MEMBERS of the Peebles Darts League have raised more than £1,000 for Marie Curie thanks to a recent tournament.

The league has been raising money for Marie Curie for several years and the latest event brings the grand total raised to more than £20,000.

Chairman Richard Leitch, 77, said: “We raised the money from donations and sponsorship at a tournament which consisted of two hours of dart throwing and the team with the highest score winning.

“We’ve been doing this for around 15 years and decided on Marie Curie following the death of one of the members relatives from cancer.”

A Marie Curie spokesperson said: “We would like to thank those in the Peebles Darts League for raising £1,216 for Marie Curie from their recent tournament.

“The teams have been fundraising for Marie Curie over the last 15 years and have raised an incredible £20,650!

“From everyone here at Marie Curie, thank you so much for your continued support.”

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity which provides frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.

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Peebles County welcomed Tranent and Preston Village to Whitestone Park in a game reduced to 35 overs a-side.

Peebles lost the toss and Tranent went out to bat under threatening skies which remained for the afternoon.

Adam Hayward was the stand out bowler (4-10) with his away swingers also keeping the runs down and very close to a hat trick.

Niall Burns (0-25) also beat the bat before all rounder Richard Common (2-21) chipped in with his customary wickets.

Max Gruenke (0-15) and Adam Gallop (1-32) took over before Nick Jenkins (0-20) and Jack White (1-3) completed the bowling.

Kris Easter fielded well with a gully catch and Neil Cummings again kept wicket tidily.

Tranent reached 127-8 before the usual sumptuous Peebles tea followed by Common (3) and Gallop (9) opening the Peebles batting.

It was a day when the middle order chased down the runs as White (34) showed the way before a third wicket partnership of 61 between Gruenke (33) and Caddick (22) saw County home with a few overs to spare.

Player of the match to Hayward’s bowling and a thank you to Tranent for travelling on a wet day and playing in a very sporting and enjoyable manner.

County are sponsored by Sully’s, In and Out and Burns and Shaw.

Training continues on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and County head to Stewart’s Melville on Saturday afternoon.



Two Moorfoot runners have been selected to represent Scotland at Nasego Vertical – a World Cup Mountain Running event in Italy in September.

The course is uphill only and covers a 1,000m of climb in only 4.2km.

And Jacob Adkin and Scout Adkin will join Kirsty Dickson (Carnethy) Rory Abernethy (Ochil), Alasdair Campbell (Cambuslang), Jamie Rowe (Central), Alice Goodall (Edinburgh UHH) and Holly Page (Carnethy) in the squad.

The team should gain invaluable experience from competing in a World Cup event and could use this as a stepping stone for GB selection.

There are numerous uphill only events in Europe for the specialist climbers in the endurance community.

Last week, Jacob won the Lee Pen hill race at Innerleithen in a time of 22:38, finishing an incredible four minutes and 16 seconds ahead of Moorfoot Runners clubmate Matthew Sullivan.

And in doing so he knocked over a minute off the record of 23:54 set 18 years ago by current Scottish Borders Council leader Euan Jardine.

The Galashiels councillor was there to congratulate him and hand over his trophy, accompanied by £80 prize money.

Teviotdale Harrier Irvine Welsh was third in 27:51, and Moorfoot’s Andrew Cox, fifth in 28:30.

Adkin’s girlfriend, Katie Hall, was first female finisher, and tenth overall, in 30:35.

Gala Harrier Kate Jenkins was first female veteran, and 21st overall, in 34:26. Three other Moorfoot members went the distance – Colin Williams, 12th in 31:19; Jennifer Misak, 26th in 37:58; and Martin Holt, 32nd in 42:02.

They were accompanied by eight Gala Harriers – Isla Paterson, 14th in 32:24; Iain Bell, 18th in 33:42; Bob Johnson, 19th in 33:51; Poppy and Gill Lunn, 28th and 29th in 39:29 and 39:42 respectively; Ross and Lisa Dalgliesh, 30th in 39:50 and 31st in 40:05; and Charlotte Hendry, 35th in 47:40 – and Teviotdale’s Paul Lockie, 34th in 46:03.


Peebles BC

Peebles Bowling Club hosted their masters 2023 on Saturday and with the weather being kind there was some excellent bowling on show. As the competition reached semi-final stage, we saw Alan Gordon take on Malcolm McGill and Gary Thorburn meet Andy Lowrie.

The semi-finals saw Alan and Gary victories both winning two sets to nil which in turn gave us a fitting final with the two best players on the day taking centre stage.

In the final it could not have been any tighter with Gary trying to take the first set he inadvertently knocked Alan’s bowl in giving Alan a two to take the first set six - five. However, Gary took the second set leaving a deciding shoot out. Again, Alan won the first end, Gary the second, and in the deciding end Alan played two fantastic bowls to take the deciding set two - one and be crowned masters winner 2023.

Those who stayed applauded both players off the green in what was a brilliant final which could not have been any closer.

Moving on to the leagues and in the Peeblesshire County League, the summer weather again played havoc with Monday nights rearranged Peebles 1 V Peebles 2, but they did manage to get eleven ends played with Peebles 1 victorious.

With no County League Games this week due to the National Championships in Ayr, the three Peebles teams sit third, fourth and fifth with two games remaining. All to play for as we enter the closing stages of the League.

In the Border League the A team game was postponed for the second week in a row however the B team defeated Gala B 81-57 and Gala Waverly B 96-46 to sit fifth in the table in their debut season.

Tonight, we host a Hat Night tonight (Friday) and on Saturday we are holding a ballot pairs, a fun competition for all to enter.

Border League Results

Gala B 57-81 Peebles B

Waverley B 46-96 Peebles B

Peebles Seniors 65-47 Buccleuch Seniors

What is on at Peebles Bowling Club this week:

Friday (July 28) – Hat Night

Saturday – Ballot Pairs

Monday – Morning Wapinshaw

Tuesday – County League: Peebles 1 v Broughton 1, Peebles 2 v West Linton

Wednesday – Border League – Peebles A v Earlston