SCOTLAND were the cream of British Isles bowls at the weekend. Even heavy rain couldn’t stop their charge to the British Junior International Series title.

No less than five Ayrshire players were part of the unbeaten squad that brought the trophy north of the border for the first time since 2011.

The result takes Scotland equal with the Auld Enemy England on nine titles in total. Prestwick brothers Andrew and Darren Weir, Hurlford’s Craig Burns, Kilwinning’s Chris Carswell and Blackland’s teenager Blair Davidson were all in the squad who dug deep to come home with the title.

The lads got off to a perfect start to the series with a commanding win against last year’s victors England.

A 128-96 win on Saturday morning set the tone for what was to come with only one of the six Scotland rinks losing their individual game but that was only by a solitary shot.

Next up for the young guns was a Welsh side looking to get their first points on the scoreboard and it looked like the game could go either way with neither side stamping real authority on the game and scores were level at 117-117 each with six ends to go across the board however two of the games timed out and five shots to Wales’ three was enough to get Scotland the win by 122-120 and set them up for a winner takes all clash with Ireland who had also beat Wales and England.

The Sunday morning game against Ireland was always going to be a tight affair but Scotland hit the ground running and were always in front in the match.

Their opponents weren’t giving up without a fight though and managed to take the lead for the first time with just 12 ends left in the match.

But the Scots rallied and found that extra level they needed to take the game by 116-110 and the title.