The Pairs Tie with Grosvenor's Alan (Scud) Bradley and
John (Basher) Freeburn against Derek and Peter Boyle from
Lady Alice created the most excitement for the watching crowd as both Clubs fought out an excellent epic which lasted almost three hours. The game was very close and could have went either way right up until the 16th end when the Grosvenor duo managed to create a 17 shots to 11 lead going into the scheduled last end.
Lady Alice gave it their all knowing that they needed a six to take the game into an extra end. With the last bowl of that end and facing defeat, Derek Boyle expertly delivered his final bowl to burn it and so the end had to be retaken.
With the majority of the large crowd behind them though, the Grosvenor secured victory with another four shots to win through to Ayr by 21 shots to 11.