La Marina Bowls Club with Chris Bould
La Marina Bowls Club with Chris Bould

Last weekend, March 9/10th, saw the Finals of our inter club competitions sponsored by Jennifer Cunningham. The competitors were well supported by the members which was really good to see. All matches were played in the correct spirit of the game which was a pleasure to witness. Reminds me of a saying “ it matters not if you won or lost but how you played the game “.

The winners: Ladies singles Shirley Hadaway and men’s singles Garth Slater ( pictured) Please check the notice board for a full list of results.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up, without you there would be no games. Good to see some new names coming through the ranks.

Thanks must go to David Hadaway, comp sec, and his helpers for organizing the event. Thanks also, to our resident umpire, Peter Bailey. The weekend rounded off with a buffet sponsored by Jennifer Cunningham and created by Louisa, Santiago and staff.

Now to the leagues.

Monday 11-03 -19 Pathfinders we’re at home to El Rancho pintos. Points were 8 for and 4 against. Shots were 98 for and 67 against. Three good winning rinks : Reg Jackson, Dave Mcgaw and John Rae, 24-7; Paul Tregoing, Norman Slip, Dave Hadaway 18-10 and Lolita Rae, Bernie Carr, John Morgan 23-12.

Also on Monday the Explorers we’re away to Quesada Pearls. They came away with one draw, Janet Parsons, Carol Smith, Mike Stone 18-18; one win Anne Stone, Margaret McLaughlin, Shirley Hadaway 19-8. So points 3 for and 9  against, shots 65 for 100 against.

Wednesday 13-03-19 Winter league. La Marina v San Miguel. A very close match indeed, the spoils being shared, 6 points each. The shots were81 for and 82 against.

Friday 15-03-19 The Merlin’s entertained Country Bowls. Points for 8 and against 4; shots were 90 for and 72 against. Three winning rinks, Margaret Sadler, Bernie Carr, John Morgan 22-13. Reg Jackson, Dave Mcgaw, Bill Jones 18-12. Dave Taylor, Arthur Cronk, Garth Slater 21-11.

The Ospreys we’re away at San Louis playing the Tigers. A good result, 10 points for and 2 against. Shots were 90 for and 71 against. Best winning rink Janet Parsons, Wendy Latham and Tom Spencer, 25-13.

That’s all folks!