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A  Double Six proves unlucky for El Cid at Monte Mar By Paul Trunchion

Sitting top of the league with 2 wins El Cid travelled to Monte Mar hoping to build on their good start to the Winter League. Out of 90 ends El Cid won 50 which should result in a win but dropping a 6 on two tight games proved very costly. Over the 5 Rinks Monte Mar took 3 wins pipping El Cid by 1 shot for shot difference and resulting in a 8-4 defeat.

Stars for El Cid were the two all ladies teams of Betty Anderson, Geraldine Scutt, Hazel Brown and Yvonne Briden with a 20-11 win and Ros Dingle, Shirley Payne, Anita Randall and Pat Metcalfe winning 18 – 13.  Well done to Monte Mar and must do better for El Cid. Next week sees El Cid back on the coach to Greenlands.

Stewart Beattie


Good day for the Swords again on Monday, travelling to Finca Guila and coming away with 8-2 win (80 shots to 47)and a win on the Challenger Rink. In the scoring rinks best result went to Alan Hall, Jim Sissens and Ian Brown romping away to a 31-6 win. Wins also for Betty Anderson, Hazel Brown and Jill Glastonbury 20-14 and John Carr, Clive Bidel and Paul Whitmee 18-11. In the last scoring rink Pat Coburn, Paul Trunchion and Alan Ferrand were all square in to the 16th end, holding 3 to go ahead in the 16th only to see Finca’s Marjorie Parnham fire and take the jack back for 3 shots. No way back sadly and they lost 16-11.

Big win for the Challengers, Dave Forret, Stuart Branch (who says this will no doubt surprise and please all his UK Mainland bowling friends!) with Stewart Beattie taking the game 27-12. Our Friendly losing out 18-11 on the ever challenging Rink 1!

Next weeks match is now on Tuesday afternoon and sees the Swords take on BBC Tigers at El Cid.



Country Bowls ‘Cubs’ headed out to La Siesta for their second game of the season and for many of the team their first away league game.

After a shaky start on all but one rink the newly formed ‘Cubs’ started their comeback.

Winning 10 – 2 against the ‘Silvers’ with 4 rinks winning in a nail biting finish and the one loss that went to the last end.

A very proud moment for the club and the team captain after a hugely successful summer programme introducing new players to the sport.

The ‘Geckos’ in the B division finished with a 6 – 6 draw against San Luis ‘Leopards’ and the ‘Flamingos’ on Monday got off to a great start beating Emerald Isle ‘Saturns’ with a score of 8-4. All in all a positive start to the season for Country Bowls.

For any information on Country Bowls please ring 966191552/635086742 or e-mail . Additionally visit our website for our regularly updated news.

El Rancho Bowls Club

Monday found two of our teams playing each other in the Voyager league, the Palominos being the home team, playing the Raiders. The Raiders proved to be the stronger team on the day 4 rinks with the other drawn, but the scores were close on most of the rinks, so all had to battle for the win, a great scenario for a morning’s fun.

In the afternoon the Pintos were at Quesada playing the Rubies and had a good afternoons bowling, great company and a good result. Taking 3 rinks and drawing one, a fine end to an away fixture, a good start to the league.

Friday morning found the Rangers playing host to Vistabella Conquistadors, playing very well to take full advantage of the home mat in taking the rinks by 4 to 1 and the overall shot by a good margin. Ngaio Baldwin, Pete Baldwin and Malc Elmore 33-14. Kay Griffith, Gary Dunstone and Brian Taylor 13-16. Dolly Ford, Ann Abbott and David Wright 31-05. Ron Edwards, John Richards and Mike Ager 27-09. Lesley day, Janet Wright and Bob Day 17-15.

In the afternoon The Broncos were at home to the Horadada Royals, also having a good win, taking 4 rinks to Royal’s 1 and the overall shots by a reasonable margin.Jan Bright, Peter Bagwell and Jean Bagwell 20-13. Graham day, Sheila Cox and Mike Cox 24-9. Ann C Taylor, Denise Morgan and Keith Longshaw 16-15. Brian Harris, Bob Easthope and Rob Clark 17-15. Barbara Jones, Pam Harris and Geoff Jones 10-19.

Meanwhile the Mustangs were at Emerald Isle playing the Cavaliers, whilst we came away with just the one rink, we had fun though the bowling was a little challenging. For further membership information contact Carolyn Harris on 966774316 or at Or Brian Taylor on 9654077093 or at

Emerald Isle Bowls Club  ELWYN MORRIS

Sat the Emerald Isle ladies played San Miguel ladies and the home team took the spoils by 3-2 and an aggregate of 85-78, the winners were M Riley M Whitelock C Parsons M Willicott  16-15, C Thomas B Doran J Westall 24-13, M Elliott B Eldred P Rhodes 17-13. Good game followed by a good meal, well done Ladies

Sunday we had our annual visit from the St James Gate boys playing for The Perpetual SUN Trophy (who named it that) and the visitors came out on top with a clean sweep 4-0, so The Gate take the trophy back from the Isle, for another year.

We also had some Yorkshire crown green bowlers over and they won their two games. Mind you they would be used to the conditions endured during game, maybe that gave them the edge, but well done all four of you.

Monday saw the Titans play at home against La Siesta Apollos. The Titans won 10-2 aggregate 109-67 the winners were D Jones G Odell J Smyth 33-16, M Riley M Veale M Odell 22-7, D Rhodes K Jolliffe  D Gerrard 21-16  S Johnson P Coffey I Brewster 18-12

The Neptunes were at home against the E I Moonrakers and they came out on top by 9-3 aggregate of 111-81. Winners were M Whitelock J Westall C Warner  25-10, R Adams L Vincent H Rhodes 25-16, C Ayling S Wickens  D Donovan 23-16, B Doran C Thomas M Thomas  drew 21-21. For the Moonrakers winners L Harris G Ponsford P Dix 23-14,L Burns T Dix E Bennett drew 21-21

The Saturns travelled to Country Bowls Flamingos and the home team won the game by 8-4 aggregate 106-73 winners were J Elliott G Smith R Ede 24-16, R Andrews S Adams J Mulloy 19-16

Wed took the Emerald Isle to San Miguel in the Winter and the home team were the winners 10-2 aggregate 78-75, winning rink was D Rhodes C Smyth M Odell C Lindgren 26-8

Friday the Cavaliers played El Rancho at home and they won 10-2 aggregate of 120-66 winners were B Kavanagh P Coffey S Kavanagh 32-7, P Rhodes J Pooley AMS 25-9, B Taylor C Smyth C Lindgren 26-5  S Johnson R White I Brewster 31-22

The Claymores travelled to San Luis Lions and the home team won 10-2 aggregate 66-111 Winners were M Whitelock C Parsons M Stacey 22-!9

The Outlaws played at home against Vistabella Swingers and won 8-4 aggregate 84-82 winners were L Harris G Ponsford P Dix 23-12, I Hughes D Close P Willicott 17-14, J Close T Dix EBennett 17-16

The Roundheads travelled to Greenlands Elms, beaten 10-2, aggregate 64-119, winners were D Martin R Andrews J Mulloy 22-14

Greenlands Bowls Club

In the Voyager Division The Chestnuts were at home to Vistabella Buggies. Final scores were – Total shots for – 67. total shots against – 91. Points for – 2. points against – 10. Winning rink was……….Derek Hart, Brian White, skip John Newell. 19 shots to 14. After this match it was the turn of our other two teams from the Discovery Division, The Maples being the Away team and the Sycamores the home team. Final score was – total shots for – 76. total shots against 116. Points for – 2. Points against – 10 Winning team for the Sycamores – Phil Lockley, Mary Lockley, skip Mel Brown. – 28 shots to 18. Winning rinks for the Maples – Sally Cordell, Roy Cordell, skip Dave Webb. – 20 shots to 9.  Avril Toozer, Joe Ridley, skip Diane Ridley. – 24 shots to 19.  Janet Webb, Derek Toozer, skip John Obrien. – 30 shots to 7.  Linda Hier, Veronica Sale, skip Derek Sale. – 24 shots to 13.

On Thursday the club were hosts to Basingstoke B.C. The weather stayed fine and sunny which obviously pleased our visitors There was some very competitive games which resulted in two winning rinks to Basingstoke and four to the hosts. We all sat down to soup and sandwiches after the game, thanks to the owners of Greenlands for providing the meal once again. We look forward to next years visit from the friendly club of Basingstoke. In the Southern League C Div, the Elms were at home to Emerald Isle Roundheads. Final scores ……….Total shots for – 119.  Total shots against – 64. Points for – 10. Points against – 2. Winning rinks – Doreen Watt, Terry Powel, skip Dave Thompson. – 35 shots to 6.  Carol Stobbart, Vic Young, skip John Newell. 24 shots to 10. Margaret Hirst, Jean Thompson, skip Graham Watt. – 20 shots to 13. Dave Field, Neville Pulfer, skip John Dowell. – 26 shots to 13. In the Southern League A Div The Oaks were away to Vistabella Picadores. Final score was ….Total shots for – 91. shots against – 84. Points for – 8. Points against – 4. Winning rinks were – Averil Toozer, Linda Hier, skip John Obrien. – 18 shots to 11. Sally Cordell, Roy Cordell, skip Dave Webb. – 24 shots to 14. Janet Webb, Margaret Dewar, skip Jeff Hier. – 18 shots to 17. Greenlands are accepting new members so if you are new to the game or an existing Player please contact Chris Dewar on tel 698418987 or email or you can visit our website

Horadada Bowls Club By Irene Graham 

This week is the start of the two league matches per week for us and Monday wasn’t a good day at the office for the first match of the Discovery Division.  We were at home to San Miguel Dalmations and after a poor start we found it difficult to keep up to a better side on the day.  However we did have one winning rink and that was:    Irene Graham, Les Davies and Terry Hucknall.  Well played Guys.  The final score was 75 shots for and 95 against, giving us 2 points to San Miguels’s 10.

Friday, in the Southern League, wasn’t a great deal better.  We were playing away to El Rancho.  This is not one of our favourite playing venues, it is difficult to adjust to the speed of the green.  In saying that, some of the rinks had very close scores and it could have gone either way.  One rink we only lost by 1 shot and another by 2 shots.  Our 1 winning rink was:  Irene Graham, Alan Miller and Brian Eatough.  This was actually a very good match for us although the final scores don’t show that.  Total shots for 71 to 87 against and the overall points were 2 for Horadada and 10 for El Rancho.  The match was played in a very friendly, sporting manner.

Horadada offers a warm welcome to new or experienced bowlers, and provides the necessary equipment.  Our roll-up days for this friendly club are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings.  Please contact Fred Trigwell on 659139129 for more information

LA MARINA REPORT by Barry Latham

Our rearranged Winter League game was set up for Sunday 14th at La Siesta.  Despite the warning of rain we got away with it during the Match. Well done to all the team for a cracking 9 – 3 victory.  Mike Stone, Carol Smith , Wendy Latham and Ann Stone got a very worthy 14 – 14 draw.  All of them having some wonderful shots. We had three winning rinks Marilyn Fryatt, Richard Robinson, David Fryatt and  Maureen Kidd winning 22 – 15.The others were even closer with Don Fowkes leading his rink of Pete Parsons, Jean Fowkes and Janet Parsons getting a victory of 17 – 13 and Shirley Hadaway plus Mike Smith, Desne Lowe and Barbara Forshaw winning 16 – 13.  Don’t ask Shirley how Dave got on!!!!  Typical Winter League went for a lovely meal afterwards.  Got to the third course and the heavens opened.  Puddings were taken wherever you could find a dry place.  Who cared, we had won.  The Pathfinders found their way to Monte Mar to play the Toreadors and came away with an 8 – 4 win.  The overall shots were very close.  We won by two shots.  So well done John Morgan, Jean  Perchard and Mike Lowe winning17 – 15 and very well done Terry Perchard, Marilyn Fryatt winning 23 – 10 and even better David Hadaway, Bernie Carr and Desna Lowe winning by one more 23 – 9.  In  the Discovery Div what a result for the Explorers playing at home they won on all rinks against Monte Mar Matadors.   Skip Alex Whyte won 18 – 8 with the help of Mike Surch and Steve Douglas. Close by was Shirley Hadaway, Jim Reeves and Roger Stacey winning19 – 11.  Don Fowkes handsomely won 27 – 7 with Carol Smith and Maureen Kidd. Then came a good old family battle with the husband winning by one shot. Like Skip cliff Rawlinson, Mike Smith and Anne Stone pulling off a 33 – 8 win only to find Skip Mike Stone, Jean Fowkes and Margaret McLaughlin getting one more to have a 34 – 8 victory. I think they went home in the same car!!!  Funny old game, here’s me praising our team on a great win and next thing I know another team goes and loses 12 – 0.  The Winter League popped over to Vistabella only to find they, on this occasion, were out of their depth. Come Friday the forecasters, forecast rain, thunderstorms and what happened the Ospreys and the Merlins created their own storms when the Ospreys beat San Miguel Bulldogs 8 – 4 on points.  Lovely to see Roy Hart back playing.  Good result for Skip Mike Stone, Carol Smith and Steve Douglas who won 16 – 12. AlexWhyte , Jim Reeves and Kathy Manning  fought well for a 18 – 13 scoreline while Don and Jean Fowkes plus Cliff Rawlinson had a comfortable win of 23 – 16.  To finish a good week the Merlins, Old Man Perchard, his young wife and Trevor Hancock managed a  24 – 4 win. Talking of old, Dave O’Sullivan took his rink of Garth Slater and Paul Tregoing to a 37 – 11 win with them getting a hot shot on one of the ends. Brill. Don’t forget to claim your prize.  John Rae skipped Dave McGaw and Reg Jackson to a 22 -17 victory.. Good job they have someone quiet at the front. John Withers was looked after by Marilyn Fryatt and Desna Lowe who won 23 – 12.  Good end to the week.  Well done one and all.

La Siesta Bowls Club By Rod Edgerton

The Apollos travelled to Emerald Isle to play the Titans in the Enterprise Division and came away with 2 points to their opponents 10 losing the match by 109 shots to 67. The winning rink for the Apollos came from Dave Davies with Florence and Mike Edwards to win a close rink by 16 shots to 15.

In the Voyager Division the La Siesta Pioneers met the Sputniks in an all La Siesta tie. A close match saw the Sputniks win on 3 of the 5 rinks but lost the overall shots by 103-85.For the Apollos biggest winners were Val and Tony Dalton with Barbara Cooper winners by 28 shots to 15 whilst wins for the Sputniks came from Kathleen Morrisoe,Ken Stringfellow and John Clarke 26-23 whilst Dot Kocsis,Sheila Millward and Norman Murphy won 18-16.In a close match Hilary Clarke,Noel Morrisoe and Alan Ralph won 16-15.The overall match result was a 6-6 draw with shots advantage going to the Apollos by 103 shots to 85.

Two matches were played in the Winter League the first being a rearranged fixture at home to La Marina which the visitors won by 2 shots 77 to 79.Bill Jordan,Norman Murphy,Fay Beattie and Sue Jordan winning 22 shots to 10 whilst Derek Smith,Tony Campbell,Pat Harman and Jean Cooper drew 14-14.The overall result 3 points to La Siesta 9 to La Marina.

A comprehensive win for San Luis against La Siesta in the other match in the Winter League winning on all rinks by 123 shots to 58.

In the Southern League C Division the Silvers entertained Country Bowl Cubs and although making a promising start on most rinks it was the Cubs who came on strong in the final 9 ends and won on 4 of the 5 rinks taking the match by 102 shots to 68 taking 10 points to the Silver’s 2.The winning rink for the Silvers went down to the final end with the scores level and with both skips swapping holding shots it was the rink of Ann and Rod Edgerton with Katherleen Morrisoe who finally gained victory by a single shot 17-16.

In the B Division the Golds were at home to MonteMar Toreadors and won by 92 shots to 86 gaining 9 points to there opponents 3.Biggest winners were Irene & Dave Laverick with skip Vic Mahomet who won 26 shots to 14.Narrow wins for Derek Smith,Val Dalton & Rab Logan and for Ann McEvoy, Norman Adcroft and Fay Beattie whilst Pat Moore with Bill& Sue Jordan managed a creditable draw.

In the A Division a good away win for the Blues at Vistabella by the narrow margin of 93 shots to 91.Achieving a win by 8 points to 4.Winners for the Blues were Ramsay Sinclair with Pat Harman and Alex Morrice by 23 shots to 16 whilst Joy & Brian Gardiner with Jean Cooper won 18-16. There was also to drawn rinks from Trish Reilly,Brian Harman & George Richardson and from Dave Davies.Pat Reilly & Irene Mangan.

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Friday 12th October


A good result for the Toreadors winning on all rinks. To many winners to name them all, so congratulations to everyone who performed so well on the day.

Shots Toreadors 116 – 62 Crusaders , Points Toreadors 12 – 0 Crusaders

Monday 15th October

MATADORS v La Marina Explores

Away to La Marina Explores the Matadors had a tough game against the explores, losing on all rinks.

Shots Matadors 42 – 133 La Marina Explores, Points matadors 0 – 12 La Marina Explores

TOREADORS v La Marina Pathfinders

At home to La Marina Pathfinders winning on two rinks and only losing by two in shots. Well done to the winning teams of : Diane Horsington, Chris Harding, skip John Hunt, Wendy Sheridan, Cliff Norris, skip Graham Smythe.

Shots Toreadors  81 – 83 La Marina Pathfinders, Points Toreadors 4 – 8 La Marina Pathfinders

Tuesday 16th October


We welcomed another touring team this time from Basington Bowling Club Hampshire. Everyone enjoyed the mornings bowling with the result not been important. After the match everyone enjoyed refreshments followed by another delicious buffet at Lounge D.

Wednesday 17th October


Monte Mar got their season started with a well earned win against a well organised El Cid team. Well done to our winning teams: Sheila Roberts, Cliff Norris, Jan Gatward skip Alan Ashberry 19-15, Jan Soars, June Young, Steve Hindle skip Dave Melville 16-15, Gina Hindle, Pauline Woodfine, Danny King skip Barrie Woodfine 20-10.

Shots Monte Mar 79 – 78 El Cid, Points Monte Mar 8-4 El Cid.

For further information about Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club check out our website  or email us at We are also on Facebook.

Quesada Bowls Club Report by Dee Stephenson

As the Winter season gets into full swing, the results have been mixed this week.

In the Southern League A Division the QBC Swifts hosted Mazarron. It was a tough match on all rinks with some very close scores. Mazarron won overall though 3 rinks to 2 and 90 shots to 84. The points were 8 to Mazarron and 4 to Quesada Swifts

The previous week Swifts played Horadada but came out victorious with 10 points to Horadada 2 points and a resounding 112 shots to 63. Well done to the Swifts!    

In the same division, QBC Swallows played Emerald Isle in a very close match. Quesada won with 7-5 points and 90-88 shots.       

In the B Division the QBC Swans played El Rancho who won 9 points to 3. The shots were close through with El Rancho scoring 82 and Quesada 72 shots.

In the South Alicante Winter League Enterprise Division, a home fixture saw QBC Pearls victorious against QBC Diamonds. Again a resounding win by Pearls 10 points to 2 and 107 shots to 64. Well done QBC Pearls!

In the South Alicante Winter League Discovery Division QBC Rubies played El Rancho, who won the match 9 points to Rubies 3 points and 100 shots to Rubies 71 shots.

And finally in the Winter League, another resounding win for QBC this time against Greenlands with QBC scouting 10 points to Greenlands 2 points and 118 shots to Greenlands 52 shots.

Just a reminder about our popular Saturday morning chicken drive which is open to visitors. Green fess are only 6 euros if you have your own shoes and bowls and 7 euros if you need to hire them. Anyone interested in taking part, please report to The Club, Quesada for a 9.30am start.

For more information about our club, please contact our membership secretary Angie Goddard New bowlers are always welcome and introductory coaching is available.

Quesada Bowls club would like to thank sponsors IBEX insurance and the team at Quesada office

SAN LUIS BOWLS CLUB REPORT 19.10.18. Sheila Cammack

Finally most of our players are back and all the league matches are under way, the mornings are cooler and the greens are damp; welcome to the winter season.

South Alicante League Monday 15th SL Klingons v SL Trekkers; as expected a hard fought match on both sides (even if the result doesn’t reflect that). With Klingons winning 10-2, 112 shots-87, well done to: Colin Jackson, June & Keith Jones 31.13, Kath Reid, Pam Lockett, Ian Kenyon 17-12, William Holtham, Sabrina & Russell Marks 30-11, Janet McEneany, Keith Phillips, Peter McEneany 27-26. Trekkers winners: Shirley Verity, Jo & Jules Pering 25-7.

SL Vulcans v SL Romulans, again a hard fought match, close on shots with Vulcans winning 94-86. 8pts-4. Well done to: Ian Ross, Margaret Clarke, Charlie Marigold (welcome back !!) 17-14, Walter Lang, Sue Ross, Brenda Brown 19-14, Chris Jackson, Ray Whatmough, Malcolm Ayton 26-11. SL Romulans winners: Pat Baylis, Lyndon Johnson, Roger Inwards 25-21, Sharon Mitchell, Mario Cavilla, Harry Epsom 22-11.

Wednesday 17th Winter League: San Luis away v La Siesta (and on a mission to wipe out last season’s defeat), had an excellent result; 12 pts-0, shots 123-58. Winners: Shirley Verity, Ray Clarke, Sabrina & Russ Marks 18-11, Ann Holland, Sheila Cammack, Les Bedford, Julian Pering 25-13, Pam Lockett, Bill Webb, June & Keith Jones 31-5, Kath Reid, Giuseppe Galelli, Neil Morrison, Ian Kenyon 21-18, Jan Pocock, Keith Phillips, Dave Blackie, Scott Malden 28-11.

Friday 19th SL Lions at home v EI Claymores, had a good result: 10-2, shots 111-65. Winners:

William Holtham, Janet & Peter McEneany 16-10, Ann Holland, Ray Pollock, Neil Morrison 18-14,  Kath Reid, Pam Lockett, Ian Kenyon 30-6, Colin Jackson, June & Keith Jones 28-13.

SL Tigers at home v Q Swallows had a tough match; 2pts-10, 75 shots-111. Winners: Helen Hammond, Bill Webb, Scott Malden 23-8.

SL Leopards travelled away to CB Gekos, and did not have an easy game; 4pts-8, 69 shots-97. Well done to: Dennis Jackson, Sue Ross, Babs Shand 17-10, Ian Ross, Ken Dullaway, Malcolm Ayton 22-19. SL Pumas away v LM Merlins had some tough opponents, 61 shots-120, 2pts-10 Winners:  Chris Phillips, Terry Beaney, Geoff Francis 17-14.

Thursday 25th is the start of our Premier 20 knockout competition, v Monte Mar, good luck to all our players.

SLBC information, club website: or contact June Jones, Club Captain: 691903 Press Report San Miguel Bowls Club – week ending 19th October 18

San Miguel Bowls Club

By Gail Willshire

Monday saw the first of the South Alicante League games this year with two of our teams playing each other. The Beagles prevailed with a 10:2 win over the Alsatians, 106 shots to 83. Wins for the Beagles came from Brian Miller, Margaret Patterson & Lin Miller 25:24, Allan Patterson, Gail Willshire & Val Hignett 18:11, Dave Johnson, Mary Dyer & Steve Cantley  25:14 and Noel Davis, Don Whitney & Carol Broomfield 22:11. The win for the Alsatians came from Ian Hope, John Dalgleish & John Marshall 16:23.

While the Pointers had a bye this week, the Dalmatians were away to Horada Falcons managing a great 10:2 win with 95 shots to 75. Success came from Stan North, Jim Jarvie & Mick Rogers 19:12, Jack Jackson, Bill Knight & Bob Donnelly 20:11, Meg Brownlee, Mike Bayfield & Bill Brownlee 23:13, Bob Nesbitt, Dave Champion & Barbara Scotthern 21:17.

On Wednesday the Winter League team had a great 10:2 result against Emerald Isle . Winning teams were: Noel Davis, Lee Sinclair & Gail & Fred Willshire 16:14, Brian Miller, Margaret Patterson, Dave Johnson & Mary Dyer 18:8, Don Whitney, Val & Chris Collier & Stuart Denholm 19:14 and Jan Allen, Brian Allen, Stuart Hemmings & Lin Miller 17:13.

Finally, our Friday teams had mixed results. The Boxers did well away to Quesada bringing home an 8:4 win from: Bill Reeves, Barry Jones & Bob Donnelly 13:12; Stan North, Jim Jarvie & Dave Champion a wonderful 32:11 and Bob Nesbitt, Ann Young & Barbara Scotthern 19:18, overall just taking the shots 78:77. The Bulldogs didn’t fair quite so well at home taking just 4 points from La Marina Ospreys. Allan Booth, John Staden & Cliff Palisted won 20:18 while Sandy Hannan, Alan Campbell & Dave Greenland won 25:17, final shots 86 to 92.

To conclude, a reminder that the Wasps sessions take place Wednesdays 1:30 for 2:00 – €5 for an afternoon’s bowling with shoes and woods available to borrow. Due to the popularity of the Wasps, anyone taking up bowls for the first time is now asked to attend a session on Tuesday afternoons, starting at 1:45 to have some initial coaching.

For further information on San Miguel Bowls Club please contact the President Stuart Hemmings on 965720461, or the Secretary Gail Willshire on 965020492.

Vistabella Bowls Report with Lynne Bishop.

The start of a new season for the South Alicante Winter League. In the  Enterprise league our two teams went head to head…the Albatrosses against the Drivers. The Albatrosses taking wins on four rinks leaving the Drivers with just the one. I’m sure there was a lot of friendly’s not easy when you are playing your mates! Shots, Albatrosses 94(10) – 66(2) Drivers.

Discovery league. The newly promoted eagles were at home to Mazarron Mariners, up against some strong opposition they went down four rinks to one, our winning three were Stephen Guy, Steve Wilson & Diane Hudson who came good against three very good bowlers. Shots, VB 65(2) – 96(10) M.

Voyager League. Our newly formed team the Buggies were down the road at Greenlands playing their Chestnuts, it was a good win…the first of many..we are hoping! Four wins and one defeat. Shots, VB 92(10) – 67(2) G.

Winter League. An excellent result from all the team this week, playing La Marina at home they won on all the Rinks for a full house of points. Shots, VB 101(10) – 67(0) LM. No Berleen.

Southern League div A Lanzadores at home to La Siesta Blues. Not a good day in the office for our side, with just one win and two drawn games but credit to the Blues who played a really good game. Shots were very close VB 91(4) – 93(8) LS.

Div A Picadors were also at home for a pm game against Greenlands Oaks. They too could have done better than winning on two rinks, not a good day for our home teams..onwards & upwards. Shots, VB 84(4) – 91(8) G.

Div C Conquistadors away to El Rancho Rangers. A tricky green to the best of bowlers, just one team..Derek Howe, Stan Dibble & Sue Wilson managed a win. Shots, VB 59(2) – 121(10) ER.

Div C Swingers at El Rancho playing the Outlaws. Two winning rinks and just missed out on the long game but as the Captain quotes…it’s just a blip! Shots, VB 82(4) – 84(8) EI. Overall not a good week for our Southern league team, got to pull our socks up next week!