Fall Flat Friday

After all the highs of the last few weeks, it was a bit of downer yesterday.

However, congratuations to Cathy who had a comfortable win in the Middlesex Champion of Champions.

Sadly Laurence lost his Senior Singles and Jacquie, Marie, Janice & Rita McD succumbed to Ashford.  On Sarah, Tricia, Ange & Dawn’s rink, we took a good lead starting from the 5th end and were ahead after 14 ends, although Liz’s four had played well to catch up and we went into the final end 14-12.  Probably not the best time to drop a 5!  It was a great shot from Sally taking the jack back and Sarah’s closest bowl was knocked out of the head.  Unfortunately Dawn didn’t manage to cut the 2nd/3rd bowls out but Liz put another couple in.  C’est la vie.  You learn more from losing than winning.

Chin up girls!  We’re back to play Brentham in the Double Rink this morning.  One rink at home and one away.   We’re missing a couple of key players so we will have to try even harder.

THis afternoon, Kevin L leads our Club team out in the South Middlesex League v Hounslow Cons.  Supporters welcome. The club is in Gresham Road, Hounslow.  If you’re heading up from Isleworth towards the Great West Road, Gresham Road is off Spring Grove Road.

Good luck to all those playing.

We will try and find another date for the Club 75 Shot Competition which has had to be postponed from tomorrow.

It was good to hear from Reg yesterday.  He hasn’t been around at weekends for the last couple of weeks, but is making good friends with the NHS keeping his diary full!  Gerry is hoping to see you all better after his eye op.  We hope so.

We learned mid week that Ron Searle had sadly passed away.   At teh beginning of the week, he had told one of his fellow members how much he was looking forward to the indoor season.  Ron was a former Middlesex President and I’ve a feeling he was a member at Cambridge Park indoors a while back.  He was a member of Ashford BC and Egham IBC and was a regular visitor to all the surrounding clubs in various matches and competitions.  He loved his bowls – and not just the numerous sets he had accumulated over the years!  Condolences to his family and friends.  RIP Ron.


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