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Invergordon bowls trio come out on top to lift Hawkins Trophy


By Will Clark

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Bruce Lyall, Hugh MacDougall and John Lyall came out on top to be crowned winners of the Hawkins Triples at Invergordon Bowling Club.

Bruce Lyall, Hugh MacDougall and John Lyall.
Bruce Lyall, Hugh MacDougall and John Lyall.

The competition consisted of a round robin event with each triple team having

to play each other.

Games consisted of six ends and points were awarded for the results achieved in each game.

The trio lifted the Hawkins Trophy named after HMS Hawkins a heavy cruiser that was commissioned for the Royal Navy for the First World War but wasn’t completed until 1919. She was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet in the late 1920’s early 1930’s as a flagship. She also served in the East Indies and as a cadet training ship.

She also participated in Operation Neptune the naval portion of the invasion of Normandy in 1944. She came out of service in May 1945 and sold for scrap in 1947.


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