Sevens action


Sevens action

Despite a whole host of call-offs leading up to the day, there was no lacking in enthusiasm or excitement as competition was keen in both the Gents and Ladies events.

On a glorious spring afternoon the competiton raged in both the Ladies and Gents competitions and due to the lower number of teams all the action took place on the main pitch thereby ensuring there was a big crowd for each and every game.

In the Gents competition, there was a three way tie after the pool games between Biggar A, Barbarians and Stewartry, with the latter taking on the Biggar A side in the final after points differential was taken into account.

The final saw Biggar A come out on top to defend the title they won last year, coincidentally on another scorcher of a day.

The Ladies event ran a similar course with Biggar A and Stewartry contesting the final after wins over Cougars and Pigbarians. Once again, it was the local side, Biggar Ladies, who earned the win to go one better than last year.

President Rab Ramsay presented the trophies to the delighted skippers Euan Bogle and Abbie Baillie. Rab was also on hand to present Sam Davidson of Biggar with the Men’s Player of the tournament award.

The Sevens committee, led by Gavin Hill had a challenging run up with at one point no fewer than 12 teams registered to attend in the Gents section and 8 in the Ladies section. Very disappointingly, numbers dwindled in the weeks preceding the event and on the week itself, with Strathmore Ladies forced to withdraw on the day after their bus broke down.

There was a great crowd in attendance with many thanks to the following who are listed in no particular order!

Helen Crozier and Gail Cormack for their organisation of the pre-match lunch and raffle, the gate-keepers and car-parkers, runners, bar staff, catering team led by Carolyn and Jan, Scott Watson for scoring, timings and league tables, Jim Wallace for general assistance, Graeme Watson and Stuart Harrison for their contributions in a number of roles, John and Maggie Young from The Grill, Overton Farm for the burgers, the referees and the many other club members who helped out throughout the day. A special thanks to Gavin Brown who managed to get a Barbarians side into action and who belied his 48 year old status by playing most of his sides games.

A big thank you to Rab Ramsay who was on hand prior to the event, ensuring the club was tidy and who played a major role in the post event tidy.

Nigel has as always produced a fantastic album of photographs from the day - go to Gallery to view these and the thousands of others he has taken through the season.