In the R&B League match we put up two rinks instead of three. I believe Teddington were also finding it difficult to put out a team on Saturday. 20-20 on one rink and 24-25 on the other. I won’t mention the 6 that was dropped on the 19th end. Oops. It’s happened before and it will happen again. One never knows how it’s so difficult to get one fairly decent shot in the head whe you’ve already played 18 ends and know what the green is like! Bizarre when you think about it but we’re only human after all.
Well done to those who played. You don’t get many matches with only one shot in it at the end!
On Sunday, in the Ladies Two Bowl SIngles, the sun shone and16 of us lined up, adrenalin pumping to start the day off at Hendon BC.
Audrey went out on a tight game to Pam Waller from Winchmore Hill in the last 16; Ann beat Barbra Ann Bogan (Bush Hill Park) and Janice beat Anna Mays (Ashford) making it into the quarter finals but then succuming to Terri Watkinson (Bush Hill Park) and Hannah Hollis (Bush Hill Park) respectively. Dawn had tense games against Frances Gershfield (Bishop Duppas), then Pam Waller then made it through to the final after beating Vicki Smith from Ashford in the semi. Terri and Hannah had a nail-biting semi which went to the extra end. Hannah held shot and Terri managed to come in with her second bowl and rest on it. A really good match and a shame they couldn’t both win.
Dawn will play Terri in the final at Bush Hill Park but, luckily for both of us, we will also be representing Middlesex in the National Championships in Leamington on 5/6th September. (Guess who was still smiling hours after getting home?!)
Thanks to Hendon for their hospitality and to Jacquie E, Dee and Brian Hearn for their parts in the day running smoothly and to Mandy, Darren & Wanda for marking/umpiring.