SCOTLAND cap Billy Mellors (pictured inset), a three-time club champion of Haddington Bowling Club, has gone on to capture the coveted East Lothian Champion of Champions crown.

The talented 43-year-old – a former national singles winner – weaved his way through a strong field of fellow champions at Haddington BC to reach the final against Liam Gallagher of Dunbar, posting a commanding 21-13 win to etch his name on the trophy for the first time.

Mellors was “hugely relieved to finally realise an ambition to win this most prestigious of individual East Lothian titles”.

On the international stage, Dean Riva of EL-Coop was part of a Scotland under-25 team that successfully defended their British Isles Junior Home International title last weekend at Belmont Bowling Club in Belfast.

They opened the series with a convincing 132-98 win over hosts Ireland, then followed that up with a hard fought 108-100 win over England before pipping Wales 128-127 to retain the trophy.