On Sunday, there was success for both the Senior Men and Ladies in their respective County semi-finals. The girls had to play their final in the afternoon and after a slow start, crept up to take an 8-6 lead. Unfortunately, when the North London girls got the mat, they put up full length jacks and our girls were just not quite there, despite best efforts, and they conceded after the 14th end 9-21 down. With the fours matches now being only 15 ends, it’s very hard to claw back when you’re behind.
Our Old Codgers now will face Dave Pitt’s Old Codgers (I’m going to get some stick for this!) in the Final at Hendon on 1st August. The winners will go on to represent Middlesex at Leamington in the National Championships.
So on to this week.
Monday at 12.15 pm, Norman, Steve & Kevin are off to Bishop Duppas to play in the last 16 of the County triples.
Monday at 13.45 – Monday League, as usual
Tuesday – Friendly match v North Sheen cancelled
Tuesday at 6.00 pm, Kevin L, Gym, Sarah & Dawn face Dave P, Ron E, Ann H & Ange at CP in the National Mixed Fours
Wednesday – anyone watching football?!
Thursday: 2.30 pm – Mixed Friendly v Ashford at Cambridge Park. We need some more names, please. We don’t want to cancel.
Thursday, Steve & Norman face Kevin K & Bill R in the Senior Men’s Pairs Middlesex Area quarter-final over at Hampton and Jean & Nadine take on Ange & Tina in the Senior Women’s Pairs Middlesex area semi-final at CP. No times for either of these matches yet.
Also on Thursday it’s the Masonians Centenary County Bannerette game. We hope it goes well for them and stays dry!
Friday night is a club roll up. Brian C is in charge!
On Saturday, Ange, Ann H, Cathy, Jean, Nadine & Dawn play in the Johns’ Trophy match v Kent at Suttons BC at 1.30 pm and Dave P plays in the Middleton Cup match also v Kent at Essex County at 10.00 am. Early start for all the boys!
AND Kevin L plays in the County Unbadged Singles semi-final at 10.30 am at North London BC.
Saturday – at 2.30 pm – South Middlesex League v Stanwell at Stanwell BC, 7 Hendon Way, TW19 7LH. It seems to be on the Southern Perimeter Road near Terminal 4 at Heathrow. The 490 bus from Richmond takes you most of the way, with a 10 minute walk at the end. Hopefully some players will be able to offer lifts.
Sunday at 2.30 pm – South MIddlesex League v Hounslow Cons – Home.
Good luck to everyone playing this week. Enjoy your bowls from roll ups to friendlies to comps!