Inter-club v Galston & Haymouth
Galston & Haymouth 35 – 11 Stewarton Heather
Having allowed four key players to travel to Forfar for the Rink Championships (where they were beaten semi-finalists), it was a weakened team that travelled to Ayr for this annual Inter-club match. Despite the excuses, Stewarton Heather were roundly trounced on the day.
T Neil 11 – 5 D Mundell
This was definitely a game of two halves, with Mundell comfortably leading 5-2 at the halfway stage. In the second half, Tom Neil racked up nine unanswered shots to run out comfortable winners.
J Boswell 8 – 5 T Reid
This was another game where Stewarton’s Tom Reid opened a 5-2 lead after five ends. In the sixth, when faced with giving up a second consecutive steal, Jim Boswell played a hit and hope shot to come in off a wing and score a 3. With his tail up, Boswell then stole the next two ends against the despairing Tom Reid.
S Wilson 6 – 2 M Reid
This was a really tight game with neither side giving much away. After blanking the first end the next five ends went with hammer for a single at each end. With the score at 3-2 down, Michael Reid’s last stone over drew and tapped back an opposing stone. This stone tapped back Michael’s only counter and gave away a steal of 3 and the game.
A Boswell 10 – 1 H Reid
The last stone of the first end told the story that this game followed. Laying 2 down, Andrew Boswell’s attempted draw to the edge of the button was a touch heavy. Staying wide, the stone took a wick off a corner and rolled in to take the shot. Conceding a 4 in the second left Hugh chasing the game and, with Galston second Lucy Morton playing every shot asked of her, it just wasn’t happening for Hugh’s rink.