Unfortunately, the Captain remembered the difficult part and actually took her camera with her but got so caught up in the excitement of the evening that she forgot to take the camera out of her bag and use it! So, you will need to use your imagination to picture the scene for the Junior Social Night.

Being held at the Fountain Park Ten-Pin Bowling Alley last night, 26 County Juniors were let loose on the skittles. The noise and camaraderie that went on was great to see, hear and be part of. The girls were divided into 6 teams, calling themselves The Groovy Girls, The Big Balls, The Amazing Bowlers, The Fashionistas, The Supreme Team and The Bowling Babes. Stopping for a quick bite to eat, the bowling was fast and furious, with screams of joy, anguish and encouragement and celebratory dance routines that would have amazed even Simon Cowell! Soon the games were all over and it was on to the prizegiving.

First, with an average score over the 2 games of 158.8, were The Groovy Girls, ably Captained by Kate McIntosh and helped along the way by Carys Hardy, Kirsten McCorquodale, Eve Scobie and Caitlin Turner.

In second place were The Big Balls, Captained by Hannah Scott and more than helped onto the prize list by Sophie Aitchison, Heather Laing, Lisa MacPherson and Lucy Scobie.

In the other 4 groups, the highest score overall was Rachel Steedman from The Bowling Babes, with a combined score over the 2 games of 192.

The greatest improvement amongst the other 4 groups, between the 2 games, was Carla Maran from The Supreme Team who recorded 16 more skittles in the second game.

However, everyone turned out to be a winner!

My thanks go to all the helpers, Margaret Rodgers, Karen Marshall, Claire Hargan, Sharon MacPherson and Scott MacPherson, and to all of the girls who turned up and contributed towards making it a great night. My apologies go to the parents for sending the girls home in a somewhat hyper state!

What a Night!