A fantastic end to the outdoor season with a win for THE GIRLS! Ah, revenge is sweet.
Saturday afternoon went with a swing in glorious September sunshine. We had 33 on the green (Scott kindly came in part way through for Nadine when she was under the weather)
A brilliant start for Jacqui, Stella, Sarah & Lucy when they were 17-0 after 11 ends. Gordon and his boys just weren’t allowed anywhere near the jack! Our other three rinks couldn’t match that and we were ahead on all four rinks for a lot of the game.
Ann H’s girls played steadily throughout and stayed in top from the 5th end onwards against Kevin L’s chaps. Well done Corale who crept in for shot on more than one occasion. She and George were vying for shot on nearly every end.
Teresa & Barry had a call this morning when Tasha & Janice were both poorly. Along with Nadine/Scott and Corinne they managed to stay ahead most of the game until Steve, Norman, Shaf & Tony pulled it out of the bag on the 21st end to win 23-21.
Meanwhile on rink 3, it was neck and neck with Jean, Ange, Tricia & Joan v Julian (debut match), Gym, Brian C & Ray V all the way through. Julian and Brian C had an amazing 21st end putting their four bowls in very close proximity to the jack. Ange’s first bowl turned Tricia’s bowl in for 2nd shot and her second bowl gracefully glided through the packed head without touching anything. How? Jean’s two bowls were not a million miles away but Gym Bicycle-Brown played an absolute pearler to take the second shot out giving the chaps a three and a final one shot win as the sun faded behind the clouds.
The banter bounced back and forth across the rinks and the joy of playing a final match in such good company along with spectators was pure joy.
Ann H won the “Robin” giving her a bottle of single malt whisky whilst the entry fees contributed £50 to the Macmillan Cancer Support Fund.
Jacquie Elkin provided the robin and made some very welcome pots of tea while Scott did a fine job behind the bar.
A great collaboration from all the members who helped wash up and clean up afterwards not just in the dining area but also all the outdoor equipment and chairs. Thanks to one and all. It couldn’t have been better !