Jun 24 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
Ayrshire south have all but qualified for the quarter-finals of the Hamilton Trophy.
But Ayrshire north shot themselves in the foot by losing to Dunbartonshire west last weekend.
North must now beat Stirling west on Saturday as Renfrewshire West and Clackmannan, who are on the same points as them, are expected to win against the two counties at the foot.
It could be an exciting and tense Saturday afternoon.
Scores: Ayrshire south 134, Dunbartonshire east 104: Graeme Campbell 27, G. Stalker 12; Garry Johnstone 30, G. McCartney 20; Colin Smith 19, W. Sommerville 20; Douglas Watson 22, T. McCartney 16; Garry Hood 19, G. Tait 20; Jim Hopkins 17, G. Wilson 16.
Ayrshire north 113, Dunbartonshire west 120:Paul Foster 25, Colin McIntyre 21; Jim Hume 12, Alan McLeod 23; Ian Galloway 14, Keith Tait 23; Gerry King 27, Graham Sloan 14; Darren O’Rourke 18, Stuart Banks 14; Ewan Sloan 17, John Hardie 25.
Ayrshire south play Dumfriesshire at Cumnock on Saturday with the following team : Rink 1: Craig Cobbledick (Coylton), Hugh McCrindle (Cumnock), Garry Hood (Mauchline), Graeme Campbell (Newton Park); Rink 2: Lee McCulloch (Maybole), Joe McGinlay (Hawkhill), Allister Reid (Seafield), Garry Johnstone (Auchinleck); Rink 3: John Cuthbertson (Peter Boyle), Donnie McWhirter (Dailly), Sandy Graham (Drongan), Colin Smith (Coylton); Rink 4: Billy Anderson (Glaisnock), Andrew Baillie (Coylton), Craig Lindsay (Tarbolton), Dougie Watson (Mauchline); Rink 5: Murray Thomson (Glaisnock), Graham McKinlay (Northfield), James Gribben (Glaisnock), Derek McClue (Ochiltree); Rink 6: David Shields (Glaisnock), Scott McNeillie (Coylton), Willie McKenzie (Cumnock), Jim Hopkins (Galston LWM). Reserve: Andrew Marshall (Newton Park).
Ayrshire north play Stirling County at Borestone on Saturday with the following team:
Rink 1: Andrew Anderson (Northwest), Paul Masini (Kilbirnie), Colin Howie (Troon Port), Paul Foster (Troon Port); Rink 2: Jamie Campbell (Ardrossan), Graeme Hume (Springhill), Cameron Wilson (Portland Kilmarnock), Jim Hume (Springhill); Rink 3: Bob Morris (Girdle Toll), Joe Sammons (Saltcoats), Martin Williamson (Irvine Park), Ian Galloway (Dalry); Rink 4: Colin Doak (Troon Port), Willie Cairns (Troon Port), James Anderson (Northwest), Gerry King (Northwest); Rink 5: Garry Wells (Kilmaurs), Scott Wilson (Ardrossan), Steven Burns (Ardrossan), Darren O’Rourke (West Kilb); Rink 6: Graham Iley (Ardrossan), Craig Richmond (Northwest), Stephen Caldwell (Kay Park), Ewan Sloan (Ardrossan).
Reserves: Craig Adrain (Irvine Park), Scott Brown (West Kilbride).