Bowls: Craigentinny out in force for District 11 semi-finals

Maitland is the host venue for tonight’s semi-finals of the Edinburgh District 11 national championships in the Singles, Junior Singles and Fours and Craigentinny have strong shouts in the top-of-the-bill action.

Josh Spalding and Daniel Gormley feature in opposite semi-finals of the Junior Singles with Spalding – last season’s national runner-up – facing former Fleming Trophy champion Euan Craig of Pilrig, while Gormley tackles Nicky Brown of Leith.

Andrew Caldwell carries the Craigentinny flag in the Singles proper and last season’s national triples champion lines up against Malcolm Thom of Portobello, while Gary Muir of Hillside goes head to head with Kevin McNab of Dean.

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West Lothian stage their District 14 semi-finals at Queensferry and Bathgate tonight and the top match features a clash between international colleagues Grant Logan of Kirkliston and Ewan Shearer of Bo’ness in the Singles at the Ferry venue.

Logan’s young cousin Calum adds extra interest for the Kirkliston support at Queensferry as he faces Ryan Miller of Buchan Park in the Junior Singles.

The Logan clan and Kirkliston are a split force though with Raymond skipping Davy Masterton against Glenmavis in the Pairs at Bathgate and the rink of Steven Forrest, Greg Logan, Mark Allison and Neil Speirs facing Newbridge in the Fours.

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