Unfortunatley the final few games of the season were not reported but we can tell you the Gents team were sadly relegated to Division 2 follwing a last game defeat to Hawick Wilton and a Kelso win over Earlston. SEE YOU NEXT SEASON
Monday 12th July 2010
The Jed boys traveled to Kelso on Monday night with a great chance to stave off the relegation fear. A win would have put the side 6 pts clear of the bottom 2 with only 8pts to play for but unfortunatly a win was just out of reach as the home side, themselves in a spot of relegation trouble dug deep to win by by 77 - 71.
Team E Lindores looked to be getting off to a good steady start and a comfortable win looked on the cards but slowly the Kelso rink skipped by C Patterson clawed their way back into the game and on the 16th end a fine bowl from the kelso skip saw them claim 4 shots to tie the scores at 18-18. Lindores did claim the last end with 1 shot as they won by 18-19.
J Taylor, still enjoying his return to skip came up against the formidable Alister White and they battle out a topsy turvey game. At one stage White held a 6-1 lead but a strong fight back by the Jed boys saw them only down by 8-6. White then responded for the home side and pulled away again but to Taylors credit the never gave up and went down by 16-11.
At the same time as Taylor was 6-1 down, team Munro were !-6 up and looking good for a fine win but a run of unfortunate results saw them slowly loose that and they eventually lost by 14-12.
Team Hill who were having a rough couple of weeks had to respond when drawing the other White brother Stuart. Early on it was some fine bowling by the Jed skip was the only thing that stoped them being on the wrong end of a drubbing.. Steadily though the Jed rink got their act together and at, 6-1 down, responded to claw themselves back into the game and turned the negative score into a positive one, winning by 13-15.
Team Nagle was the last game left on the green and were left with the task of needing 5 shots on the last end to claim the win, and they nearly did it!!. Nagle played a superb trail with his 1st bowl and the Jed rink lay 7 shots. Kelso skip Ronnie Paxton felt the pressure but didn't let it affect his bowls as he drew the 2nd shot and hid his bowl from the driving foils of Nagle. Greg did have a pop at the bowl and only succeeded on squeezing the jack to to edge of the rink where Paxton had an easy draw to claim a 16-14 win.
The evening could have been so different had things went our way but this was not to be and only a win at home v Hawick will do on Wed night
FINAL SCORE, KELSO 77 - 71 JEDBURGH
Wednesday 30th June 2010
It was to be yet another fine night at the jedburgh club where we played hosts to Earlston, both teams looking to secure the victory on the night. The home side needed to perform alot better that last week at Melrose where we showed no fight at all and in the end, were outclassed. Alot different atmosphere tonight was shown by Jedburgh and we managed to take the victory and claim two priceless points at this stage. Winning 97-61.
Team Greg Nagle were out to keep their good consistancy going and this prooved to be their night. Up against Peter Scott was always going to be a tough task for the young rink (and Straker). However some big bowls were played resulting in very decent scores throughout. Perhaps a bit fortune now and again by Skip Nagle but it was to be his night as the rink went on to claim a very handsome 28-10 win. Credit to the front end of Jim Straker and Dave Cook, who played some very handy bowls.
Team Dougie Munro, playing on rink 3, had come onto some good form lately as a team and tonight was to be no different as they had a great 22-14 win against D.Moffat. It seemed as though they were lying very well most ends and never looked like losing.
Team John Taylor drew rink 1 on the night, perhaps the best playing rink on the green at the moment. A very nip tuck game throughout, with Taylor being promoted to skip and deservidely so, playing some very handy draws when needed. Nothing between the two rinks, however it was the away side that claimed the victory but 14-11.
Team Euan Lindores once again claimed the sweep with a remarkable exhibition of bowls against the experienced George Cessford out on rink 4. The jack was regularly surrounded by the red and blue stickers all night which left Cessford with it all to do. Miller and Lamb taking control at the front, with Robertson playing some very nice bowls, Lindores finishing of superbly to claim the win by 27-3.
Team Niki Hill needed a win after last weeks defeat to boost the confidence for the four players involved. Never an easy task out on rink five and up against it with Paddy Mc Nally and Alex Moffat to face. Perhaps a few crucial ends didnt go the home sides way when they were down, leaving Moffat to pick up the pieces and claim a small conselation for the away side where already the damage had been done across the boards.
A great home victory for Jedburgh especially winning by so many shots which could proove crucial nearer the end of the league campaign. Next week is our local festival so we have no game but the next again week we have a double header up against hawick and kelso, both being must wins if we are to keep up the pressure on the top sides.
Wednesday 16th June 2010
For the second week running it was the Jedburgh green that played host to what promised to be a cracking encounter between Jedburgh and Hawick Wilton tonight. With both teams sitting beside each other in the table, focus was high all night to take bragging rights. In the end it was to be rather comfortable for the home side as we went on to win 99-69 and overtake Wilton in the league table.
Team Euan Lindores got the ball rolling early doors, looking very comfortable all night long against Chris Mc Dougall and his team, Lindores took the early lead and never really looked back. Securing some big counts was the key in this game. Credit to Hugh Fisher who moved from third to lead on the night and played his usual steady game. This rink must of definitely been the inspiration in the Jethart fight all game with the good scoring when the rink next door was struggling. Lindores going on to win 28-9 and claiming the sweep.
Team Dougie Munro went up against A. Waugh on the famous, midge-infested rink 5 tonight. With Munro once again accompanied by the holiday maker Robbie Lindores, this definitely brought strength back into the rink and this prooved to be the case as the rink were playing well all night. Close game maybe up until the second half where Munro played some big, game changing shots to go into a big lead. A very good 26-11 win for Dougie on home turf, now needing to carry that good form onto the away greens.
Team Niki Hill had the pleasure of playing on rink 1 tonight up against the experienced Alan Brady. This game was close throughout, nothing seperating the two sides. Hill and Lightbody playing consistent as ever were keeping control of the game and never far off the heads. Good to see a strong finish from hill and co. as they went on to win yet again 17-10.
Team Greg Nagle played on rink 4 for the second week running. Nagle had a score to settle with Wilton skip Reece Taylor after both competed in the Scottish district Junior singles final last year. There was always going to be nothing between the two and it prooved all night as both had their glory of the shots. Being the last game on the green and at this point the match decided, pressure was off Nagle as he took the last few ends in his stride to claim his revenge and win 22-10 in the end over Taylor.
Team Darrie Scott were to be the unfortunate ones tonight however up against A. Kyle on rink 2. Never an easy task with Wilton's "Jock the Dog" never off the white ball all night, the away side cruised up to a massive 23-0 lead with Scott and co. scratching their head thinking of a way back. They did, however, score eventually and maybe this spurred them on to claim a few more shots in the end. Fortunately at this stage Jed were comfortably up elsewhere so this was alot more comforting for Scott who ended up going down by 6-29.
A brilliant win against a good Wilton side who usually do love a fast green as was the case tonight. This win sets us back on track in the league table and lets other teams know that we are real challengers for the title. Melrose away next week, not our favourite place to go but we mustn't let our history destroy our future in this league, let's give it our all men!!
Wednesday 9th June 2010
It was the home side tonight that played host to the unbeaten and ever confident gala waverley side in what was a must win for both clubs to keep up the pressure at both ends of the table. Although both sides are either side of the tabe, that was not even to be considered in tonights fixture as there has been some very close encounters in the past few season. Tonight was to be no different, both teams starting very confidently and sharing the leads throughout, however the gods favoured the Jedburgh team on the night as we pushed on in the end to claim a narrow 72-67 victory and perhaps a priceless 2 points in fight to push away from the relegation battle and back into the title challenge where we belong.
Team Niki Hill, being of late the most consistant rink of the league campaign so far, were full of confidence walking onto rink 3 tonight. However, they had a tough task tonight against the experienced Ralph Nicholson and this prooved to be the case as Nicholson raced into an early lead. This left the back-end combo of Lightbody and Hill scratching their heads thinking of how to combat the opposition tactics and when they finally got on the scoreboard the game changed for the better. Confidence was growing end by end with nothing between the two rinks. Hill could finally breathe easy in the end as Jed were up in the last end with this game last to come off. Although Nicholson claimed the last shot of the game to win 16-15, it was enough overall to claim the win.
Team Dougie Munro were on the favourite rink 1 tonight up against Michael Blackwood. Munro knew that things havent been going his way for his rink as of late, now was the time to get back on track and he did it in style, racing off to an early lead with no reply. It was only near the end that Blackwood pulled back with some big bowls. Munro, however, was in no mood for another defeat and being the leading skip that he is, gathered his troops and they battled their way to secure a 17-12 victory and of course the sweep for the night!
Team Darrie Scott drew the short straw of the night away out on rink 5 up against Dougie Wilson. No love lost here between the two and this prooved to be the case all night. With some brilliant heads being produced and of course some very good weighted shots, this was to be close scoring all the way through the 17 ends. Not even Strakers tactical gassing could upset the away side as they went on to win the tussle by 15-11.
Team Euan Lindores put last weeks miserable affair at the abbotsford behind them and moved on tonight to clinch a great 14-12 win against Dave Miller Jnr. With a whole new front end of Podge Somerville and Joe Lamb out to stake their claim in the team, they performed very well to keep the pressure up on Miller. Hugh Fisher also played his usual steady self, playing the big bowls when required. Good to see Lindores back on the winning track, keep it up!
Team Greg Nagle had the task of playing Borders skip Robert Crawford on rink 4. Nagle got of to a great start being 7-0 up after 4 ends with no reply, but never count out the experience of the waverley skip and they came back with a vengeance to take the lead at the half way stage. The game was nip tuck throughout as was expected but it was the young guns (and Taylor) that went on to win the game 15-12.
A brilliant result for the home side against the previously unbeater Gala Waverley side, who aren't great fans of coming to the Jedburgh green it has to be said. Confidence has to surely be high in the Jed camp now, if we can defeat the top side, we can surely defeat any side in the league. We play Wilton at home next week in another must win game, let's do the business men.
Wednesday 2nd June 2010
The Gents Team unfortunatly didn't manage keep on a winning track for 2 weeks in a row as they lost on the road to a strong abbotsford side. The weather was ideal and the game was even played with the sounds of the nearby Circus ringing out loud.
Game 1 for Jed went well for the Jed boys and some fine bowling from the veteran back end of Jim Straker and Darrie Scott led to them leading by 4-11 at the halfway mark. The men from Abbotsford did make a small inroad to the Jed side but Jed managed to hold on to win by 11-17.
On rink 2 Team Munro were in a great tussle and were never far away from the home side but some fine bowls from abbotsford skip Brian (Spock) Anderson in the later ends saw them stretch their lead to win 19-10.
Rink 3 held the match between team Nagle and team J Murry and an epic battle ensued. the Lead change hands 7 times but at the half way stage they could not be split at 8-8. This was to be the way of things and on the 16th end the scores were still tied up at 15-15 but it was to be the home sides day as the sneaked 1 shot on the 17th end to win by 16-15.
Game 5 was a night of could have beens as team Hill led by 1-9 early doors only to have a bad 3 ends and find themselves 10-9 down. The Jed boys then came back onto their game and pulled out a 11-17 lead but then disaster struck. A loose end was the last thing thing they needed just as the team as a whole were making a comeback across the board, but that's what happened. A count of 6 for the home side tied things back up at 17-17. The small consolation for team Hill was the did finish the game up winning by 19-21.
Team E Lindores were really up against it as they found themselves out on a tricky end rink that the home side new well. fighting on 2 fronts (the rink and their opponents) tthe Jed boys struggled early on and after 9 ends they were 15-1 down then 2 ends later they were further behind at 19-3. The Jed boys to their credit never gave in and finished the stronger picking up 9 shots in the closing ends to only loose by 9 shots at 20-11.
On reflection a difficult away fixture for the Jed team on a green that we don't have a lot of success on but never the less it was still another 2pts dropped and now the relegation battle is very much on!!
Wednesday 26th May 2010
The Jed boys managed to get their League campaign finally underway on Wed night with a fine 72-92 win over the Hawick side.
Hawick also without a win, this game was a must win for the visitors and with the selectors sticking with the same players that faced kelso all be it with a shuffle of positions, the Jed boys dug in for a rare win away to hawick.
On rink 1 Team E Lindores lost an early 6 and found themselves 10-5 down at the half way stage. Team Lindores were often lying large counts but the fine bowls of the Hawick skip R. Skitter kept them at bay. Fortunately the relentless pressure caused by the Jed front end proved too much and the Jed boys ran out 12-21.
N Hills four were in command for most of the evening and early on led 0-9 and 1-13. The Hawick four did make a small inroad in to the Jed score but it was to be to little to late as N Hill went on to claim the sweep 11-21.
It was to be the old "game of two halves" for team Munro as they also led by 1-13 at the halfway stage but the vastly experienced team led by Les Clarkson made a huge comeback and led 15-13 going into the last end only for Munro to tie the game, drawing with his last bowl to end the game 15-15.
Team Nagle found themselves down 6-1 early on and had a great dogged game with the determind Martin Chrystie. With both teams going all out the Jed boys fought back and took over the lead and went onto win the game 17-24.
Team R Lindores, who have been up against it of late, drew arguably the toughest opponent of the night in the borders skip of N Amos. In a game in which the Jed team were never in front but never gave up,the run of unfortunate results continued and they had a respectable loss of 11-17.
Summing up this was a welcome win on the road and President Hill finally got to use his winning after game speech at the fourth time of asking calling for more of the same next week!
Wednesday 19th May 2010
The sun beat down on a vastly improved jethart green as the scene was set for the first local derby of the season between Jedburgh and Kelso. With very close games last season, both sides were out to secure an early advantage in the highly competitive border league season and claim bragging rights. However things weren't to go the home sides way as Kelso continued their good form to take all points and leave Jedburgh sitting in an early relegation battle, securing a 77-70 win in the end.
Team Robbie Lindores put up a valiant effort against the magnificent Allister white and his team from the start gaining an early lead. White, however, had different ideas on the night playing on his favoured rink 1. Taking a healthy lead at the half way stage, our only hope was a Lindores comeback...this was not to be on the night as White took the comfortable 29-7 victory.
A night to forget for senior Lindores was a night to remember for junior Lindores as Euan and his vastly experience rink played a stormer against Stuart White and his men. Lindores knew that he was keeping the home side in the game with a high lead, however you can never take the foot of the pedal against Stuart, who secured a few vital shots near the end for his team across the boards. Lindores secured the sweep with a 21-8 win.
Immediate past president Doug Munro played kelso president Colin Patterson on a really good rink 3. Another nip tuck game with perhaps the away side having most of the fortune early doors putting Munro and his team on edge throughout. With sheer frustration, Munro felt it was time for the heavy bowls to come out in the mixer. It was to be one of those nights though as nothing went Jeds way, eventually going down 20-8.
Greg Nagle got his first win of the league season against Ronnie Paxton in another evenly balanced game. Early pressure sustained was the key on the fast green was enough to take an early lead, Nagle very rarely having to go up to the mat with the shot against. In the last end, however, it was Paxton who had the final say with a brilliant last bowl draw to take the final score. Nagle winning 18-6
President Hill was eager to do the same as Nagle and gain his first win in his presidential campaign and he did so in the close battle with Dennis Poloczek way out on rink 5. All four of Hills rink were performing brilliantly as a team as it showed taking an early lead. Poloczek managed to claw back and this was going to be a tight finish. However Hill, and his sparkly new blue bowls, were to have the final say with a wonderful last end draw to take the victory at 16-14
So thats 3 out of 3 losses for the Jedburgh club in what has been a disappointing start to our league campaign considering we missed out on the title last year by a single point. We must get a win and fast if we are to stay in the top division. Let's get our finger out and do the business at Hawick next wednesday night men!
Wednesday 12th May 2010
It was a case of da-ja-vu for the Jed team as they once again let an early lead slip and this time were on the end of a heafty defeat loosing by 95-72.
The evening started well across the board and the Jed boys held onto the lead for most of the game up until the 12 end mark and once again concentration levels dropped and the momentum swing in the favor of the home side.
It was a night to forget for team Nagle as after being tied at 3-3 after 2 ends they never scored again until the last few ends and they were on the wrong end of a 26-7 loss to Earlston's G Cessford.
Team E Lindores were in another close game and once again went down by 1 shot 15-14 to S.Mcnally.
Team Hill are struggling to produce the form of last season and let a handy lead of 7 shots slip to go down by 17-12 to A Moffat
Team R Lindores had a night to forget as 0-6 up they lost a count of 7 then they fought back into the lead only to loose a count of 5 and then within the next 2 ends they lost another 5 and a 4 to eventually go down by 28-13.
The best performance from the Jed boys came from Team Munro. Once again played on an outside rink (no excuses this week.) The visitors played well all evening and went onto a decent win by 9-25.
Another defeat for the Jed boys and President Hill was keen to tell the team not to let loosing become a habit. so lets hope for a change in fortune with Kelso visiting Jed next week.
Wednesday 5th May 2010
The Gents team got their 2010 league season under way with a disappointing home defeat at the hands of the vastly experienced Melrose outfit going down by 62-71.
The evening got underway with the Jed team bursting out of the blocks with all the rinks taking early leads and with only 5 ends to go the Jed team were up overall by some 16 shots but a late collapse saw that lead disappear and by the end of the evening only 1 Jed rink went on to produce a win.
Team Nagle saw a slender 5 shot lead disappear and by the end of the evening lost 10-13 to the rink led by Lee Haldane.
Team Hill Didn't fair much better and saw a 6-0 lead disappear to lose to Ian Crawford by 14-20.
Team E Lindores looked to be Jed's best chance of a result and at the half way mark led by over 8 shots but Melrose's new signing, Kenny Johnstone drew on his vast experience and sneeked it at the end 14-15
Team Munro playing on the tricky rink 5 (he needs an excuse) found himself up against his good friend Neil Mcnally and they had a ding dong battle all the way but his former Team mate came away with the bragging rights with a 12-14 win
This left team R Lindores holding the fort for Jed and up against Billy Swanston they were always in a fight but some brilliant play from the vetern, Lindores saw them home by 12-9.
In conclusion a good start that couldn't be built on from the home side that ended in a disappointing result given the circumstances.