Merchiston ‘1816’ Match

Penicuik CC first played Mechiston CC in 1816 and in honour of that occasion, last January, we played a commemorative match (Penicuik won).
As we all enjoyed the match it was decided to make it an annual event. So, on 13th January 2017, we met again, with Keith Anderson, David Cunningham, John Wood and Ross Angus representing Merchiston and Tom Alexander, Iain Scott, Dave Carr and Keith Morris representing Penicuik.
Penicuik got off to a good start with a two then a single. Merchiston came back with a two, but Penicuik went on to win the remaining 4 ends to win 8-2. The result was closer than it seems as on a number of ends the Penicuik winning shot only just beat Merchiston’s stone.
The game was followed by the usual post match drinks in good company.