Wilkinson Sword 2010

11 July 2010, Meadows

For the third consecutive year, the Wilkinson Sword was contested by Fergus McInnes and Allan Hawke (Edinburgh), Jamieson Walker and Jola Jurasinska (Meadows), and Bill Spalding and Robert Lay (Glasgow).  As in the previous two years, the Edinburgh v Meadows game was played at the Meadows Club, with a 9am start; but this time the Glasgow players agreed to come through to the Meadows and so the whole event (originally scheduled for Glasgow) was relocated there.

Jamieson and Jola were in good form, and beat the Edinburgh pair by 18 points (well within the three-hour time limit) and the Glasgow pair by 17, to retain the Sword.  The game between Edinburgh and Glasgow was thus of less significance, but it was played anyway, and the result was a +8 win for Edinburgh.

One reason for playing at the Meadows was the availability of shelter in case of rain.  In fact, however, the day was mostly dry, in contrast to the drizzly weather that had afflicted the Secretary Trophy players the day before.

Fergus McInnes

Results
Jamieson Walker (8) and Jola Jurasinska (16) (Meadows) 2 wins: beat Edinburgh +18, Glasgow +17.
Fergus McInnes (4) and Allan Hawke (7) (Edinburgh) 1 win: beat Glasgow +8.
Bill Spalding (4) and Robert Lay (11) (Glasgow) 0 wins.

The winners with Sword and mallets