THERE were contrasting fortunes for the ladies’ and gents’ sides representing East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club in the Scottish Cup.

East Lothian ladies managed to temporarily forget about their league campaign as they tackled Abbeyview in their Scottish Cup opener.

A strong opening period saw the ladies open up leads on the four rinks.

It was a lead that would remain in place right to the end of the game as they sealed their place in the next round with a comprehensive 10-0 victory.

Meanwhile, the gents travelled to Headwell for their cup opener against Premier League side Aberdeen.

In an expected tight affair, there was little to separate the two clubs at the halfway point.

However, it was the northern visitors, who pushed on the better in the closing stages and sealed an impressive 10-0 win.

Elsewhere, East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club duo Graham Robertson and Billy Dunleavy returned to pairs action after having progressed at Midlothian last month.

Fine wins against Midlothian and Teviotdale sealed their place in the last four of the seniors at the end of February.

Finally, the Scottish Indoor Bowling Association completed its list of trialists as they look to pull on the international shirt next year.

Logan Shields, Lucy Walker, Lennon Rafferty, Logan Kennedy and Aaron Betts have all been included in the under-18 trial match.

After successful trials last week, Betts has also been included in the under-25 squad alongside brother Lewis Betts and Danny Stevenson.

Beth Riva has been named in the under-25 squad after trialling last week and still retains hope of keeping her place in the series-winning ladies’ team from last year.