TEENAGER STEPS UP TO THE MARK....

Stonehaven bowler Mark McIntosh
Stonehaven bowler Mark McIntosh

A Stonehaven bowler has become the first man from the town to be selected to represent his country in an international series.

Nineteen year old Mark McIntosh, son of multiple British Champion Catherine and International Deaf Bowler Alistair, has been selected to represent Scotland this weekend at Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club.

Mark’s first game will be against the ‘Auld Enemy,’ England, at 9.15am, before facing Wales in the afternoon and finishing against Ireland on Sunday morning.

Stonehaven, who also count ladies International captain Kim Watt among their members, have had success at national level in recent years.

However, they have never had a male player representing Scotland.

Mark has been bowling since he learned to walk, under the guidance of his parents, and has skipped for Stonehaven in the Scottish Indoor Bowls League for the last two seasons while representing the club at a national level.

He also represents Aberdeen and Kincardineshire in the Andrew Hamilton Trophy outdoor.

To follow Mark and Scotland’s progress, live scoring is available from the Scottish Indoor Bowls Site:

http://www.bowls-siba.co.uk/

If you wish to try bowls, Stonehaven Bowling Club is always looking for new members. Bowl and shoe hire is available from the office, and for under-16s there is a 
coaching session on Thursday afternoons between 4.15 and 6.