Between Watching the Bowls today …

… You can spend the time removing the bobbles from your jumpers (1 of 50 suggestions in the Times to deal with cabin fever).  Have any of you reached that stage yet?!


Excellent singles matches again yesterday.  Katherine did well to turn the game around,  not that she played badly in the first set.  Interesting that she kept to her backhand for the majority of the match even though the line and weight were trickier than the forehand.  Ellen Falkner did the same in the mixed pairs on Friday.  Both girls have excellent forehands so it was odd that they didn’t play more when it looked as if the percentage shot was better.  Rebecca and Marion had a brilliant game. Draw after draw after draw.  Laura did well to come through her match and I’m sure Carla was disappointed having led for virtually the whole match..

So for today, only three games:

10.00 am  Jason Greenslade (Wales) v Stuart Bennett (Eng)

Mixed Pairs Semi Finals:

2.00  pm Carla Banks & Rob Paxton (Scotland) v Katherine Rednall (Eng) & David Gourlay MBE (Scotland)

3.45  pm  Julie Forrest & Stuart Anderson (Scotland) v Devon Cooper & Les Gillett (both Eng)


The Final of the Open Pairs – Ellen Falkner & Greg Harlow and Mark Dawes & Jamie Chesney will be on BBC2 tomorrow afternoon at 2.00 pm.  If you’re talking to any of your non-internet friends, please let them know.


Did you know that the players choose the music they walk onto?  Interesting choices!  What you choose for your song?

I’m thinking from The Sound of Music

All I trust I leave my heart to
All I trust becomes my own
I have confidence in confidence alone
(Oh, help)
I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides, which you see
I have confidence in me
I probably would forego the carpet bag – did Maria have one of those or only Mary Poppins?
I’m sure you have much more trendy and upbeat songs.  Let us know!
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  1. Jean Staples says:

    Mine would have to be an Elton John tune !
    Watching Jason Greenslade is interesting as he doesn’t look at his apponents bowl going up the green – something i normally do ! Bowls vary so much ! Sun out today – can’t wait for outdoor season again !!

    • Dawn Slaughter says:

      I think Jason was very flamboyant last year with all his running bowls! I haven’t seen the first set which the score suggest a very comprehensive win.

      Elton John – plenty to choose from. A different one every time you appeared!

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