Our match against Wing on Sunday included a number of “firsts”. New member Jeanie made her club debut, we had tied highest winning rinks and Winslow scored 100 shots for the first time in many a game,

We enjoyed ideal playing conditions during the match with glorious sunshine all afternoon although the end nearest the clubhouse did get a little chilly once the shadows started appearing.

At the half time tea break the scores were tied at 55:55 with a quite remarkable 33 shots being scored on one rink in just 9 ends!. As per the previous week at Thame, Winslow won on 3 of the 5 rinks with an overall score of 100:83 coincidentally giving us another 17 shot win. 

The highest wining rink accolade was shared by two rinks both of which won by 17 shots (17 seems to be becoming our lucky number). After a slow start and falling 0:4 behind the rink of John & Valerie Gomersall and John Jeacock fought back well winning 7 of the last 9 ends achieving an excellent 27:10 win. While the rink of debutant Jeanie, Roger Piosk and your captain were never really troubled after picking up a 6 on the forth end and finished with a 26:9 win.

This week my thanks go to

  • Roger P and Victor for cutting the green before the game. In my opinion the green is running very well and is an absolute pleasure to bowl on. John Gilbey mentioned that our recent French visitors couldn't believe that it was real grass.

  • Sarah and John for running the bar

  • Roger Shelton for organising the refreshments.

  • Sarah for standing in for Wing as they had a player fall ill on the morning of the game

  • Richard and Tony for being our unused reserves

  • Ken & Joan and the gardening team to their hard work around the green

  • Neil Holman, he (and anyone else at the game) knows why!

Thanks and well done to everyone involved in another enjoyable afternoon of bowls

Jef Cawdell