A TALENTED group of bowlers will fly the flag for Renfrewshire after booking themselves a place at the Ladies National Championships.
The District 16 Bowls Scotland District Finals took place at Abercorn Bowling Club in Paisley as women from across Renfrewshire set out to seal their place at the Scottish Championships, to be held at Northfield in Ayr between July 27 and 31.
Catherine McFarlane, Bowls Scotland’s district secretary, said: “It was a great day at Abercorn. A large group of spectators braved the rain and watched some marvellous bowling, despite the conditions.”
Leading the Renfrewshire charge in Ayrshire will be Arthurlie’s Jan McBride after she triumphed in the Singles event, defeating Anchor rival Carol Morrison.
The Linwood trio of Pauline McMillan, Agnes McMillan and Elizabeth Brown will also be heading down the M77 after they saw off the challenge of JG Fleming team Phyllis Clark, Nancy Holmes and Liza Bogle in the Two-Bowl Triples.
The Junior Singles title was won by Midton’s Jennifer Burnfield after she defeated Stephanie Burnfield.
And, in the Senior Fours, the Bishopton line-up of Margaret Donaldson, Gena Logie, Sadie Murphy and Eleanor Stirling overcame the Neilston quartet of May Kelly, Ruby Evans, Anne Wright and Betty Robertson.
The Fours prize went to Kilbarchan after May Tervit, Linda King, Irene McGuinness and Elizabeth Weir defeated Neilston’s Peggy Orr, Shena Baillie, Yvonne Kane and Irene Collinson.
The Triples title completed a double for Bishopton as Janet Scott, Marja Grant and Katherine Bowater saw off the Shanks trio of Ann Sinclair, Margaret Turnbull and Mary Stevenson.
Kilbarchan also made it a double success when Irene Jackson and Jeannie Ritchie held off Angela Anderson and Elaine Griffiths, of Lilybank, in the Four-Bowl Pairs.