TRANENT Bowling Club are celebrating after lifting the ELBA Jubilee Cup on Sunday afternoon.

They beat Elphinstone 6-2 in the final at Castlepark BC and will now represent the Garden County in next season’s Scottish Inter County Top Ten Championship.

Tranent produced a strong performance and wins in the singles, triples and fours were enough to take the trophy.

“Winning back-to-back Top Ten and Top Five titles has certainly more than made up for a very disappointing league campaign,” said a club spokesperson.

The crowd were well entertained by the singles clash between Tranent’s Kevin Cunningham and Ross Thomson of Elphinstone. In the end, Cunningham came out on top after an epic 18-end battle, edging his rival 21-14.

Meanwhile, Kevin Jones made a fast start in the fours as he skipped Kenny McCrorie, Davie Whitson and Adam Martin into a 12-5 lead over Peter Fallen, Dean French, Norrie Cochrane and Colin Glen. They maintained their advantage to win 18-12.

Elphinstone gave the final an edge with Robert French and Stephen Cochrane producing a solid performance to score a 22-16 win over Matt Osborne and John McCrorie in the pairs.

Alan Young was at the helm for Mathew Martin and Dean Higgins in the triples, but a poor start saw them 5-1 down against Rhys French, Mark Riding and Declan French; however, a remarkable turnaround saw the Tranent trio score 15 consecutive shots without reply to triumph 16-5.

In the semi-finals on Saturday, Tranent saw off defending champions Cockenzie & Port Seton, winning 6-2, while Elphinstone beat EL-Coop on shots after the points were shared 4-4.