EAST Lothian Indoor Bowling Club youth star Logan Kennedy continued his journey to follow in the footsteps of his bowling family after becoming the youngest winner of the Youth Masters title last week at West Lothian Indoor Bowling Club.

Kennedy was deserving of all the plaudits after a scintillating performance on the stage of the Scottish International Open.

Father Scott Kennedy and uncle Alister Kennedy are both well-known for their bowling exploits throughout the international scene, but the youngster is well on his way to bowling stardom.

Kennedy opened proceedings with a clinical first-set performance, wrapping up the set with an end to spare against his Paisley opponent (Emily Houston).

Without looking an inch out of place at the widely streamed event, the youngster implemented a second-set performance to match his first.

Despite Houston raising her game, Kennedy had all the answers and ran out a 2-0 winner to claim the title and a place in history as the youngest winner of the event – and the first from East Lothian to claim the title.

Meanwhile, East Lothian welcomed derby rivals Midlothian to Meadowmill on Saturday as the two sides put their unbeaten starts to the season on the line.

With a host of internationalists on display, the game was always destined for the smallest of margins. However, few could have anticipated just how the afternoon would unfold.

The game started as expected, with shots few and far between as the teams could barely be separated at ends five or 10.

Midlothian raced to leads on two of the four rinks but East Lothian found replies on the other two rinks and by end 15 the game was neatly poised at 48-49.

Midlothian forced the first substantial gap in the contest as they held a 62-53 lead at the conclusion of 18 ends.

Mellors was first to leave the carpet, recording a 20-15 win over Colin Walker.

The stadium bell sounded to indicate one additional end of play after the conclusion of the current ends; with Derek Oliver and Scott Kennedy playing end 19, it looked unlikely a completed 21 ends would take place.

Minutes later, the umpire blew a whistle, calling time at the scheduled three hours and 55 minutes of play, meaning that the ends in progress would be the last of the day; Midlothian were holding a three-shot advantage on the overall scoreboard. However, East Lothian were lying a combined seven shots across the green meaning that this would leave the home side with a win.

This sparked a furious reaction from the Midlothian players and bumper crowd, as many felt the timing was premature.

Play continued nearly 12 minutes later with Derek Oliver and Scott Kennedy agreeing to play an additional end. Oliver, Kennedy and Betts all scored the combined seven shots to hand East Lothian a four-shot advantage playing the last two ends.

Billy Peacock scored a pair at the last to round off a 22-13 victory against Kennedy and in doing so left the overall score balanced at 66-65 as Oliver and Ronnie Duncan traded final deliveries of the game.

Oliver, holding the shot at the head, chose to cover the back of the rink as Duncan went chasing an overall win for his team, the final bowl failing underneath the line.

East Lothian climbed to the top of the Premier League section with the 68-65 win.

Finally, the East Lothian seniors continued their excellent start to the season and set up a top-of-the-table clash against West Lothian today (Wednesday).

Both sides have just one defeat in their opening seven fixtures.

A victory would see the squad in a very healthy position, with one eye on a place in the league play-off final in January.