COLGRAIN Bowling Club brought the gents’ pairs and fours trophies home to Helensburgh after triumphing in the Dunbartonshire County finals at Cardross BC.

Scott Moorhouse and John McBride were the day’s first Colgrain winners before Paul Cavana, Charlie McKell, Jimmy Spalding and Mic Harrison secured the rinks prize to round off a memorable finals day for the Burgh club.

The winning men were following in the footsteps of the Colgrain trio of Kirsteen Dunbar, Alison Shaw and Shirley Kennon, who had won the Dunbartonshire ladies’ triples title the previous week, while their clubmate Vicky Ellis narrowly lost out in the final of the ladies’ singles.

Meanwhile, Colgrain’s Willie Kennon will compete against some of the very best bowlers in Scotland at the Bowls Scotland national championships at Northfield in Ayr next month.

Willie will face Halley Cockburn, of Colinton Bowling Club in Edinburgh, in the first round of the gents’ singles on Thursday, July 26, with a second round tie against Mount Vernon’s Graeme MacDougall or Craig Brown of Bellshill and Mossend awaiting the winner.

And Willie isn’t the only local bowler heading to the national finals: Garelochhead BC will also be represented in the gents’ fours, in which they will face a rink from East Calder in the first round.

Amy Dobrijevic, also from Garelochhead, has qualified for the ladies’ junior singles and will face Anna Boyle of Lady Alice BC in Greenock in her first round tie, while Cardross face Moffat’s Beechgrove BC in the ladies’ triples first round.