & Kincardine bowlers lose to Bon Accord as Inter Counties get underway

By Ali Morrison

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Aberdeen & Kincardine bowlers lost out to Bon Accord on Saturday 92-118 writes Mike Barron.

Kintore hosted the match which promised so much from the home team.

A&K faced Bon Accord at Kintore for the first match. Picture: Mike Barron
A&K faced Bon Accord at Kintore for the first match. Picture: Mike Barron

Before a packed green A & K rinks won 2 but lost 4. The match had two different halves. At end 10 the score was A & K 57 Bon Accord 43. 4 rinks were up with 2 down. From then the city team moved up a gear. Over the next five ends the lead was reversed, with A & K down in 4 rinks. Now A & K 77 Bon Accord 83 but there were still only 6 shots in it.

The final ends were all Bon Accord when they scored another 35 shots to 15. The final loss was 26 with Bon Accord winning 118 to 92.

The two winning rinks were that of Mike Presly (Tarves) 20-13, and Jason Banks (Inverurie) 19-15, while losses came from Colin Banks (Inverurie) 16-18, James Harper (Rothienorman) 10-32, David Keith (Bervie) 11-22, and Andy Duncan (Tarves)16-18.

Mike Presly was never behind. With Mike Williams (also Tarves), Tom Dow (Kincardine O’Neil) and Doug Fraser (Harlaw) the team were 5-3 at 5th , 12-4 at 10th , 16-7 at 15th , but lost 6 shots in final ends. They won well 20-13.

Jason Banks was against an indoor player at Garioch, Kevin Harper, who was out bowled early by Ian Jaffray (Harlaw), Ewan Fraser (Kemnay) and Graeme Penny (Stonehaven). Between ends 5-10 Jason scored 10 shots to nil to lead 14-4. Harper came back to be 9-16 but Banks kept his lead to win 19-15.

The selectors must be looking at the James Harper (Rothienorman) rink.

They were 1-8 at 5th , 3-15 at 10th , 8-23 at 15th , and finished 10-32. From the start they never got going. The rink was Derek Pittendreigh (Kincardine O’Neil), Steve Wilson (Inverurie) and Gordon Esselmont (Rothienorman)

Colin Banks (Inverurie) rinks were ahead 11-6 at 10th , but Jak Miller, one of the best juniors in the country, came back to just win 18-16. David Keith (Bervie) was always behind. 3-6 at 5th , 7-12 at 10th , but it was the next 5 ends when Bon Accord took 7 shots to nil. Keith lost 11-22.

Andy Duncan (Tarves) was up 4-3 at 5th , 10-6 at 10th , 13-12 at 15th , but it was the final ends that slipped away. The rink lost 16-18.

The green at Kintore was in fine condition, and a pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by over 100 spectators. It was a pity the result from 11- 21 was not similar to the first 10, but that is bowls.

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