Nitshill & Hurlet 2016

Renshaw Championship Finalswredmond
Nitshill & Hurlet Bowling Club
Sunday 5th June, 2016
In front of a crowd of spectators from various clubs on a very warm Sunday afternoon, the Renshaw Championships were held at Nitshill & Hurlet, home of the Renshaw President W. Redmond, (right) with the green looking in magnificent condition. Although one or two games looked easy with the scores recorded but they certainly were not as it took some terrific bowling to win each and every championship. In the singles final, Jim Grady from Johnstone Bowling Club took on Neil Wilson from Lochwinnoch. The competition could have gone any way with the early exchanges going from player to player. The bowling between the players was exceptional and the score was kept tight until Jim Grady pulled away to win by 21 shots to 16. Well done to both players. The pairs championship between Colin Selvey and Gavin Anderson from Woodlands and John Brine and Grant McLeod, Renfrew,  last year’s winner, looked a one sided victory but that does not belie the bowling talents of all four players. Renfrew winning by 26 shots to 7. The triples championship was a very tightly fought contest with the team of Graeme Logue, Sandy McGilvray and Alan McGhee , J. G. Fleming, taking a narrow one shot victory over the triple team of Charlie Eagle, Colin Greig and David Dobson from Brookfield. The rinks final was a contest between the winning team of Alex McLaren, David Rae, David Perrit and Iain McMillan from Elderslie Wallace 25 shots and Bernie Cooper, Gerry Winters, Andy Donaldson and Tam Day from Crookston, 11 shots. The junior singles championship was between the representative from Kilbarchan, John Docherty and a previous winner in Daniel McCusker from Arthurlie by the score of 21-5 to Daniel. The secretary’s singles was a contest between Laing (Jackie) Guthrie from Elderslie Wallace and Andy Currie from Midton, the former winning by 21-8. And finally the senior triples, a cup which was given by Elderslie Wallace in the memory of Jimmy Gatherer was contested by Stuart Rattray, Bill Anderson and Bob Johnston, Crookston, defeating a triples from Elderslie Wallace of Michael Fleck, Gillies Wylie and Jim Hawthorne by the score of 16-11. Well done to Nitshill & Hurlet Bowling Club for hospitality and their organisation on the day.