Thanks to everyone who send messages of good luck and support yesterday.
I managed to beat my opponent from Leicestershire to reach the last 32.
my second match was v Morgan Merryweather from Isle of Bohemia (yes it is in the UK – Berkshire to be precise).
mirgan started strongly so I was on catch up the whole game. On the 18th end, both of us thought my second bowl was nestling in nicely in front of her shot wood but then it did an extra roll and went behind. On the 19th end, I was wise of a draw with my first bowl, then narrowly missed taking the jack back with my second giving Morgan 1 shot and the match. I needed 5 and they were only 4 available from ends 20 & 21! C’est la vie.
Terri Watkinson played Cornwall in her first match and also fought her way back from behind to go into the final end at 13-13. Terri’s first bowl went through about 5’ and her opponent put her first bowl within a few inches of the jack, leaving Terri a very accurate pressurised shot if she was going to win. Alas, it wasn’t to be.
Neither of us let our club or County down. Phew! (The last thing you want to happen at Leamington is to look a muppet!)
despite my prediction, Lincs beat the Oxon Ladies team in the fours final.
It was good to bump into Maurice Byron as he was heading off to play in the Tony Alcock Trophy alas, his team went down 32-34. You could say it was a close game, unlike two of the others who struggled to reach half of their opponents’ scores
Today, Paul Cater from West Ealing and Glen from Hendon start their two bowl challenge. We had buckets of rain overnight and, although the Met Office app does not predict any rain before 4.00 pm, it is very overcast this morning and maybe the day for a fleece.
Good luck to both chaps.