Bowlers from Ellon and Inverurie staged a nostalgic rematch to mark the Formartine club’s centenary.
The clubs arranged a friendly game last Wednesday in Ellon...exactly 100 years to the day since the sides met to open the Union Street green.
The weather was damp for the 15-end triples competition, which Inverurie won 105-93, but it failed to spoil the enjoyment of the 40 plus players who took part.
Ellon presented Inverurie with a silver salver to mark the occasion and the Garioch club responded by gifting a crystal vase.
Les Milne, Ellon president, said: “It is many years since we have played Inverurie in a friendly, so we were delighted to be able to organise a match to mark our centenary. It was a great day, despite the weather, and we appreciated the arrangements Inverurie made to accommodate us. It was fitting that the match should be played on a Wednesday, exactly 100 years from the opening game.”
Club members planted a floral display in time for the fixture, which was admired by all who were involved.
Meanwhile, Ellon have organised other home friendlies as part of the celebrations among them Stonehaven, Kittybrewster and Belhelvie.
The club will also be the venue this summer for all the Scottish finals for men and women. Officials are planning a function to celebrate the end of the centenary year and create a booklet for members and anyone else who is interested.