Saturday 24 October 2015
South of Scotland 2154 North of Scotland 1928
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Penicuik 3 were drawn to play Strathspey in our first fixture of the day (10.00). Dave Carr, Dave Anderson, Liz Anderson, and Margaret Carr made up the Penicuik team. Penicuik got off to a good start taking a single in the first end, followed by steals of a single and then a two in the next two ends. They lost a single in the fourth end to leave the game 4 – 1 in Penicuik’s favour at the mid-point. The same sequence of results was repeated in the second half with Penicuik closing with a 8 – 2 victory.
Penicuik 1 were drawn against Bridge of Allan in our second fixture (12.45). Walter Brown skipped the Penicuik Rink, with Ken Hunter, John Jacobs, and Pauli Holmes making up team. Penicuik got off to a good start by taking a single in the first end, and followed this up by stealing another single at the second end. Bridge of Allan responded with a single in the third end. In the fourth end, a strike from Walter moved the opposition counter to yield a three. Penicuik then managed to steal another single in the fifth end after which brooms were stacked for a refreshment. Bridge of Allen restarted with a single at the sixth end, but Penicuik took singles in each of the last two ends to take the game by eight shots to two.
A meal afterwards was enjoyed in the company of our opponents Stefan, Arthur, David, and Jean. Bridge of Allan will be celebrating their 225th anniversary this season, so our best wishes go to them for their bonspiel.
Finally, the organising committee at our home rink are congratulated for their successful organisation of such a good day at Murrayfield.
Penicuik 2 were drawn against Dunfermline ladies in the our final fixture of the day (15.30). This Penicuik rink was skipped by Andrew Lambie, with Murray Hope, Iain Scott and Jim Cowper. Dunfermline Ladies had the better of the early stages in the match and Penicuik were fortunate to take a five in the seventh end to claw their way back to a narrow victory of 9 shots to 7.