KILLERMONT trAVELLED to Milngavie this week in the knowledge that if they secured maximum points in this, their penultimate game of the season, the league title would be theirs.
This would have given them 51 points in the Kelvin & Allander Seniors Bowling League and no other club could have matched this total.
However, disappointingly for them, the games did not go as they had hoped and the winner of the ‘Jimmy Bell’ trophy will not now be decided for another week, at least.
The Milngavie and Killermont sides were very evenly matched. Milngavie made home advantage count and finished 15 shots to 8 up in one rink and managed to secure a last gasp win in the other, fighting back from 10-12 down, with just two ends to play, to finish 15 shots to 12 ahead.
Milngavie are now in pole position as they have a single rink game in hand over Killermont and it also makes Westerton the ‘king maker’ as they have still to play both clubs.
Indeed, Westerton’s own challenge for the title is by no means over. Their game with Lenzie was postponed this week, which means they have three games still to play and if they could secure maximum points in each, they would be champions.
The weather has played havoc with this season’s fixtures but despite this, many clubs managed to play their final games this week.
Barr & Stroud completed their league programme on a high by defeating Hyndland 4–0 in a closely contested match while Claremont v Maryhill and Kelvindale v Lenzie both finished in honourable draws. Bearsden did not play this week but agreed to share points with Kelvindale and Maryhill.
At Week 18, the league table, with the number of games played shown in brackets is:
Killermont (34), Milngavie (33) and Barr & Stroud (36), each on 47 points followed by Westerton (30) on 38 then Bearsden (36) mid-table on 36, Lenzie (34) on 34, Hyndland (36) on 30, Maryhill (35) and Claremont (36) both on 24 and finally, Kelvindale (36) on 19.
Next week promises to be an exciting one for those clubs still in contention.